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The Savvy Stews Gailen David and Bobby Laurie stop by to talk about planning your vacation in advance and not waiting until the last minute.

Set a Budget

One of the biggest problems that arises when people go on vacation is that they spend way more money than they ever planned to. By creating a budget and sticking to the budget, can come back from your vacation and not feel badly about yourself. You can accomplish this goal by setting a realistic budget. If you think it’s going to be difficult to stick to $200 per day for you and your significant other, then make sure that you allot for $300 or more.

Do Your Research

The internet is your best friend when it comes to finding out where to go and what there is to do!  For instance check out and you will find great ideas on where to go based on your wants and needs, packing tips and more.  And of course check for your hotel needs remember you can put in your preferences and have choices for hotels that suit you specific needs.

Get your Priorities Straight

Figure out what is most important to you but of course be flexible.  Do what suits you and the person or persons you are traveling with but within reason.  If you’re going with a group of people its ok to split up and some go shopping and others go sightseeing.  Most importantly be flexible and don’t feel like everything is written in stone no one wants pressure on vacation.    Make sure everyone is on the same page before you go.  Everyone’s idea of vacation is different.

Find a Balance

Some people like to plan every last second of their trips, and others just want to have as much free time as possible. Too much of the former can mean that you return from your trip feeling just as exhausted as when you left. However, not having anything planned can mean that your vacation is a disappointment. You might return to your home feeling as though you really did not get to see anything.

A Comfortable Room

When you are planning a trip, you might figure that you are not going to spend a lot of time in the hotel. As a result, you decide to go for a cheap hotel. Of course, some inexpensive options can be quite nice, and you should not discount all of them. However, make sure you do your research. If you choose one of the cheapest hotels out there, you might find that the beds are uncomfortable or that the water doesn’t run. Furthermore, you never know how much time you actually want to spend relaxing. Of course, you absolutely want to make sure that you do not choose an establishment plagued with bed bugs or other rodents!

Take Photos

Taking pictures is another way that you can have an incredible vacation of which you can be proud. After all, once you get back home, you want to show your family members and friends all of the activities you have participated in and all of the fantastic places that you have visited. Then, you will not forget about your trip, and you will always be able to remember all of the details. Furthermore, you could even make a scrapbook or a photo album of the pictures that you took on the trip, and you will have this album with you for all of time.

Get Involved

Think outside the box a bit – get involved next time your travel. Spend a week volunteering, or take local classes in traditional arts if you’re traveling abroad. Some people even attend classes online while traveling for a semester – the world’s your oysters – travel doesn’t have to just be about leisure. Be productive and/or generous with your time, and you’ll be more proud of this trip than any other.

You can be really proud of this vacation, and you can always remember the beautiful times that you had. Of course, a major part of loving a vacation is making the active decision to have an excellent time. When you follow these aforementioned tips, this option will be so apparent right before your very eyes.




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