Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t travel season. Fall is the perfect time to take trips because the weather is cooler and airfare and hotel prices are lower than usual. If you’re planning a trip this season follow these tips to help keep your vacation stress free.
Choosing Your Getaway
The first step to planning any trip is choosing your destination. When choosing a vacation spot always make sure that there will be enough for you to do there to keep you entertained during your getaway.
To start off your planning try to think of somewhere you have always wanted to go.
If you would love to go to Hawaii because you want to spend time on the beach but it’s out of your budget, try to think of somewhere you could get a similar experience like San Diego. This way you avoid the high prices on the island, but still get to enjoy the ocean and all that a beach town has to offer.
If you’re still having trouble choosing a destination that will please the entire group, try doing a quick online search. Conde Naste Traveler has great articles for autumn travel that can help you pick the perfect vacation spot and help you plan all the details.
Planning Your Itinerary
Planning your itinerary will help you make sure that you get to see and experience everything that you want to on your trip. Planning ahead can also ease some stress of your trip.
The easiest way to do this is to have everyone who is traveling with you share their ideas for the trip and what they would like to do while they are there. This will ensure that everyone gets to have his or her input in the trip. From there, do your research on hours of operation for sights. You never want to plan your day around something that closes for the season. This will make your trip less stressful because you already know what you are doing each day of your trip.
If you prefer your trip to be open to suggestion and less planned, that can be okay too. Just check with all guests to ensure that everyone is happy with making plans as you go.
Before you start packing for your trip try to make a list of all the things that you need to bring. This will make packing for your trip easier and will make is less likely that you will forget anything.
A list can also prevent over packing since you can plan how many outfits and other essentials you will need for your trip. By doing this you can save money by carrying on your bag instead of checking it, which can cost over $50 a bag. Pinterest has great links for packing for any destination.
Another easy way to save money is to pack snacks for your trip. Food can be extremely over priced in the airport and in your hotel room, so this is an easy way to save money. Keep it healthy by packing some pretzels, a homemade trail mix and a sweet treat to help you survive the plane or car ride.
Delysia Chocolatier’s Pistachio Cranberry chocolate bark would be a great addition as it is packed with the perfect amount of salty and sweet. The pistachios and cranberries mixed in creamy dark chocolate bark will help satisfy your sweet tooth and will help you avoid unhealthy treats.
These simple tips will help make your vacation stress free and on budget, so you can focus on enjoying your trip. So have fun this fall season and don’t forget to share your dream getaway in the comments and on social media.