My Tips For Planning A Trip
My Travel Tips (That Actually Work)
If you ask me what my biggest passions are, travelling will be one of the top things on my list. Even though I haven’t been to many countries, I’ve fallen in love with travelling many times. This year, I’m planning a trip to Indonesia, and it has been really fun working everything out. Not everyone is fond of the “admin” side of travelling, but if you’re like me, you’ll find this one of the most exciting parts of it!
So, if you’re planning on travelling in the near future, here are a few of my travel tips that you can keep in mind when you start planning your trip:
Skyscanner is great for finding the best flights
I couldn’t decide on a destination, and had to keep my budget in mind, so Skyscanner made it really easy for me.
Not sure where to go? Simply choose your destination as “Everywhere” and it will respond with a list of countries with rates from low to high! Plus, if you are not sure about your dates, you can check the whole year or the cheapest month and choose dates that suit your pocket.
Minube for when I’m stuck
Minube is perfect for when you are quite clueless. I use it mainly as a guide. The app lets you plan a trip to a destination of your choice and then suggests a variety of places that you might want to see in that area (including accommodation, activities, beaches, temples, etc.).
It’s a great guide to find places that you can add to your own list of “places to see” and “things to do”. Download the app and try it now!
Booking.com is my go-to site for booking accommodation
This site is absolutely incredible. Many people have told me that it is cheaper to book directly from the hotel or guest house’s website, but here are my secrets: Once you’ve booked 5 or more places on booking.com, you become a Premium Member. This means that you get deals at ridiculous prices plus benefits like checking in early and upgrading to better rooms. The other fantastic thing about booking.com is that you can search for the perfect type of accommodation – Want a pet-friendly spot, a room with a balcony or somewhere close to the beach? No problem, just add a few filters and you’ll find a list of all the places that fit your every requirement.
You also have the option of paying at the property on some of the listings, and confirming a booking only takes 2 minutes!
So, these are the 3 things I use when planning a trip – Local and international! And if you don’t have anything in the pipeline, try it anyway for some inspiration.
By the way, anyone can travel. I’ve thought for many years that I have to make lots of money before I can book a plane ticket, but the reality is that local travel is just as fun, and even just going to the nearest town is also called travelling!
Where are you planning to go next?