During your next trip, observe the average traveler. Business and vacation travelers alike typically travel with a scowl on their faces, rushing through airports, sprinting to trains and spending their days in a miserable, grouchy state. If you plan your trip intelligently you can remove many of the stresses which scatterbrained travelers create for themselves.
Research Your Trip Thoroughly
Most people spend more time thinking through their breakfast options versus planning their trip. With the ease and convenience of the internet you can research a potential vacation spot for weeks before you pull the trigger and book the trip. You have access to travel sites, reviews and a plethora of portals providing you with all the information you need to make an informed and educated decision about where you wish to travel. Be patient and collect all the facts you can before choosing where you want to take your hard earned vacation.
Accept that Life Happens
Here is the fun part; despite all of your planning and meticulous research life always finds a way to intervene. After spending 2 years traveling through Southeast Asia I can assure you that anything that can go wrong does go wrong at certain points during your trip. You might spend 2 hours waiting in a rickety old bus in the middle of Vietnam or maybe you find yourself sitting in delays before your 23 hour plane ride to Bali. Accept that life happens and you can have a more enjoyable trip, going with the flow despite your best intentions to create a perfect, incident-free vacation. The wisest travelers have mastered the art of laughing when things go a bit haywire.
Choose the Right Hotel or Apartment for You
If you like to party, you better choose a hotel close by a city hot pot. Do the leg work before booking a hotel room to ensure you are selecting the right hotel for you. Some accommodations require a 45-minute ride to get into the heart of the city. Other conveniently located apartments are infive minutes of a touristhotspot. Choose hotels within a 10 or 20-minute walk from restaurants, bars or night clubs to save yourself a significant amount in tax fares. Research public transport options before choosing your lodging to create a more enjoyable, convenient travel experience.
Even the most seasoned travelers find themselves worrying about the workload they face back home, when they return from their vacation. Guard against this tendency by moving your attention to the present moment during your travels. Feel grateful to be taking a vacation; many people on earth never leave their home country once during their lifetime. Focus on the blessing of seeing a new land or world-renowned tourist location. Leave your job back at home and focus on the pleasures you are experiencing on your trip.