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12 Ways to Ensure That Your Trip is the Best Ever

Make every trip better than the last.. Use these tips to make your sure your next trip is the best ever


BEFORE THE TRIP


Let the Excitement Build

Pre-trip excitement can be half the fun! Don’t fight the urge to flip through your itinerary for the hundredth time. A little daydreaming never hurt anyone!


Use a Travel Advisor

Hand over the heavy lifting to your travel advisor, and leave it up to the pros to filter through the endless hotel and flight choices. When you work closely with an expert, the result is a custom itinerary personalized to you!


Do Your Research

The famous “Know Before You Go”. Gather intel on the culture, language, cuisine, and customs of the destination so that you know what to expect and can blend in seamlessly.


Homecoming Homework

Traveling can be exhausting, especially at the end of your trip. (If only it were as easy as three clicks of your ruby slippers!) Make sure everything is in order on the home front before you leave so that when you return you’re can simply kick back and unpack.


Make a List and Check It Twice

Make a packing list and stick to it. There is no better way to avoid over packing or the dreaded feeling of realizing you forgot a crucial item. 4/5 pro packers recommend.

 


DURING THE TRIP


 

Baby Write This Down

Journaling is seriously underrated. Bring a notebook with you and jot down daily notes of all the moments you want to remember. It will be the perfect memento for reminiscing once you’ve returned to reality. Guaranteed to be the best souvenir you ever had!


Try Something New!

Vacation is arguably the best time to get out of your comfort zone. Try a new food! Conquer a fear! You’ll be glad you did.


Just Relax!

Running yourself ragged is the fastest way to ruin a perfectly good trip. Instead of trying to cram the every.single.must-see into your agenda, allow for flexibility and give yourself time to rest…this is vacation, after all!


On the Flip Side, Make Good Use of Your Time

It’s important to make the most of your time, especially if you only have a few days. Share your interests (and things you don’t care about!) with your travel advisorr so your itinerary will be personalized to your preferences and not the typical tourist traps.


Device Downtime

Hang up, and hang out. There is no shame in putting the phone away and enjoying some well-deserved you-time. No vacation was meant to be spent replying to emails.


Dive in!

There is no better way to experience your destination than immersing yourself in the local culture. Ask the concierge for dining recommendations where he or she would typically eat or stroll through a local market.


Save the Best for Last

Wrap up your trip with a highlight that you won’t soon forget. Ending on a high note has been scientifically proven to extend post vacation bliss.

 

Contact an Advisor and start planning your next and best trip!

 



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