If you are going on vacation, especially during a busy travel time, you need to plan out your trip ahead of time. Even if you aren’t usually the type of person to lay everything out beforehand, I highly recommend making a detailed plan before you step out the door. Below you will find some tips on how to plan your next vacation:
1. Leave yourself plenty of time
Especially when flying during a busy time of the year, it’s vital that you leave yourself with enough time to get wherever you need to be. If you’re unsure of how much time you will need, give yourself way more than seems necessary. It’s always better to have extra time than to be late.
2. Carry local currency
If you’re going to a foreign country, be sure to stock up on the local currency and carry a decent amount when you’re out and about. Even though most places will accept US money, you never know when you’re going to need local currency. Also, try to exchange the funds before you leave, as you will usually get a better exchange rate.
3. Plan out your days
While having an overall plan for your vacation is pretty much a necessity, planning individual days is also a great idea. Figure out what you want to do while you’re vacactioning, and do some research before hand and find out just how you’re going to do that. If you want to be proficient you can even look up directions from your hotel to wherever you will be going and print it out ahead of time. If you’re the kind of person that likes spontaneity, then skip this step and just “go with the flow” so to speak.