So you want to travel but you are confused about where to go. There are many destinations that hold promises of a great experience for you but you may find it difficult making a choice. Whether you are a first time traveller or a seasoned traveller, planning a vacation could be overwhelming, however, these steps can help you choose a travel destination.
Break down the process
You should list the things you would like to achieve. Knowing what you want to achieve on a trip can help you in selecting a suitable destination.
What is the travel duration?
How much time do you have for your travels? A week, two weeks or a month? Depending on your current location, some destinations may be more ideal than others and you should consider how much inconvenience you can handle.
Travelling to a destination closer to you when you have just a few days may be more ideal than jetting off to a destination thousands of miles away.
Who is your travel companion?
Who are you travelling with? Are you travelling with friends, a group, kids or going solo? These factors would help you shortlist suitable destinations that would appeal to your companion as well.
Is the weather favourable?
Do you prefer sunny temperatures or cooler temperatures? Your preference can help you narrow down the list of prospective destinations depending on the time you plan to travel.
What is your budget?
Travelling can be expensive or very affordable depending on the resources available to you. You must have a travel budget as your budget would determine your mode of travelling.
Do you prefer luxury travel? Are there discounts offered by a specific airline or hotel? These factors may inform your decision to choose a travel destination.
Do some research
Use Pinterest visual search engine search for the bucket list travel destinations. Pictures speak louder than words.
Go on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and follow inspiring travel enthusiasts and Instagrammers. Follow @the_wakaholic on Instagram. Instagram is the hub of video and pictures, which can greatly influence your decision to choose a travel destination. I have been inspired to visit places I never thought I would just by viewing photos of these destinations on Instagram.
Read Travel blogs like The Wakaholic.
There are tons of travel blogs out there with inspiring and credible content. There are valuable travel content and information on Wakaholic to inspire your next travel destination.
Do you have other options for finding out where to travel to? Please share the tips.