You’ve made the decision you want to travel. You’ve realized experiences are more important than possessions and you’ve put together a plan to start saving for your next big trip.
But how are you going to decide where to actually go? Of course, Budget and time will undoubtedly play a part in the decision making process but with so many amazing places in the world.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll just want to go EVERYWHERE and explore as much of the world as possible! But unless you’re taking a few years out to travel, this really isn’t an option. While some people want to go everywhere, other people don’t have one place on their wish list and they’re not sure how to discover new places to go.
Tips when choosing your travel destination
1. Ask yourself ‘why’?
Why do you want to travel? Do you want to relax, have fun with your mates, reconnect with a loved one, switch off from work, learn something new, or have an adventure? It’s easier to decide where you’re going when you know why you’re going there.
2. Be decisive.
You’ve found a place you want to go. Book it now. Go on, book it. Don’t think about it for 3 weeks and then think a bit more and then realize you’ve missed the opportunity.
3. There’s always a budget option.
Don’t let your budget stop you from traveling somewhere. Even the most expensive countries have budget options like hostels where you can cook your own food, free city tours, and public transport. You’re going to need to be creative but that often makes it more fun.
4. Go Solo OR Group.
You’ve found somewhere you REALLY want to go but no one wants to go with you? Don’t let this stop you, go solo!
5. Research about the destination.
Last but not least before finalizing your travel destination do research it about very well, About Route, Food, Transport, Accommodation, Weather conditions, etc.