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7 actionable tips for choosing a holiday destination when you have no idea where to go

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Nov 09, 2020 12:49 PM EST

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This year has really been a crazy one, to say the least.

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Even if you've never gone for a holiday vacation before, you should make plans for one in 2020.

This year has really been a crazy one, to say the least.

People lost their jobs, some lost their lives, and others lost their loved ones.

No thanks to COVID-19.

If you're lucky to still be alive, then the least you can do to round off the year is a holiday getaway.

Holiday vacations are great opportunities to reflect, unwind, and recharge our batteries ahead of the new season.

And with the year we've all had, I don't think anyone can argue against the fact that we all deserve some getaways!

But where should you go?

This can be a very difficult decision to make, especially if you have no idea at all.

Luckily for you, we've compiled some insightful tips in this guide.

Read on to get inspired.

How much are you willing to spend?

I know you weren't thinking too much about money when you were racking your brain for places you can go to.

Alas, money is the most important factor.

How much do you think you can afford for the entire journey? If your budget is in the "hundreds," then you may want to look at local destinations (most of them don't require airfare). However, if your budget is in the tens of thousands, then you may want to look at some island options.

Avoid stereotypes

When people are planning getaways, it's not uncommon to see names like islands of Greece and Spain, New York City, London, and Paris, to name a few getting mentioned to them.

But if you truly want to have a blast, you should avoid these common names on your holiday getaway. The reason is that those places are normally too crowded on holiday seasons (as they're the names on everyone's lips).

You should consider other alternatives that you're sure will create a memorable experience for you. Going on an African Safari, the Caribbean, or some Asia historic sites could be a great alternative.

Don't fix yourself a date

Although you may have a set number of days you intend to spend on your vacation, you should avoid setting a fixed date for departure. This is so that you can have some flexibility as far as flight deals, hotel packages, and other expenses are concerned.

How do you prefer to depart?

Do you want to get away by flight or land?

Depending on which option best appeals to you, you can mark out some destinations and strike out others.

For instance, if you're looking to go on a vacation that involves you flying down, then it means all options involving land travel are canceled.

What are your interests?

When thinking about where to go, you should consider what your interests are.

Do you like soccer? Then maybe a place like the UK or Brazil can be your best bet, especially during the football season.

Are you a big fan of history, sightseeing, and facts? Then places like the Pyramids of Egypt, the caves of Vietnam, or the lush forests of Bali can be good for you.

If you're looking for a perfect relaxation spot, then you may want to consider places like the beaches of Miami.

By and large, think of what you like to do, and check out destinations that offer the best experiences.

Check the Traveligo website

By now, you should have a clear idea about the theme of your travel (your budget is clear, you're avoiding stereotypes, you're open-minded as far as dates are concerned, and you probably want to depart by air).

Some names should be pooping on your mind already - say Tanzania for a safari, Dubai for tax-free shopping, Georgia for remarkable mountain landscapes tourism, Bali for coconut trees, long sand beaches, and crystalline blue waters, etc.

But before you make a decision, you should check the Traveligo website first.

Why? You may wonder.

Well, you need to know what the cheapest hotel and flight deals to your destination are. And that's what Traveligo's about. On their website, you can search for your destination to see a couple of great hotel deals, in-destination car offers, and also cheap airfare.

Note: You can book your flight with Traveligo here.

Follow your instincts

You should have a list by now.

But are your instincts telling you to avoid a place?

Then please cross that place out.

The last place you wanna be is where your gut feeling is telling you to avoid.

So, before you make that final decision, search your heart to see that you're happy to head to wherever you choose.

 

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