The first step in any travel-planning process is choosing the perfect destination for your trip! There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a travel destination (and travel planning in general), so in addition to our super helpful travel notebook, we're here to share some tips that we use to decide where we will be heading next.
What do you want to get out of your trip?
The very first thing to think about when choosing the perfect destination, is what you want to get out of your travel experience? We are big believers in giving your trip purpose because it will inspire you throughout the travel planning process (and while on your trip) and give you something incredible to look forward to. Do you want to discover a new culture? Do you want to become more knowledgeable on a specific subject (European history, wine, Kung Fu)? Or, do you just want to relax and reset? Giving your trip purpose by setting expectations or goals is a great way to get you in the mindset for your trip and help you narrow down destinations that make sense. Even write down your purpose in a travel notebook for inspiration and focus!
Since you now understand what you want to get out of your trip, you’ve probably narrowed your search down quite a bit. What’s next? How do you actually decide?
Seasons & Weather
When planning your next travel destination, it is always important to consider the time of the year, seasons and weather in any potential destinations. Is it the busy tourist season or slow season? Is it warm and sunny or does it rain most of the day? Are there any events or festivals that you should be aware of?
Another consideration while deciding on your next travel destination is any activities that you've always wanted to do! What are your bucket list items that you can check off on this trip? Do you have recommendations from friends and family? Are there any life changing activities that you can do? Jot some ideas down in your travel notebook for reference or a checklist later on!
For most of us, the biggest factor in determining a travel destination is the cost. Does the expense match what you are expecting to pay for the trip? Often the biggest expense of a trip is the price of flights and other transportation. Remember to also take into account day-to-day expenses like the price of accommodations and food. Additionally, you'll want to account for any activities that you will want to do while on your destination.
Still stuck in your travel-planning process? If you're still undecided on where your next travel destination should be, we recommend searching the internet for the best places to accomplish your travel goals, scouring travel blogs for the perfect spot or checking out social media to see where might be a good fit. Contact us today for your very own travel notebook and streamline the entire travel-planning process!
Travel planning can be overwhelming. If you're planning a trip, simplify your travel planning process with the Adventure Assist travel notebook.