Traveling on a vacation is almost the most desired and relaxing way to spend your summer break. No matter if you are planning to go around the world or just go fishing for the weekend in the river next-door county, you have to keep in mind some useful tips that might help you avoid certain troubles. Let’s start with the phases of planning a trip.
First decide where you want to go and what do you expect to be doing while being on a vacation. It is never a good idea to buy the first travel deal without acquiring information about the little details as hotels, car rentals, airplane tickets and location of nearby loud pubs or sport centers. Even if you are a sport fan to the bones I don’t think you will be happy listening to drunken football hooligans singing out loud in the night under your window or meeting them in the nearby café.
Next make up your mind how do you get there. There are some really cheap plane tickets especially if you buy them a month ahead. If you are flight-sick like me next option if available is take the train. Nowadays many people underestimate the convenience, safety and taking a walk while traveling with train. Depending on the destination and time of the day it can be a breathtaking beautiful sightseeing. Only the cruises in the Mediterranean can compare with this king of transport while the price is usually times more expensive.
Organize your activities and always have a plan B. A vacation is a real vacation when you really enjoy it. Lying around in the hotel room does not fit in the picture at all. If you go to the beach and half of the time it rains just make up your mind and enjoy yourself by doing other things you like. If you are a sport guy find a gym nearby or go watch a local sport event. You will be surprised how easy you might get new friends. Whatever you like just don’t attack the local whiskey bar alone – you will be surprised how easy bad things can come to you.
Plan your spending and have a small amount of money aside just in case. Nobody expects troubles on their vacation, but such things happen. No matter how good you feel do not spend all your money before you get home. If you really feel the itch in your hands or you are a slave of gambling, you are in trouble. Turn your money in a form that you cannot spend them unless for traveling back or in an emergency. Buying travelers checks or setting a minimum debit to a debit card can do the trick.
Finally having all these considerations in mind the best thing you can do to have a great vacation is to spend it with your loved ones. These tips will not replace your loved ones but will help you ensure a comfortable vacation. And here are some travel deals you can have a look at. An eight night cruise from New York to the Caribbean starts at $569 (Ship Carnival Miracle) while a 100-night, 35-port voyage that reaches five continents on ship Costa Deliziosa will cost you at least $11,959. Travelling with train is much more attractive and a way cheaper. A 5 day California Zephyr Experience travel departing from Chicago and arriving to San Francisco will cost you $634 including hotel stay, food and beverages and tourist guide.