Travel Tips April 16, 2020
7 Foolproof Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Next Vacation
Most of the time vacations are planned out quite a bit ahead of time, giving you enough room to make sure that you have the best getaway possible. If you happen to be preparing for an upcoming trip yourself, then take a look at this list of ways to make sure you get the most of your vacation that you possibly can. Find out what useful tips you’ll want to know before you travel!
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1. Get all the hard work done ahead of time.
The last thing that you're going to want to do when you get home from vacation is deal with a sink full of dirty dishes or an overflowing laundry basket that you'll wish was empty. Before you leave for your trip, do yourself the favor of getting all the tedious things like cleaning and laundry done first. You'll thank yourself later!
2. You can never do too much planning.
According to some studies, travelers will actually have more fun if they take the time to plan things out. Before you travel, it's always good to make a list of things you want and need to take with you, as well as some sort of itinerary to make sure that you're making the most of your vacation time.
3. But also make sure to throw in a little spontaneity.
We definitely encourage you to plan things out ahead of time, but saving some wiggle room to do something spontaneous and unplanned can be lots of fun. Wherever you end up traveling, you'll almost always drive by or discover a new place that you hadn't heard about or included in your agenda, and this is where the spontaneity comes in handy.
4. Step outside your comfort zone.
A great way to make sure that you have a vacation that you'll never forget is to step outside your comfort zone and to try something new. If you need some inspiration, try eating a dish you normally wouldn't, test your bravery with an adrenaline-filled attraction that you might ordinarily turn down or just try anything new!
5. Try to keep your phone away.
When you're traveling around a new place, there's no denying that your phone can definitely be of good use. But one helpful tip? Try not to be glued to your phone the
entire time. Sure that selfie you took of Karen came out super cute, but the memory of looking at Karen's face would probably be more memorable instead of looking at her through your screen.
6. Make sure to mingle with the locals.
No amount of Google searches will quite give you the insider's look that a local has. When you're traveling to someplace new, don't be shy! Mingle with the locals and townies to get advice on the best attractions to visit and which restaurants have the best food.
7. Save the best for last.
While it might seem initially like a good idea to splurge at the beginning of your trip, try and hold off if you're willing and able to. Spending the extra money on a larger room on your last night away or on a first class ticket home is always a good idea. Saving a highly-anticipated restaurant for last always goes over well too.
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