Getting ready for a vacation? Going away for a well-earned break is exciting, finally giving you some time away from work with your family and friends. But how do you make the most of your trip? Here’s the ultimate to-do list, to get you well and truly in the vacation spirit.
Plan something amazing
So, you’ve booked the time off from work, but you haven’t decided where you’re going yet? Why not arrange a trip to remember, going somewhere you’ve never visited before. It’s all too easy to stick with what you know, but there are so many great places out there, ranging from the urban hustle and bustle to a quieter, rural pace.
If you’re stuck for inspiration, go online and read some travel blogs, download some apps, and draw up a short list. You’ll need to find somewhere that caters for all tastes in your group, so make sure you get everyone involved in the big decision!
Look into alternative accommodation
Hotels can be great bases to explore from and often have an array of facilities, including a swimming pool and spa, but how about trying something a bit different this time around? It may be time to take a camping trip to really mix things up.
If you’re going away as a family, or in a group, might be worth considering renting a vacation home. These give flexibility and scope and range from city apartments to beachfront mansions – and from vintage to modern. Having your own place can really make a vacation fun, having plenty of space to chill out and relax. You also free up your day with no limit on when to eat, or where to go. Check out VacationRenter for some places to stay across the US.
Rent yourself some wheels
If you’re not taking your own vehicle away on vacation with you, when not hire some wheels when you get to your destination? Being free to take to the road is something that can open up all sorts of new things. It means that you don’t have to be stuck in the city or town you’re visiting and can check out places off the beaten track – away from all those tourists. It can also become a big part of your overall vacation enjoyment if you hire something like a cool cabriolet. Go on – if you have the budget! It’s your time off after all, and you want to have fun.
Try new experiences
Going away on vacation is a chance to try loads of new things. Check out the local travel apps and guides to find the best sights and activities in town. Why not try out some new sports, an extreme one maybe? Do some coastal or mountain walking. Or, if you want to take a gentler pace, then why not head to some local restaurants and bars to enjoy the best of the cuisine and drink – and maybe some live music. Make the most of your time away from the grind of work!