Everytime we had to choose our next travel destination, we browsed online
endlessly for the inspirations. This was from the social media and various travel websites that makes everywhere look incredibly beautiful.
The truth of the matter is, this can become overwhelming while trying to choose your next travel destination. In this post, I’m going to share some of our tips that we have gathered to help you choose your next travel destination with ease.
1. Create a Bucket List
Do you already have more than a few travel destinations in your mind? or do you have a bunch of great ideas? Try to narrow these down to places that you really would love to go in your lifetime, into a kind of a travel bucket list. This should help you to cut your destination list down a bit.
As a matter of fact, there is no right or wrong way of designing a bucket list. This is because it’s a personal journey between you and your aspirations. Go ahead and start creating it.
2. How Long is Your Holiday?
When you’re planning a holiday, one of the main points to consider is how long you’ll be going away for. Do you want to go for a long weekend, a whole week, or perhaps even longer?
If you can only get away for a couple of days or if you have a couple of weeks to play around with, then this is going to influence both where you go and how far you can travel.
In principle, the less amount of time you have, the shorter distance you should travel. If you’ve a few weeks, then you can consider multiple countries or regions.
3. Who Are You Travelling With?
Who you’re travelling with? Is it a solo trip, or with your family, or a travel companion, or in a group, or a romantic gateaway or are you backpacking?
Indeed, this will have a huge impact on where you choose to go. For example: if you’re travelling as a family with children, then you’ll definitely want to choose a destination that’s family friendly. If you’re going on a guys or girls’ trip, you’ll choose a completely different destination as you would for a romantic getaway. If you’re travelling solo you may choose different accommodation like hostels.
4. Consider your interests and the people you are traveling with
If you’re planning on traveling solo, then it’s easier to consider what you want out of your trip.
But if you’re going on a trip with friends or family, then you need to consider their interests as well as your own. This can be a little bit tricky, particularly if everyone wants to do different stuff.
Certainly, the best way to do this is to get them involved in the decision-making process so they don’t feel like the destination is being forced on them.
5. Consider the Seasons
Throughout the course of the year, most places in the world, have four noticeable seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring.
It all depends on what kind of weather you prefer. Do you want to experience hot or cold weather? Take your time and do a little bit of research, and check the weather. Take the seasons also into consideration to reach your decision to choose your next destination.
Furthermore, while travelling in the low season, this can be a money saver and sometimes it can also work to your advantage. But it can also have a huge impact if the weather is not right to do the activities you have planned.
For instance, you will not enjoy chilling out on the beach, if it’s raining all day. Likewise, if you’re planning a ski holiday, it would be great to book a trip in the appropriate season especially if you’ve a short holiday and you can’t wait around for the weather to improve.
6. What is Your Budget?
When figuring out on how much money you have to spend, this will help you probably to rule out certain destinations immediately.
The time of year that you are going to choose to travel, could also have a large impact on your budget. This is because prices fluctuate depending on whether it’s a high or low season.
Having that in mind, it’s always a good idea to check out the cost of living or research to get a rough idea of costs and this should really help you to choose your next travel destination.
The type of vacation that you want will also have a big bearing on where you actually choose to go, whether it’s a bustling city or a laid back beach.
Once you’ve narrowed this down, you can discard certain places and put others under more consideration.
A Travel Quote
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
― Wendell Berry,
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Thank you for stopping by! Remember to stay positive!
| Wambui’s Diaries | Traveler | Globetrotter | Travel bug | Travelogue | Travel Diaries | Travel Tales |