How to Plan an Epic Vacation

Travel is a luxury that an increasing number of us are becoming able to experience. Just because travel is becoming more affordable, however, does not mean that you should stop treating each trip like it is a big deal. Planning each trip so that it can be your next dream vacation is how to best enjoy every vacation you go on. Never take for granted what you are able to do, and enjoy your trip so much more just because you put a little extra effort into planning… Here are our travel tips to help you plan an epic vacation!


How to Plan a Vacation of Epic Proportions


How to Choose Your Destination


Choosing your destination might seem like a daunting task, but it just means that you need to ask yourself a few questions and answer them as honestly as you can.


  1. When do you want to travel?
  2. How much money do you have to travel?
  3. What kind of experiences are you looking for?
  4. How long can your trip be?


Once you have these answers, you can then work on finding destinations that fit your criteria. You will want to read up on blogs and get a general sense of what you are getting into before you book anything. This way you can find the right destinations. All that is left is to book things like your flight and accommodation in advance, so that you can make the most of deals and save for your trip more efficiently.


How to Choose Your Accommodations


The accommodation you will need will depend on how many there are of you, your budget, and what kind of trip you want to experience. Some people prefer all-inclusive resorts, others prefer to live like locals and experience their destination first hand. Either way, visiting Vacation Renter is a great first step to see what options are out there. Nowadays you can rent out beautiful homes for affordable prices, and skip the copy-pasted hotel rooms for something more memorable and unique. The more people that go, the more economical renting a property will become.


How to Choose What You’ll Do


Once you have the destination and have your accommodation, you can then start planning on what you will do. The reason why you should do this last is because it is easier to plan activities around where you will be staying. Similarly, knowing how to use public transport or if there are any local tours near your accommodation can save you a lot of stress later on. Use travel guides, travel blogs, and social media to create a master list of things you would like to see and do, so that when the time comes, you can pick and choose on the day. This method of planning allows for some spontaneity and little chance of having a bad experience.

We need vacations to take a break from our hard work weeks, but studies have found that you can prolong the beneficial effects of a trip by planning for it in advance. You don’t want to frustrate yourself, however, which is why using online resources for accommodation and trip planning can make the planning process fun and rewarding.  

About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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