One of the best parts of traveling is figuring out where you want to go. Sometimes this can be overwhelming because the world has so many great places to explore. Personally, I have decided to travel based off of price. As you may have noticed from a lot of my past blog entries I like to be very transparent. Last year when I was planning my last spring break while in school, I started looking at the price and the price only when trying to decide on the destination to go. I did not check to see if it was the rainy season or even if it was safe for solo female travelers. I honestly just booked the ticket and went to Cuba. Now other people have a bucket list, which I do have to an extent, but I am very flexible about where I go. Honestly, I had no intention ever to go to Belize, however now I am trying to figure out away to go back. My advice to anyone trying to figure out where to go is just do your own research and go where you feel is right. You do not have to do the list of the “20 best places to go” or whatever those list are. Go to where you feel have always wanted to go or want to explore. It does not have to be out the country. It could honestly be the next state over. I am trying to plan a quick beach trip.
I have seen many post and videos
about how to plan trips and all of the travel hacks. Some sites may say to book
plane tickets on Tuesday or Thursdays because its cheaper and book a hotel on a
Friday since you get better rooms at cheaper rates. Honestly for me I have at
times have found these tips helpful and then other times not so much. I
remember that when I was booking my first flight out the country and someone
told me that if I book it on Tuesday it would be cheaper. One that particular Tuesday
the travel gods must have been mad at me because that was the highest price
that I had scene for that destination. That was when I soon learned that
sometimes you have to allow for your planning stage to go with the flow. I know
that the point of planning is be ahead, but sometimes the best experiences on
the trip come from not planning at all. It can be good to have a certain level
of uncertainty during a trip because it allows you to explore new
possibilities. My personal rule of thumb is to pick one specific activity to do
each day, then allow for the day to unfold. Honestly, doing this has allowed me
to experience new things that are not often talked about in the tour books or
blogs. As long as you smile during your
trip that is all that matters.
Travel tip: Be ok with the unexpected even during your
planning stage, great things can happen.