It’s already spring – the time of the year when people transition from winter to summer and plan the best trip of their lives. Time flies and trips usually book fast so now’s the time to plan a getaway.
Being spontaneous and impulsive is always adventurous but not always possible. It’s not even a good option when you have children, few days off, trip-buddies who are always busy, and a limited budget.[slideshow:82994]
Whether you want to tour your dream beach spots, live like a local in an offbeat location in Africa, or like a nomad in Mongolia, go on a rugged quest to push your limits, or just see Paris, chances are you’ll have to save money, make reservations, and do some research about what cool adventures your destination offers.
Early birds can get great deals, especially on lodging, and it’s much easier to put away a few dollars every week as opposed to setting aside a large sum of money a few days before you leave. It’s smart to save now when New Year’s and St. Valentine’s shopping craziness is well behind you and the 4th of July weekend is well ahead. So now’s the time to save.
Perhaps the best reason to start planning now is that you’ll have something to look forward to. This is almost like a survival tool for when you have a bad day at work. Just look at your calendar and think: “In just 125 days, I’ll be in [insert dream vacation spot].”