Long trips are the dream thing. Not thinking about work and life for a long time is the best thing to relax. However, long trips can be just as overwhelming as short ones. Here are some tips to plan a long trip! It’s important to have as much help as you can get. Here’s what works for me.
Find the Why
Everyone wants a vacation but not everyone has the same perspective of what that means. This can mean locations you want to do, activities, and time you want to be doing things for. If you prefer to relax and take it slow, accept that. I’ve learned to have a slower pace on trips now, where before I would try to do so much.
Skyscanner is a lifesaver for tickets. (This is NOT sponsored) I started using it a few years ago and whenever I plan a trip, I look there first. One of the features I like is that it lets you see a whole month and the average price for each day. It’s easy to assume that if you’re taking a longer trip the ticket will be cheaper. But it honestly depends on the day you’re departing.
Location Plays a Big Part
If you go to a city like New York or Los Angeles, you will have a lot to do. I talked about this in my how to plan a short trip but this point also applies. If you’re more on the exploring kick but end up going to a smaller area, it might get hard to do. A place can be beautiful and well worth the visit but in the long run, it might not be the best option if you’re staying for a while. Research thoroughly.
You Will Run Out of Things
And if you do, don’t freak out. When I was in Australia I saw the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge on the first day. Sure, there was a lot more to do but the “big stuff” I was done with early on. This actually made it funner because then I can live like a local did and experience the city in a new way. You probably might end up revisiting some places and that’s okay. Just relax and enjoy it.
What are your tips to plan a long trip?
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