This is a collaborative post.
Travel is one of the beautiful things that we get to do in life to make our lives better. As a travel lover, you’ve probably heard the saying ‘travel is the only thing you spend on that makes you richer‘, and it’s true. You can spend a ton of money on travelling in your lifetime, and feel so much more abundant and content because of it.
When you get to experience so many different things, make memories, meet new people, and learn things, it’s just so incredibly rewarding. But at the same time, you often have to put a lot of thought into making that happen. Not only that, you’ll often find that you will want to be in the best frame of mind in order to get the most out of your travel.
One thing that can help you to do this, is to figure out what makes the perfect trip. When you’re a wanderlust lover, you may find that this is something that you spend your time thinking about – dreaming of that all-important, amazing trip! However, it’s not always something that is all that simple for you to think about in reality.
With research, budgeting, planning, and packing all important, how can you make sure that you’re putting together the best possible trip? It’s difficult, but not impossible. So let’s take a look at some of the key components of a perfect trip to inspire you.
One of the most important things that you’ll want to keep in mind when you’re planning a trip, is who you’re travelling with. When you’re traveling with others, you can get a lot of satisfaction out of the trip. We all know that relationships matter in life, and so, you’ll want to ensure that you’re able to enjoy the trip based on who you’re going with – so pick your travel companions wisely.
Ease of your transport
The next thing that you’ll want to factor in here, is transport. Whether you realise it or not, the ease of your transport can really add to your trip satisfaction. If you’re stressed out about getting there, your flights are long and uncomfortable, or you dislike having to go through too many different modes of transport, then you need to plan your trip to make this section go as smoothly as you possibly can.
Thirdly, you’ll also want to make sure that you have accommodation that you’re going to love. Obviously, this will differ for everyone. Maybe to you, the gorgeous new Petaling Jaya condo launches are perfect. Or is a quaint and characteristic cottage what you want? Maybe you love to stay in five-star hotels? No matter what kind of accommodation you prefer, it’s safe to say that accommodation really does have the power to make or break a trip.
What facilities and amenities are there?
The next thing to keep in mind is what kind of facilities you’re getting with your trip. Some people will need access to WiFi and work amenities. Others will want to have great food options and a spa. Then there’s the need for self-catering facilities too. No matter what kind of facilities you like to have, bear this in mind when you’re booking. It can make a big difference to the quality of your stay.
From here, you’re always going to find that a breathtaking location really makes your trip. If you head to somewhere that just isn’t to your standard, it will affect how much you can enjoy the trip. And, there are so many beautiful places in the world, that it shouldn’t be too hard to choose. You just need to make sure that you pick somewhere stunning!
Sights and attractions
Next up, you’re going to want to make sure that you get to visit all of the sights or attractions that you want. And sometimes, you may not really want to see a lot – especially if you’re going on a relaxing beach holiday where you don’t want to lift a finger. However, there are so many incredible places to visit in the world, that if you’re heading to that location, it’ll be fun to see them. Don’t forget to check out some of the world’s larger attractions too! Make sure you consider all this before you jet off.
Are you a foodie? Or maybe you’re a fussy eater? When you travel, the kind of food available to you in other countries may not be what you’re used to – and that can be both a good and bad thing. But if you know that you want to try specific things, or maybe you like the idea of knowing what kind of foods are available, then you’ll want to do your research on this before you book.
Another really important factor that can affect the success and happiness of your travel plans, is the environment you’re in. Think about what kind of setting you like to be in. Do you like luxury? Local? Low-key? Ease of location? And you’ll always want to be somewhere you feel safe. So be sure that your surrounding environment is a good fit for your needs and the needs of the party you’re travelling with.
If you’ve nailed down all of these things then it’s time to think about your attitude to the trip ahead. You’re going to want to try and adopt as much of a positive mindset as possible. This is something that you can quite often find difficult when you’re used to seeing trips as being rushed or busy – or even when you’re striving for perfection. You may find that you’re letting negativity set in. When really, you need to be in a clear, happy, and positive frame of mind, so that you’re able to enjoy the trip as much as you can.
Ease and relaxation
Finally, you’ll then find that if you can enjoy an easy trip, it’s going to be something that really helps you to make it perfect. If you find that you can’t relax, you’re worrying about too much, and there’s just too much for you to do, you’re never going to be able to enjoy an easy trip. And so, you’ll want to make sure that you can get through your trip with as much enjoyment and simplicity as possible. That way, it’ll be as perfect as it can be.
What top tips do you have for making a trip special? Are you a planner or a chuck-it-all-in-a-bag-and-go sort of person? I’d love to hear all about your travel wishlists too. Let me know in the comments.