Chaz and I are leaving on our secret surprise trip tomorrow night! I am so excited! I can not wait to share it with you all, but the who's and what's will be kept under wrap until tomorrow!
Planning a Trip is fun but it can also be very stressful. Thankfully, Chaz did all the planning and I got to sit back and relax while he took over. Even though I didn't do any of the planning for this trip, I thought I would share with you some important things to always remember while you're planning any getaway/ vacation / business trip etc.
1. Check different deals and different prices. DO NOT book the first hotel and first price you see. Do research, explore your options and possibilities. Take your time and go on multiple websites, talk to multiple operators before booking. You can always find better deals, you just have to take your time and actually look.
2. Play around with the dates. First we wanted to leave for our trip on a weekend, then we decided it would be better off if we went during the week. The prices for airfare and Hotel changed dramatically. Chaz realized that Arriving to your destination and departing back home on week days, gives you 1000x better deal than arriving on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
3. Keep an eye on weather changes. Check the weather constantly. I do this because I want to pack appropriately. You want to make sure to bring sweaters if it's going to be cold, t-shirts and shorts if it's going to be scorching hot, or rain boots if it's going to be raining cats & dogs. I like to be prepared.
4. Make a Packing Check List. This also goes in with the previous tip. You want to be prepared, but you don't want to under pack or even over pack (which I do every trip I go on, but theres nothing wrong with that [[wink wink]]). I also don't want to forget important toiletries or electronics ie. Makeup and your camera. I can't go on vacation without it.
5. Plan a Budget. This is they Key to Success Dj Khaled. Always being prepared when it comes to your money is a given. You don't want to go over a certain amount and then feel it after vacation. Then you'll be tight on money and only be eating Mac and cheese until you get back on your feet. (I'm down for mac and cheese everyday of my life though). You also don't want to take less money on your trip than needed either. Then you'll be stuck in a foreign place. Quick think of a movie that this scenario has happened in. Vacation is fun, but I love coming home to everyday life too.
These are just five tips but there are hundreds more things that are important when planning a trip. What are your thoughts?