This blog post has one mission, to help you successfully choose your next travel destination.
There’s nothing more frustrating than being in a vacation mood and having no idea where to go. I secretly envy people who can just hop on a plane and Instagram “goodbye L.A, hello Paris” photos. I mean we get it, you’re the Queen of vacations, you don’t have to rub it in. While there’s no singular answer that solves the where-to-go travel dilemma, there are, however, handy clues, that when put into consideration, can guide you to your perfect vacation destination.
Let’s dive in, your “my view” photo waits to be conceived.
Where to start: get inspired
The best thing about being in a digital age is that everything is accessible within a click, a tap, or a swipe. Inspiration floats around us; our only job is to find the one that will capture our hearts.
Start with Instagram and follow influencers within the travel niche, check out travel accounts, or navigate to the travel hashtags to get inspired. Alternatively, you could explore Pinterest’s travel pins, buy a coffee table travel book or pick a destination by a unique hotel in that location.
Photos speak a thousand words and who knows, maybe some of those words could be Aruba, Rome, or Seychelles Island.
Answering basic questions
To find the perfect travel destination, you need to answer a few questions. Starting with the reason you want to travel in the first place.
Is it to get away from a hectic life? Regroup and get inspired? Baecation or Youcation? A curious exploration? Check an item off your bucket list?
Your answer will steer you closer to your dream vacation spot. How long do you intend to be away? Is it a quick getaway? A long trip? Or something in-between? This helps to pick a destination that is either remote or within proximity to your home. Do you intend to travel solo or with a group? Are you seeking a personal or cultural experience?
Budget, activities, and weather
Your travel budget has the power to determine your destination and the length of your trip. But, it’s possible to be a financially savvy traveller without cheating yourself out of amazing vacations.
To achieve this, you need to have excellent research skills and a knack for spotting good deals like free flights, affordable accommodations, and apps that make travelling easier. The activities you’d like to participate in also play a role in picking the right vacation destination.
- Do you intend to go horseback riding or swimming?
- Do you prefer a chill and lazy trip?
- What’s the weather looking like?
- Cool or warm?
Many people don’t enjoy vacationing because their personalities don’t match the destinations they choose. I doubt if an introvert would enjoy a 3-day music festival or if an extrovert would be happy to backpack alone. If you’re still struggling, take this cool quiz by Airbnb to help you decide.