Still sitting on the couch and trying to decide where you should go for your trip? Planning a trip can be very confusing because there are so many choices and so little time. There’s a knack to travel planning and today, we are here to give you some insight before you spiral out of control from seeing all those beautiful pictures on the internet.
First of all, where are you in the mood to go? Someplace wild and adventurous like Australia, for some peace and serenity in the Maldives or a full touristy vibe in Paris? When you decide on the location, your true research begins. The moment you have decided a date for your trip, get a travel rewards credit card. The more points you collect, the more free miles you will get on your travel.
Let’s start shall we:
Let’s say that you have decided to visit the Maldives. It’s a great place to go due to one of its most popular and most visited sites called the “Sea of Stars”. The sparkling water of this sea is located at Vaadhoo Island and most of the people arrive here to catch this beautiful and romantic sight at night.
Here’s what you should do:
- Search for the “Top 10 Sights to Visit in the Maldives”
- Search for images on Google and Pinterest
- Don’t forget to look at the food and wine tours
- Search for festivals and holidays that might take place during your destination’s timeframe
Gather Them in One Place
Now that you have decided on all the sights you want to visit, list them down in your “travel guide notebook” and number them according to ones you would like to see first. Now ask yourself this: Will you feel disappointed if you miss seeing these sights?
It’s ok to miss a few sights when you will be on your trip. What you need to focus on are the sights that are open and popular. Visit them first and cross them off your travel research list.
At this point, also find out the type of gear you will need if you are planning to go somewhere adventurous. Buy a travel bagpack that will fit most of the essentials, which you will require during your trip.
Next step is to pick out your travel plans.
- Are you looking for a direct flight? (These might be a little bit expensive)
- What will be the cost of the flight, the shuttle (if there are any layovers) and the cab from the airport to your hotel?
Avoid taking cabs during your entire trip. Cabbies make a lot of money on tourists and since you are new to the country, you won’t be able to know when you are being scammed on the miles. Take a tram or a bus instead.
Calculate what it will cost you for all the things that you have listed in the notebook and then compare it with your budget. If it is within your budget, then good for you, if not, then you might wanna wait a few months to save some more.
Travel research is a long drawn out process that requires at least a month for you to plan. Don’t get frustrated if you get stuck during the travel planning. Take a break and read some travel blogs. Visit ReadyProSupply to browse travel backpacks and join the club to know more about travelling.