Now that spring is on the horizon we can start thinking about how we want to spend our time during these warmer months ahead. Spring is a time for new life and colour, and summer follows behind with tropical weather and sunny skies. We are going to take a look today at some of the things to think about when planning your summer adventure this year.
Decide on a destination
The first thing you’ll need to do when it comes to going away for a week or two is to look for the perfect destination. When we look at different options for holidays there are two distinct options we have to choose between to start off with: are we staying in the country or going abroad?
A road trip can be just as fun as a week away in a complex and you can sometimes get to see some hidden gems in your own country which you have never seen before.
A holiday abroad gives you the whole world as an option and you could choose somewhere which is full of culture and history or simply a destination with a really warm and sunny beach.
A great way to help you decide on your trip and the experience you want to have is using a travel planner app to visualise your trip and consider what activities you want to partake in during your stay.
Take a chance, we’ve lost two years in travel and now that international borders it’s important to keep up with the necessary requirements of entry where in some cases you may still need to quarantine regardless of vaccination status.
Prepare the car
If you make the decision to travel within your own country this year it can be a great idea to spend some time on your car before you go. To prepare the car for a trip away you should look at the tyre tread and the pressure and ensure it is all in order; check your fluid levels all over the car and also make sure that your windscreen wipers are strong and healthy and that your lights and electrics are in good shape.
Book some flights
If you flip the coin the other way and decide to head off for a foreign holiday, you will need to spend some time one night ordering your flights and booking a stay on a hotel or a villa. While you are there you can consider package deals for your destination and see how much difference it would make to the price if you decided to book the hotel and flights all at the same time. Usually there are some great deals available for this.
Budget for the trip
Once you have a destination in mind and you have booked your accommodation and travel, it is time to think of a budget. You will always want to bring along some spending money with you on holiday and it is important for you to sit down and think about how much you have in mind to spend. If you know you’ll be getting most things all inclusive, you can save some real money on everything else and this can be great. But if you know you’ll be eating out most nights you will need to take a lot of money with you.
The fun part of getting ready for a holiday has to be packing up all of your stuff and making sure that you can bring along everything you want on the trip. There is always a temptation to bring 100 outfits for the holiday but in reality you will not need that much at all. A pair of jeans, a pair of shorts, some tops, dresses and swimwear should be enough and this along with your essentials shouldn’t take up too much room at all. This will make things much easier for you when packing to come home.
Plan the day
The day you leave for your holiday will always be a stressful one and you’ll likely spend a lot of time running around the house making sure that you haven’t forgotten your toothbrush for the trip. Make sure that you take the time to plan this day a few days earlier so that you know exactly when you need to leave and when you should be at the airport or at your cottage in the country. Give yourself extra time just in case and bring along some drinks and snacks to keep you going. Once you get there you can relax and start to think about how much you will enjoy your trip away for the week ahead!