Posted : February 2013
Author : Kelli Cooper
Do Not Go Too Budget
While you may need to cut some corners to afford your desired destinations, be realistic in your preferences and what you can and cannot do without. Your dream trip can become a nightmare fast if you are too restricted in your money matters. A cheaper second or third choice where your money will go farther will probably be much more enjoyable.
Only Do the Stuff You Want to Do
When we are on vacation, we can often feel pressure to engage in all the signature activities and see all the recommended sites; while you do not just want to sit in your hotel room the whole time, resist the urge to pack your day with loads of activities you may not even want to do. Do not take the three hour bus ride to the cave if you hate caves.
Allow Some Do-Nothing Time
Do Not Plan Too Much
While getting a rough idea of what you may want to do on your trip can be a good idea, avoid becoming too rigid with your schedule; do not get too attached to a to-do list. Allow for some flexibility. Some of your best moments may come from simply wandering around a particular neighborhood.
Spend More Time in Fewer Places
Learn to Go with the Flow
Traveling has the potential to cause a lot of hiccups - the fact that we took a trip to get away from stresses and to have a fab time can make it even harder to deal with these issues. But, while certain situations may be undesirable, learning to accept the moment will make them much easier to deal with.
Practice Gratitude when Faced with Challenges
If we let them, travel snafus can totally ruin our trip; all the good stuff gets minimized and we just focus on the bad stuff that ticked us off. One thing that can help you deal with this more effectively is practicing gratitude - be grateful you had the money to take a trip, that you are in a position to go on vacation. There are many people in the world who will never experience something we take for granted.