5 Tips for Planning Your Trip

Going on vacation is an exciting adventure, but planning and preparing for it can be just as exciting.

Choose A Destination

One of the most exciting things about going on vacation is choosing a destination and finally getting there.

A tip to remember is if you are only allowed so much vacation time away from work, choose a destination that doesn’t require a lot of travel.

If you’d prefer to travel, consider booking a flight to save some time.

You can save money on flights if you fly on certain days during certain times of the year. Be sure to do your research before booking.

If you’re driving to your destination, the best time to travel within the U.S. is from late March to late May or from late September to late October. Not many people travel during these times and temperatures are cooler.


Creating an itinerary and making time for all the activities you want to enjoy, including downtime, will keep you organized.

If you’re booking a flight, ensure you schedule enough time to get to the airport and arrange transportation to and from where you’ll be lodging.

For lodging, be sure to explore what the area has to offer. If you’re travelling the U.S. Virgin Islands, search “Saint John vacation rentals” and get the best deal by comparing your results.


Pack for your trip by asking yourself, what items will I need the most? And what items can I buy that are inexpensive? Travelling light can help make your vacation more enjoyable.


Besides packing, you can better prepare for your trip by creating a checklist. There’s nothing worse than setting out to your vacation hotspot and remembering halfway through that you forgot something.

Also, a great way to prepare for your vacation is to know what to expect. What is the area like? Where are you the safest? What activities are available? Do your research before heading to your destination.

Sometimes the unexpected happens, however, if you’re prepared, you can overcome that obstacle. Pack a small first-aid kit, have emergency contacts on hand, and know how to defend yourself and your family.


A tip to remember to get the most out of your vacation is to allow yourself to unplug and unwind. Leave your phone in your villa and enjoy your surroundings.

It may be tempting to jump on social media or respond to that work email but remember, this is you-time!

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