Planning a fantastic vacation

Whether your type of vacation includes suntanning on a beach, climbing a mountain or seeing the sights, you want to make it the best vacation possible. After all, you have been saving, shopping and getting excited for it for so long; why wouldn’t you want to make it as great as possible?

With that said, planning a vacation can also be very stressful. There is so much to decide and remember to do that it can become overwhelming. To try to make it a bit easier, I have put together a list of things to consider and plan for when planning a fantastic vacation.

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Where do you want to stay?- Booking the right place to stay while on vacation is very important. When you are looking around for rooms, is is a good idea to consider price, size, accessibility, location, access to public transportation and rating. It may seem like a lot to look for, but the research will be worth it when you find the perfect one.

Where do you want to go?- This can also be a difficult thing to decide, especially if you are traveling with young kids or older members of the family and want to accommodate them. Check out my very first post for some tips on deciding where you want to go!

What will you do when you’re there?-  Depending on the type of vacation you are going on, it may be a good idea to plan ahead on what you are doing. If you are going to Orlando, Fl and are going to the amusement parks, plan ahead on what parks you are going too and on what days. You may find that you can find discount tickets if you plan ahead.

What can you save money on?- 


whether its dining in instead of out, walking everywhere (if possible) instead of renting a car, refraining from buying things when you don’t need them, or just taking a day on the beach instead of spending money on a day out; planning ahead on what you can save money on will pay off in the end.

What can you take with you so that you don’t have to buy it there?-  If your vacation is only a few hours away from home, try making some meals ahead of time and freezing them once you get there. This will not only save money but also time that you can use to enjoy your self.

Hope this helps!

Happy exploring 🙂



To kids, the airport is an exciting place where huge airplanes land and big sensors detect bombs and other dangerous things. To adults though, it is merely a busy, noisy, stressful, boring place you have to spend at least 2 hours in before catching your flight.

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While airports will always be boring and the least most exciting part of your trip, here are a few ways to deal with them and actually make them more fun.

What to do while waiting to board

-People watch – I know it sounds bad, but people watching is probably the most interesting thing to do, and what a perfect place to do it! Just try to be discreet…


– Bring a book- A tale as old as time. Bringing along a book offers the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the airport. Just don’t get so into the book that you miss your flight…or you may end up looking like this…

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– Take a nap- Hey, as long as you don’t snore, why not?

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– Watch a movie -The great thing about living in 2015 is that we can now take movies basically anywhere with the help of an iPad, phone or computer.


Hope these help next time your stuck at an airport!

Happy Exploring 🙂