It would really be a nightmare when, in the middle of a fun filled vacation, a hurricane arrives and disrupts everything.
What would you do?
Lock yourself up in your hotel room?
Get the first plane ride out of there?
However, natural disasters are not the only way your well earned free time can become a vacation nightmare. Here are some useful tips to save yourself from a vacation made in hell.
Research the place you want to visit
Do some research about the destination you wish to visit. Choose a place that lets you do the things you love doing. Don’t put much weight on what others say, because everyone is unique in one way or another. Your friend may have enjoyed partying on the streets of New York, but you might not if you are the tranquil type. Make a list of the things you like to do and find the appropriate place where those activities can become a reality. If you love art, then research about Paris and learn about the great museums there. If tropical paradise is what you’re after, then consider Mexico or the Caribbean. Doing a little research can go a long way to having a highly satisfying vacation.
Thoughts become things – Visualization
Anticipate your vacation in good fashion by visualizing yourself in your dream vacation destination. Worrying is not going to ensure you have the best vacations ever. Rather, refresh your mind, take some deep breaths and start to picture yourself on your dream getaway – perhaps on the beach, watching calm waves with a beer on hand, or perhaps a family bonding vacation in the icy mountains of Alaska. Remember, think happy thoughts and you are more likely to have happy experiences, think about vacation nightmares and you are in store for, well, a vacation nightmare!
Make sure you’re insured
Being insured can help those of you who are not fully convinced about the power of visualization. Getting travel insurance, not only helps turn vacation nightmares into just another experience but also gives you that piece of mind that pretty much guarantees you are not going to need your travel insurance. A reputable insurance company can give you cancellation options for things like hurricane threats and usually come with good medical cover for emergency purposes.
Vacation for your budget
Always consider a vacation destination where you won’t have to think if your finances are up to it. Look for a cheaper place that can still give you a quality and enjoyable vacation. There’s no worse feeling than seeing your money going down the drain and worrying about your credit card bill. Spend less on flight fares and let the bulk of your budget go to accommodation cost and other more important things like tours and dining out.
Vacation near your home country
Considering a vacation place within your region and near your country can have its benefits. One thing, it can lessen the stress of travelling for a long time. Another, you can immediately head home when you needed to. You can be back an hour or two when your wife calls you and tells you that your Labrador pet is vomiting blood or a burglar ransacked your house. These things can happen and if you’re just nearby, you can reach home like the lightning quick Flash.
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