Easy Trip Plan – Tailor Made Holidays – Plan Your Trip
We all love to travel but the first thing we are concerned with is planning the trip. A vacation is never going to enjoyable unless one has a proper easy trip plan for it. When it comes to planning, it is not that much tough when you plan to travel a place you have already visited but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to research. Planning a trip to already visited place is easier than planning a trip to a new destination of interest.
Frame Your Own Easy Trip Plan – Follow The Steps
Steps that I consider while planning an easy trip can be laid down as follows:
Choose the right partner or team:
The most important thing to sort out while planning to go for a vacation is to select and mange the person or people who can give you the best company. I personally do not like to travel with anyone but with some selected friends. I believe the company you are in plays the most vital factor in making your trip a memorable one. We should be with them who understand our need and make us happy. A person who doesn’t fall into your category must be diplomatically avoided. Yes, you have to be very selective and this would make your tour enjoyable.
Choose the places of interests:
When you are planning for a vacation and holidays, you can select 2 to 3 places of interest at a time, research on them and finally decide the place you would like to visit. Suppose if you would like to visit a beach you can select a number of beach destination like Goa, Puduchery, Andaman, Daman & Diu etc., research on them and then finally select the only place you are interested to travel to.
Detail Research on the selected place:
When you are done with researching on certain number of destinations and selecting the place of interest, you can start researching in detail about the place you have selected. Just Google the place, search for attractions and spots of interest in that particular place you have selected. You can ask questions to experts on different travel forums and get in touch with travel bloggers and clarify your doubts and queries. This will help you to frame an easy trip plan.
Be clear on your budget:
When you are done with selecting the place of interest, confirm your budget first. Figuring out the budget is very important to make an easy trip plan. We all are financially limited and have a budget for our vacations and travel. If the budget is clear then you can make itineraries accordingly. For example, you can’t decide how many days you would stay at Goa, what are the places you would visit there, what kind of accommodation you would go for etc. Once your budget is clear, you can plan easily and accordingly. Suppose you can spend up to Rs 20,000 per head, it may go up or down but the range is Rs 20,000, then you have to plan in such a way that it doesn’t exceed the budget. I would suggest you to make your budget slightly higher than the actual expenses you have got an idea for.
Here comes the toughest job in related to tour planning. Making an itinerary is the hardest job and it really needs detail and thorough research for a proper itinerary. Ask travel experts, travel bloggers, people around you who have already visited your selected place etc. They can give you the best answers to your queries and can suggest you the best itinerary for your trip.
When it comes to calculation of probable expenses and making estimation, you have to consider three things, i.e. 1) Accommodation, 2) Transportation and 3) Food
Once you get a clear picture of expenses in regard to the selected itinerary, you can decide what to leave out and what to take in. If your expenses do not match your itinerary, you can make changes in the itinerary to fit your budget or make your budget flexible to fit your selected itinerary.
Research on expenses:
Now it is time to research on the expenses to be incurred in your trip. Search for agencies and ask for prices of accommodations, transportations. Ask experts on forums and travelers about information related to transportation, lodging and food. The more you study, better knowledge you would get. It is very true that when we search for information related to our selected place of interest, most of the websites that come as result on search engines like Google, Yahoo etc. belong to travel agencies and they never provide you exact details you need. Everyone there has got their marketing strategies for prospect customers. So it is better to search for travel bloggers who can help you out. Travel experts in forums can help you to a great extent. People who have already visited your selected place of interest can help you a lot with detail information.
Execute Your Easy Trip Plan
Now when everything is ready, like you have come to know the expenses of transportation, accommodation and food and all these expenses meets your budget, you are done with the planning. Once you are done with planning, the next step comes in to picture is execution of your plans. The execution can be stated in categories as follows:
Ticket booking for your journey (to and from):
The most painful and important part of execution is booking train/flight/ship tickets. One must book and confirm journey tickets to and from your destination. Once the tickets are confirmed, your trip is confirmed indeed.
Booking Accommodation (if required):
If you are with family or ladies and if you are traveling in peak season it is better to book your accommodation well in advance to avoid any mishaps but I believe there is no popular destination in India where you don’t get a hotel to stay in and you don’t get availability on reaching there. You would always get hotel availability and if you are with friends and a group it won’t be a problem but in peak season it is better to book in advance. Offbeat destinations are exceptions, you must book your stay when you are traveling to an offbeat destination and lodging is limited.
I would suggest you to go through the reviews of the property or hotel/resort you are looking for. Tripadvisor is the best platform where you can get experts and travelers reviews and suggestions and this would help you in easy trip plans. Reviews always help to decide which hotel to stay in and which one to avoid. Do not forget to post a review on the property you have stayed in, it would help other visitors in decision making. You can also go through the reviews posted on the property’s personal Google Plus (G+) page. Just go through the reviews, judge yourself and decide if you can book this property for your stay and then you can make advance payment.
Once you are done with primary parts of execution, you are ready with your easy trip plan and to set off. Take a copy of the planning with you while traveling, it would help you to decide and execute later on.