I’ve been on the road for years, and it’s safe to say that traveling is in my blood. Whether I’m jetting off to Europe or hopping around the States, I always make sure that my curated travel experience is planned out months in advance.
And while many people like me prefer to plan their trips partner-by-partner, others want something more organized than “let’s grab a flight.” If you’re one of those travelers who wants a curated travel experience while still having fun along the way, here are some ways you can make it happen:
RESEARCH YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATION.
You should also research your destination’s location, history, and culture. This will help you plan a perfect trip that is tailor-made for you. Knowing what to expect during your stay is essential, so you’re not disappointed.
For example, if you’re visiting a place with lots of markets or festivals, make sure they are open when you’d like them to be! Some places have specific times where certain activities take place (such as a night market), so it’s worth checking ahead on when these occur before planning trips there.
Another thing worth researching is weather conditions; some areas may be more comfortable depending on what clothing people wear daily (for example). Likewise, some foods may be difficult or impossible due to allergies/intolerances, etc., so pay attention!
FIND A PLANE TICKET THAT WORKS FOR YOU.
The first step in planning your trip is to find a plane ticket that works for you. A good rule of thumb is to choose a flight that will get you to your destination and back on time, but also make sure it’s not too far away from where you’re traveling. For example, if I was flying into New York City for a week-long vacation, my best option would be an evening flight because we’re staying with friends in Brooklyn (which isn’t far from JFK).
If this isn’t possible, then look at what airlines are offering and see what kind of schedule works best with yours. You might end up paying more than expected if there aren’t any cheap flights available during those times or days, but they’ll still work out just fine!
SECURE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS.
Look for hotels that are close to the city center. This is key because it will allow you to get around quickly while giving easy access to restaurants and bars. If you’re planning on doing some sightseeing during your trip, it can be helpful if there are public transportation options nearby.
Look for hotels with free breakfast options (or, even better—full meals). You should always aim for at least one meal on each day of travel when possible; this way, you won’t have to worry about finding food after a long day of exploring!
Securing accommodations with full breakfasts will give guests something substantial before heading out into the city on their own terms later on during their trip—and if they need something else like coffee or tea while they wait? That’s another perk; no worries here!
It’ll save money because most budget travelers won’t want extra spending cash tied up in unnecessary expenses like “extras.”
BUDGET FOR EXPERIENCES.
It’s essential to budget for experiences. Experiences are more expensive than things, but they’re also better for your money. That’s because when you buy an experience, someone else has organized the event for you and will deliver it to you in person or by mail—and that person may even be willing to share stories about their own adventures!
It can be hard to find experiences that fit into our budget, but if we keep searching long enough and narrowing down what we want our trips to include, we’ll eventually find something that works for us.
For example: if I’m going on vacation with friends this summer and want all of us children aged 15-18 years old (and their parents) but don’t necessarily want them all together at one location where everyone can relax together before heading out on separate adventures—I would search through booking sites like Airbnb or Bookingbuddy until I found someplace nearby where everyone could stay while they were away from home.”
TAKE IT ALL IN AND HAVE FUN!
You can look back on your trip and remember all your fun. Taking pictures while traveling is critical, but taking advantage of every moment of your journey is even more important. Don’t just take photos at tourist attractions—explore and get lost in the city itself!
You’ll find that you have a better memory of your trip if you spend time relaxing with locals, exploring museums or neighborhoods like no one else does (and maybe even meeting new people along the way).
Some people want to travel to relax, and others wish to have a curated travel experience.
A curated travel experience is more expensive than a regular vacation but can also be more personal and focused on experiences.
If you’re looking for an authentic cultural experience, this type of travel might be right for you. A curated tour will give you access to unique places and people that other tourists wouldn’t see otherwise.
When planning your vacation, think about what kind of trip it should be: relaxed or curated?
Suppose you want the cozy atmosphere without the added pressure (and expense) of having someone else select all the activities and sights. In that case, booking through an online platform like Airbnb or HomeAway might suit your needs.
If, however, being able to choose exactly what happens during each day is essential—then booking directly through an operator may be best suited towards achieving this goal!
If you’re looking for a memorable travel experience, I hope this article will help you plan your trip. If not, don’t worry!
There are always plenty of ways to get away from it all and enjoy nature on your own terms. Remember that the best travel plans come from knowing yourself and what works for you.
So keep an open mind as you explore new places with good food and great people – because everyone deserves some time off now and then!