Does the perfect vacation exist? Most people will say “no,” but you can get as close to this idealistic dream as possible. Meticulous planning, which has been scientifically proven to improve mood, is one way of ensuring you’re going to have a jolly time. But you also have to know your audience, budget and costs. A lot of trips don’t end up being perfect for many reasons. Learn a few steps about how to plan and enjoy the best break of your life.