3 Questions to Ask Before You Take the Best Vacation Ever
We at The Insurance Place thought we’d finish up our blog series on New Year Resolutions with a bonus post. Enjoy!
What is your dream vacation? The place you dream about when you’re stuck at work, or waiting in miles upon miles of traffic? You may think it just that—a dream—but take a moment to remind yourself it’s a place that really exists.
This year, your New Year resolution should be to go to that place, no matter how far away it is. To help you make good on this resolution, we’d like to ask you 3 questions to prepare yourself for your trip. You can thank us later!
Where do you want to go?
The first order of business is to figure out where you’re going.
Make a list of all the places you’ve ever wanted to go, and all the events you’ve ever wanted to do, no matter how outlandish they may seem. Maybe you’ve always wanted to walk the Roman Coliseum, or see what Spain’s Running of the Bulls is like in-person. Or maybe you simply want to take in the sights of the New York City skyline.
If you’re flying, keep an eye on fluctuating flight prices to get the best bang for your buck. If you’re driving, make sure your vehicle insurance is up to date so you’re protected on your trip.
What do you want to do?
Visiting a new place without an itinerary can feel liberating. But if you want to make the most of your trip, you’ll want your visit to coincide with unique events and experiences you can only get at your destination.
For example, if you plan to visit Japan, you should consider what season it will be during your trip. You may want to visit Kyoto during the spring to witness the beauty of cherry blossom petals cascading through the air. Or if the idea of spending the winter holidays abroad appeals to you, you can visit Tokyo and marvel at all the hustle and bustle that goes on during the first temple visit of the new year.
What do you need to bring?
Packing smart is half the battle to a successful trip. Aside from weather-appropriate apparel and essential toiletries, you should consider the contents of your suitcase as carefully as your destination. Trust us—you’ll thank us later when you’re jumping from plane to bus to on-foot and only have your carry-on suitcase to worry about.
Don’t count out the possibility of needing special visas or immunizations to visit your dream destination. Acquiring either can take weeks or even months, so you’ll want to get started on that as soon as you know where and when you’ll be going.
All set? You now know just about everything you need to have a successful trip. All that’s left is to pick a date. We hope it’s even better in person than it was in your dreams.