How to Decide Where to Stay on Your Next Trip

How to Decide Where to Stay on Your Next Trip

Planning a trip or getaway is a great way to break free from the monotony and mundane of everyday life. Before you book your next trip, there are a few things to keep in mind that are helpful when deciding on where to stay once you arrive at your destination.

Set a Budget for Your Trip

Set A Travel Budget
Before booking a trip to another city, state, country or even continent, be sure to have a set budget in place this may determine the length of your trip, your destination and even the board basis you book. You will need to bear in mind your trip in its entirety including transport, accommodation, excursions and of course food. When you have a set budget, you can avoid overpaying for your apartment, hotel, villas etc and encourage you to seek out deals that will not interfere with your finances or savings. It is also much easier to work with a professional travel agency or travel planner to learn more about all of the travel opportunities available to you that are within your budget

Consider the Purpose of Your Trip

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While most people travel to explore and learn more about their chosen destination or simply to relax and forget about the ‘real world’ for a week or two, you may also need to travel for business occasionally, which has a lot of different considerations. While you can’t pick your destination, in that case, you usually have a little time for some sightseeing, so it’s not all work and no play, therefore ideally you want to base yourself centrally were possible or close by a particular attraction you want to visit, especially if time is limited. If you are allowed to choose your accommodations during business, avoid the traditional hotels and look for more long-term housing. There tend to be quite a few corporate housing options in large cities.

Climate and Surroundings

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Compare and research the climate and surroundings of the destinations that you are most interested in visiting on your next upcoming trip. Some types of accommodation may work well in one area of the world, and they may be something to avoid in others. It also depends on what you want to be close to. You can usually find a slightly better deal if you are willing to stay farther away from touristy areas, so take that into consideration, especially if you are footing the bill. You can also look into self-catering accommodations that may be more affordable than a hotel. Also consider shoulder seasons too, yes you may be taking a chance on the weather but you are guaranteed to bag yourself a better deal. 

Consider the Entertainment Factor

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Consider the entertainment factor of the trip you have in mind along with hobbies, activities, and venues you are most interested in personally. When you are travelling with others, consider different events that are most appealing and occurring during the travelling dates you have set. Choosing a travel destination should be fulfilling and fun, especially when you are going on holiday on your own, with your family, or with your significant other.
Preparing ahead of time is optimal when you want to maximize the time you have available on your trip while making the most of the activities, tours, and other entertainment around you. It will also allow you to budget better, therefore, preventing unexpected out-of-pocket expenses that you had not planned on whilst travelling. 

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5 Comments

  1. March 10, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    The images of those hotels are pretty cool. Definitely make me want to plan a trip!

    • March 11, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Sorry Pam 🙂 I love planning trips, even ones that I will never take! I file them in my ‘one day’ folder!

      • March 11, 2018 / 2:13 pm

        I can completely relate!! All I think about is travel!

  2. March 11, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Setting a budget is always a good idea.

    • March 31, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Always! It’s sticking to it that’s the problem 🙂