We all need a break from the routine. The late-night fun, exotic foods, breathtaking views and plenty of new content for your social media accounts are enough reasons to be counting the days to your next vacation. The best news is that you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy all of that! If you plan ahead for your vacation, there are a lot of ways to enjoy your time away to the fullest.
Follow these tips on planning a vacation and you’ll be on your way in no time.
DETERMINE THE TYPE OF TRIP
Think about the kind of trip that you, your family or friends, want to take. Is it touristy? Historical? Off the beaten path? Are you going abroad? Are you going during a busy season? Are your vacation dates flexible? Figuring out all of the answers to these questions can help make planning a lot easier.
USE YOUR RESOURCES
Make the internet your best friend while planning your trip! There are websites that can help you compare airlines, their fees, baggage limitations and if they have any perks. Search engines are great to help you find the cheapest prices for flights, hotels and other travel needs and can even help you track different prices on different websites!
CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is a great place to get ideas for different kinds of activities, restaurants and events that might be a little more unknown. Just search for recent hashtags or check-ins at different places. This is also a good way to see a realistic view of the destination that isn’t in the guide books.
PLAN FOR YOURSELF
Don’t let what other people tell you discourage you from visiting that place. Want to take a road trip to that small town or go to Disneyland for the 12th time since you were 12? Go for it!
GET HELP WITH FUNDS
Now, it’s time to put your escape plan into action! Whether your plan includes a getaway by land, air or sea, a GECU vacation loan* can help you make it happen — quick and easy.
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