Wednesday, May 14, 2014

we do:travel...how to plan activities at your location

have you ever gone on a trip and spent the first few days trying to decide what to do? or waste 2 hours every morning figuring out where to go for breakfast? or come home from a trip a little disappointed you didn't do the things you really wanted to do?
no one wants to have those frustrations while traveling so to try and avoid it i'm joining amy's we do series to talk about travel.
5 TIPS FOR PLANNING ACTIVITIES 
1. determinie the purpose of the trip 
relax, site see, food, sleep, etc. 
plan activities that support the purpose
2. decide where to save and where to spend
food, lodging, activities
plan to spend more money on things that are most important to you and plan to skimp a little on less important things.
3.  research
start with social media. where is the best place to eat? what are the must do activities? where is the good shopping?
4. make a plan
outline what you want to do, where you want to go, food, etc for each day
5. stick to the plan (if that's what everyone really wants) or not

even though travel is supposed to be fun, it can be stressful at times. having a plan always seems to take the stress away for me.
speaking of traveling, i'm outta here again. check my instagram if you want to see what i'm up to the next several days.

how do you plan activities when you travel? or do you fly by the seat of your pants?
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16 comments:

  1. The biggest trip we've been on was to Fiji and there are so many little activity companies that it was just easier to plan once we were there. It would have been difficult to schedule them from the states. Also our hotel would plan daily activities we could do or not do, so that made it easy. BUT I do wish we would have talked about what we wanted to do before we arrived because Adam did not understand my need for a pool day.

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  2. These a such great tips to keep in mind and use!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. I am always so overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. Usually I wait to book last minute though as the weather and other things tend to change my plans.

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  4. Thank you for these tips. Here's another one which we've found useful ... ask locals (other than hotel staff) what one should see. We've gotten great insider tips about fun events, restaurants, and areas just by talking to people. Sales people and restaurant servers are good folks to ask. Thanks, again, for these terrific tips!

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  5. This is a really great article! Thanks for sharing your tips. Planning can be such a good way to reduce the stress of travel, especially for short trips and when traveling with children. I also appreciate that you mention not following the plan as an option as well. I think sometimes travellers try to pack too many things into the plans and don't leave time for slowing down, meeting people, taking things in, and allowing for a little serendipity. :) Thanks again!

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  6. I love these tips! I have been on vacation and everyone is like "what do we do"? :) Thank you!!!

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  7. These are very useful tips. I am heading to my sister's at the end of this month to get some beach time in. The goal : MORE SUNLIGHT on my pasty skin. :)

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  8. I'm a major planner when it comes to trips! And I always love getting travel advice from those that have 'been there'!!
    ~ Kim Puncombe Cole

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  9. I find that even if I have a plan, the most fun things happen unplanned! Thanks for sharing these tips!

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  10. Helpful tips for all of us! I even try to plan when we are taking a 2 hour train trip to New York City for the day. It does help and avoids confusion.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  11. We went on a week vacation to the Grand Canyon last summer and had each day scheduled out and to where you had to be each night. It was alot of work ahead of time but really made for great vacation because we knew what we were doing and where we would be each day. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I'm a big planner when it comes to travel!

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  13. Research is key! I always find the best places by checking out tripadvisor and other sites!

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  14. Thank you for the tips. I try to plan out my trips as much as possible but I'm kind of a slacker.

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