Travel planning – Step 2
Narrowing down where to go
Do you have your travel bucket list full of dreams but just don’t know how to make those dreams a reality? This is where most people get stuck. It’s time to pick a place. But how do you choose? Your choice is a very personal decision. Don’t let someone rain on your parade and tell you it’s impossible or stupid. It is YOUR dream not theirs.
I can tell you if you are planning an epic adventure with someone else you need to do at least a weekend/long weekend trip with them first before taking a longer trip. Check out your travel companion and see if you two (or more) travel well together. If you are up with the sun and your companion is a sleep until noon person, it probably will not work out. Do not cause yourself a bunch of stress traveling with someone you are not a good match with. If your budgets and travel ideas/desires are not in sync do not travel together. If you can’t find someone to travel with it is OK to travel alone. If you are worried, book a tour that fits your wants and needs and meet others who are like minded on your trip. In a group you are never alone and you may find yourself an awesome travel companion for the future and lifelong friends.
If you are traveling alone it’s ok. This trip is 100% about you. You don’t need to take anyone else’s wants, needs, budget or timeline into account. You can do what you want, when you want and not have to think about anyone else. If that’s the case you are in luck! You can go wherever you want!
If you are traveling with someone else you will need to get together and pick a destination, time and a budget together. But, you have already done your trial weekend runs so you already know their style making it easier to choose a destination. It’s important to make sure everything is clear from the start to avoid problems later on. I usually email the details we discussed so we are both an the same page and any booking confirmations as I go along so there are no surprises.
Congratulations! You picked a destination. Once you know WHERE you are going the fun really begins!