Nobody wants to take a boring vacation. After all, vacations are meant to give you the chance to relax, escape the stresses of your regular life, and have some fun! A vacation that causes you stress or doesn’t allow you to enjoy yourself isn’t a vacation at all; it’s a chore! So, there’s no point in planning a vacation that will be boring or stressful. Fortunately, there are a couple of simple ways to make your next vacation memorable — without breaking the bank!
Charter a Private Plane
We know what you’re thinking. Who can afford to get a private plane charter? Contrary to popular belief, private planes are not only reserved for the super-rich. In fact, they are pretty affordable for the average consumer — especially if you spread the cost out among multiple travelers. By chipping in for a group charter, you can greatly reduce the cost and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at the same time!
Book Activities at Your Destination
Some people like to travel somewhere new and just enjoy exploring their destination without a set plan. If you try to set a schedule for every second of your trip, you might feel stressed trying to fit in every activity on your itinerary. That said, booking a few activities in advance can ensure that you enjoy truly unique experiences. For example, you might try an organized wine tasting, go horseback riding, or visit a local waterpark. Depending on where you go, the possibilities are virtually endless!
Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Half the fun of traveling is experiencing something new. If you go to another city or country and just sit inside watching television all day, you’re really not getting the most out of your vacation. So, be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things. This doesn’t mean that you need to do anything extreme like skydiving — though this could be a lot of fun! However, trying out new activities or foods is a great way to make your next vacation memorable!
Keep a Travel Journal
Sometimes you can have a great vacation, but you take part in so many fun things that you can’t remember them all! This is especially true as the years pass. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to keep a travel journal. You don’t have to write anything profound, either. Instead, simply record the things you do and make note of what you liked and — just as importantly — what you didn’t like. Though you may not have much use for it now, you’ll really appreciate the trip down memory lane in the future!
The Bottom Line
You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a truly memorable vacation. Some of the best memories are formed by just spending time in a new location with friends or family. These memories will likely stick with you for years to come. So, if you’re willing to follow some (or all) of the tips above, you’ll be better positioned to have the vacation of a lifetime!