To many people, traveling is an amazing experience. It can Let you disconnect from your daily life, let you relax, allows you to try amazing food, improves your understanding of other cultures, make you more interesting.
But Without knowing how to preparing, traveling will deem to be stressful and draining. In this article, we’ll share how to use 8 steps to prepare for your next adventure.
1. WHERE TO GO?
Decide destination is the first step of opening a new trip. Think about where do you want to travel in 2021, and then... you will find you know what to work towards. Here we have an easier method to define your destinations: make a destination list, and rank by importance, interest, and convenience, then decide the final destination by comparing price, trip length, destinations, and/or route.
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2. HOW LONG TO TRAVEL?
How long is the trip? It depends on the time of your holiday and will determine how far you need to travel, the speed of your trip, where your destination is, and how to arrive at. So here we put “Decide on your Trip dates; Decide the Length of Your Trip?” to the second item.
3. WHO WILL TRAVEL WITH YOU?
While preparing for your trip, it’s worth asking yourself: will I want to share the travel fun with somebody else? Or will I travel solo? Traveling with family or friends enables us to form a stronger bond, help each other, and spend quality together. Surely travel solo can promote independence and self-confidence, and you can enjoy a fully "my trip". Choose which one? It all depends on you!
4. HOW TO GO?
Which mode of transportation will you choose? Before traveling, you need to consider which transportation you will choose. By trains, buses, airports, or driving your car? If your plans include traveling by bus, train, or air, staying 6 feet apart will be difficult in them, so you need to take more protection measures.
5. WHICH GEAR TO PACK?
Whether you’ll go for a long trip or a short one, it’s worth investing in a few items to make your travels a lot more comfortable. Such as travel plug adapter, portable video camera, sporty or rugged travel watches, etc. we recommend some travel essentials before, you can click the links and find more about the travel gear.
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6. WHERE TO LIVE?
if you have a long traveling (under two weeks), you can book accommodation for the duration of your trip which will make you feel free; for longer trips or long-term, you can just book your first few days, then plan the next step with insider advice from your hotel/hostel staff as well as other travelers. It's more flexible.
7. HOW MUCH TO COST?
Now you get enough messages about your trip, it's time to start planning your budget. Your destination will of course be the main determinant for your budget, then the transportation, the accommodation, the activities...
Dig a little deeper info through Google, create a day-by-day itinerary, including where you’re staying, what you’ll be doing; start planning your budget. Set a price goal and then add 25% to it, just in case.
8. MAKE MORE DETAIL OF THE PLAN
Do these before you set off:
- Book Your Flight
- Book Your Accommodation
- Plan Your Activities
- Buy Travel Insurance
- Tell your family and friends about your trip plan
- Figure out what to do with your house/apt, bills, car, mail, pets, etc
- Set up frequent flyer accounts
- Buy or download guidebooks or destination apps to take with you
- Pay bills that will be due during your time away
- Acquire no-fee international credit cards
- Request a spare debit card from your bank
Enjoy your trip!