Going on a vacation somewhere nice is that soulful experience that leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller. We all love traveling – seeing the various parts of the world is a long lost dream of every other person.
Whether you’re planning to go alone or a vacation with your family, one needs to indulge in this deep experience time and again. But for that to be less stressful and less time-consuming, it’s important to plan your vacations well in advance so that the journey is all about making memories and not getting stuck at some place trying to figure out the accommodation and mode of transport.
For the born traveler, traveling is a vice. Like many other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort. To save you from being such a victim, we bring you a to-do list of 7 things that will help you to plan your vacations well.
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1) Lock up your dates for the vacation
This does sound like an obvious tip, isn’t it? Well for some it’s a good place to start as we know many people who have paid the price for procrastination with a higher airfare. Finalize the dates well in advance to save yourselves from the last minute rush of rescheduling due to unavailability of flights and hotel as per your calendar and budget.
2) Your destination choice
Your choice of destination should be in sync with your interests and the budget. So choose your go-to place from the very beginning of planning your vacation. After all it be should about making memories and not worrying about going way overboard with your budget due to change in the places you want to visit.
The weather and the crowd plays a major role in your choice of destination. Keep track of the on-season and off-season to avoid visiting places at an overcrowded peak time.
3) Managing your budget
How long have you been planning to save for your vacation and how long have you been actually saving? Sounds a bit serious, right! Well, we know it’s not that simple but what if it was? With Sqrrl Away it is easy and convenient, most importantly it’s kinda fun too.
Sqrrl helps you save small sums of your money every week automatically because we believe – ‘Small is beautiful and More is better,’ with anywhere between 7 to 8 percent returns on your savings. This leaves you with a lot more to spend later. The best part? The dosh remains there for you to dip into anytime. Withdraw your money freely anytime you want from your Sqrrl account.
So stop planning the save and start today with Sqrrl Away!
4) Book your tickets
After you’re done Squirreling Away with your budget, it’s time to book your flight tickets. Booking early on can save you the hassle of the last minute rush of figuring the way of reaching from A to B. Plus the early bird catches the worm, right?
Be like the early bird and check out the various discount and packages offered by the airlines that would provide you the cheapest option of travel. Ensure to check the website of the airlines first as sometimes those deals are offered only on their own site.
5) The right accommodation
We all love to cozy up in our hotel rooms after a long day of sightseeing. Choosing the right accommodation would allow you to indulge in selecting a place that goes well with your interests, comfort and is budget friendly of course. And remember the best hotels/dorm rooms/rentals get booked by people way in advance. So do plan this as soon as you have fixed your travel destination.
6) Go handy with your documentation and backpack
When planning abroad, it’s important to check the visa requirements for that specific destination. For someone who doesn’t have a passport yet, it’s important to start applying early. Keep enough time between getting all your documentation done and the day of your travel.
Every nation has it’s own rules and regulations. So research all of that from the very beginning and get started with the process of availing those documents as it might take some time. Double check with the relevant embassy’s website to get the right knowledge of tourist visas and other things related to that country. For someone planning to hit the road, ensure you are hands on with your driver’s license, registration, insurance papers, etc.
After you’re done with the documentation process, it’s time to talk about backpacking. Pack your luggage as per the weather conditions of the place you are visiting. When flying abroad pack some spare clothes in your cabin luggage in case your checked-in luggage doesn’t arrive with you on time.
7) Things to do and see
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Planning the places to do and see might seem like a lot of work, but necessarily it need not be this way. Various online portals are there to make your job easier. Just Google in the place you want to visit and voilà.
Planning the must-see attractions is always a good idea when you’re visiting that place during the peak season. Famous and popular attractions are always booked in advance.
Make a list of things to do that costs money and things that are free of charge. Like taking a walk around the city attractions or having a picnic at a famous park. These things have a certain vibe about them, and they give experiences that are rejuvenating and soul finding.
Pro tip – If you’re visiting someplace that’s out of network area or has a slow internet, it’s always a good thing to use Google Maps and download the map of that particular place to navigate offline.
What you seek is seeking you
Paulo Coelho said, “There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. The soul of the world is nourished by people’s happiness.”
He further adds, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Well, we want to be a part of this conspiracy in bringing your own dreams to reality. At Sqrrl we’re hell bent on turning your dreams into a reality be it a trip to Asia or Europe. With BYOD you can reach your dream plans faster, with smart and automated investments. Set your target and monthly contributions and see the rush towards fulfilling your dream in a simple and hassle free manner.
Get your backpacks and Sqrrl Away in bringing your dream vacation to a reality. We wish you a happy journey ahead.