Be careful when you plan your next vacation. Because the way you feel now, may not be the way you feel when it comes time to pack. Let me explain what I mean. Most people plan their vacations well ahead of time. And that is a great thing. As everyone knows you save money my planning ahead, and usually get better accommodations. So that is definitely the way to go. Before you go scouring the internet for the best deals though, think about what it is you would like to do with your time off. If you were going with your family, have a meeting and brainstorm on some trip ideas and destinations. By throwing out multiple variables, you may come up with a fantastic package now than you had never thought of before.
While it’s usually the parents planning the trip, kids can be a great inspiration as far as exposing new opportunities and adventures. Maybe someone in their school went on a trip and told them all about it, and it was a place that the adults may not have ever thought of. So it is good to get everybody’s input from the door so the whole family feels part of the process. Another thing to consider is that everyone will have a good time wherever you decide to go. If 2/3 of your family wants to go to one place while the rest would rather go somewhere else, you may think the majority wins, but you’re going to spend a week or so with family members that are miserable because is not where they wanted to go. Now it is time to think about the season.
Many travelers fall into the trap of planning on where they would like to go based on how they feel right at the moment. For example, if it is wintertime where you are, you may dream of a warm tropical excursion. Whereas if you’re in the middle of a heat wave, the idea of swishing down the ski slopes with a cool breeze blowing through your hair may sound more inviting. By the time it comes down to leaving, you may feel completely different. So make sure your decision on where you want to go is based on the activities you have in mind during your trip, and not your aggravation with the season you’re in now. The trip should be all about the activities and adventures, and not being just a mental escape from where you are in the moment. Spend a week or two focusing on these choices, and you’ll find in the long run your two weeks away from the rat race will be everything you wanted them to be.