Planning for Your Personality
you know you are not the type of person who likes rugged conditions with a lack of amenities then maybe you should plan your
holiday to suit your personality rather than putting up with conditions that won't allow you to maximize the benefits of your
By doing your homework first and talking to experienced travelers and travel agents you should be able
to plan a holiday that will suit your needs.
Even small factors like an inability to feel comfortable with delays
can have a detrimental affect on your vacation when traveling to areas where time isn't a priority with the people you will
have to deal with.
Maybe you don't like a lot of children and the associated noise that they bring. If so you should
find out whether the resort where you are staying is family orientated or not.
If you are a person who likes lots
of adventure then don't travel to places where you are likely to get bored by the second day.
Also - you will need
to consider how much adventure is available in a region and whether or not you will need to spend a lot of your time traveling
from one spot to another to get your fix of excitement.
There might be other places that you can go where you
will have more options to do more of what you like without all the associated travel in between.
Talk to people
you know and trust to see what their opinions of holiday destinations are like but also consider their personal circumstances.
The reason I mention this is because people who are close to you with similar interests might have vastly differing opinions
of what makes a good holiday if, for example, they have a family and you are single.
You won't have any need for
child minding services whereas that might be the best service they could hope for on their holiday.
Planning Your Departures
Be sure of all your arrival and departure times and double check if there
are any possibilities for misunderstandings.
In foreign countries it is very easy to misunderstand instructions
where people talk with a heavy accent and even more difficult when you don't understand the language at all.
could be charged additional fees for vacating your accommodation after the correct checkout time.
And while on
the subject of checkout times, you should also consider paying a small additional fee for the hotel to store your luggage
until a later hour so you can continue to enjoy your holiday on the day of departure.
This is particularly useful
if there is a big period of time between having to vacate your room and the time that you will be boarding your flight to
your next destination or home.
You won't want to be lugging your baggage around with you for hours, or leaving
it in the trunk of your car while you are sightseeing, when the hotel might only charge you a minimal fee for secure storage
for a few hours.
If you are traveling outside of the peak season and there aren't other people waiting for your
room you can often get another half day accommodation for a small fee at many places and this can be very convenient allowing
you to continue to enjoy your holiday to the last minute and still have the benefits of the facilities at the hotel with your
own room and bathroom.
Hotel owners will be more willing to provide such services if they think you will be coming
back at some time in the future so it is always a good idea to let them think this is so.
You should also make
sure that you are ready well in advance of your flight departures as a missed flight will cost you additional fees including
more accommodation, and in particular in the peak season, last minute accommodation could require that you pay a premium.
Later flights might also mean you lose any discount rates that have already been arranged.
While on holiday,
time costs money so try to be on time all the time where possible and if not make arrangements as soon as possible to save