Ways to Determine Your Next Dream Destination
If you’re planning a major trip overseas and you’re intending to be away for an extended period of time, you need to make sure you have everything planned perfectly, down to the last detail. But how do you choose your destination? Here are some questions to think about.
Who Are you Traveling With?
If you’re traveling with your children then you won’t be going mountain climbing in Tibet. If you have a senior member of the family in your travel party, going to Rio de Janeiro for the spring carnival is probably not a good idea. Consider your travel partners and make sure you choose a destination that suits everyone.
How Will you Finance your Expenses?
You’re going to need to cover your expenses while you’re traveling abroad what you don’t want to be doing is spending all your money so that when you return home you have nothing left until your next paycheck. A good way to get around this is to think about using a credit card with zero interest. They have many advantages, including savings in interest and flexibility of use.
Are you Seeking Adventure or Relaxation?
Are you in the mood for the thrill of a camping safari through Namibia and Botswana, or would you prefer to relax on a cruise boat where your every need is catered to? If you want to unwind on your vacation you might think about recharging your energy on a tropical island in the Caribbean. If you are looking for an action-packed adventure holiday, you might opt for mountain hiking in Tasmania, or trekking in the Himalayas.
Do you Want Hot or Cold Climes?
Do you prefer the snowy peaks of Vancouver, to go sing and snow- boarding? Or perhaps you prefer laying on the beach listening to the gentle lap of the ocean in Fiji. When you’re picking a destination, think about the weather at the time of year you were traveling, factor into your decision any health condition that the temperature may affect.
Do you Want to Travel Independently?
Some people choose to travel independently and work out their own itinerary or to be spontaneous and explore their surroundings. Others prefer to have every detail of their vacation worked out for them so they follow a pre-planned schedule. If you prefer the latter, you may enjoy a Bahamas cruise or a guided tour of Europe.
Do You want to Travel Off the Beaten Path?
Are you an adventurer who wants to see different cultures without being surrounded by other tourists? If so you should consider a wine lover’s holiday in Portugal’s Porto, a visit to Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand, or a memorable trip to Poland’s former royal capital, Krakow.
Whatever type of vacation you choose, and where you are traveling to, remember to travel safely. But most of all, have the time of your life.
Anna Duffy shares her love for travel in her articles which appear around the net. She has been lucky enough to work in the travel industry for many years. – Travel Feeder