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5 Tips for Choosing Your Next Travel Destination

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 6 February 2019 | Views [63]

If you’ve got the travel bug, it can be hard to settle on just one place for your week of annual leave. Where you end up going may depend on a number of choices. Looking at all of the practical issues before you travel will ensure that you not only visit your dream country or city, but that you enjoy yourself while you’re there.

What’s your realistic budget?

If a picture of your friends clinking champagne glasses on a beach inspired your recent travel plans, it might be good to switch back to reality for a brief second. If you’re daydreaming of an all-out luxury holiday but only have hamburger dollars, it’s a good step to see what you can realistically afford. Nothing’s stopping you from enjoying a bit of fizz on the sand, but a more wallet-friendly package might need to be hunted down first.

Where have you been Googling on the sly?

If your friends have been recommending Croatia, but you’ve been searching for the best getaways in Italy while at work, it might be good to check-in with yourself first. While advice is useful, you’ll be much more satisfied if you plan towards that specific holiday you’ve been dreaming of. As mentioned before – set yourself a budget and get planning.

What makes for a rainy day?

While a hot sandy beach is the stuff of dreams, the weather might end up limiting your enjoyment if you cannot stomach boiling temperatures. If you want a holiday in the sun, it’s best to check what the weather is going to be like in your chosen country and month you’re planning to travel. Similarly, if you want to go hiking but rain would make it unbearable, choosing a country that isn’t prone to sudden showers will make for a disappointment-free adventure.

History or a party-city?

While some of us might want to be a roaming historian, it’s always good to be realistic about what you’re going to do on holiday. If you’re heading with friends for a party-break, picking a city with café-culture and historical landmarks might not tick all of your boxes. If you’re looking for clubs and bars that are LGBT+ friendly, then somewhere such as Mr Hudson Explores should provide you with some ideas for progressive establishments around the world.

Family or solo?

If you’re travelling with a group or your family, it’s always good to find a destination with a few crowd-pleasers. If you’re a solo traveler, it’s much easier to be specific about a destination, particularly if you’re making a pilgrimage to a particular place or venue. Finding a city or town that has plenty of accessible activities ensures a vacation with plenty of happy faces when you’re with a larger group.

Whether you end up traveling as a group or by yourself, the most important thing to do before you settle on where you go is to check whether you have the funds to do so. If you’re a solo traveler, listening to your gut and booking your vacation based on what you want is something to consider.

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