Holiday season is here! Can you believe how fast time flies? I remember i started to think about my new resolution around this time last year and now……. Gosh!
Okay since this is a holiday season, i believe many of us have been busy planning for holiday. Good news is…. I will share with you my tips and tricks about planning a holiday.
My family always go for holiday together minimum twice a year. During Ramadhan and Christmas.
If the holiday was unplanned/sudden, we will just join tour. This is easier since we just need to pay them and the agent will arrange everything for us.
However if we’ve planned the holiday long before, we will become adventurer and wanderer in new country 🙂 which i kinda like ❤️
Busy arranging place to visit, food to eat, attractions to watch, till accomodation. All were prepared by ourselves.
So let’s start!
1. Find Itinerary
Study the itinerary and arrange it the way you like. You can definitely eliminate or adds on activity. The itinerary you got online is just for a basic guideline to make sure you don’t lost.
The itinerary will help you book your accomodation and planning your activity there.
This would take the most of your time. It’s really not easy to create your own itinerary.
Before, i used to complain almost all the itinerary that travel agents gave. But after travelling several times on my own, now i know how to be grateful to them and complain no more.
Still, in my personal view, i like to travel on my own coz everything is just the way i like it. The food, the hotel, the attractions, plus… no need to rush and wake up early 😂 and maybe this the only reason my family started to go without travel agent since 2015. We’re not a morning person.
2. Check The Weather
3. Bring Travel Adaptor and Cable Extension
Another important things that always on my list. It is safe to bring one rather than buying on spot. Why? Because you never know when will you have the chance to buy or find the place to buy. So prepare one first.
For me, one travel adaptor is enough. Then i will use cable extension to share with the whole members. Easy to charge. No need to wait and put on queueing number 😁
4. Prepare First Aid Kit
Bandage, medicine to cure cough, cold, diarhea, gastric, headache and for food poisoning and vitamin c is a must.
5. Get Local Simcard
Make sure to stay connected with the internet when you travel. This is to help you find a map and search anythinh you need if you have no one to ask. Plus, you can upload your picture to social media 😁 and you don’t need to feel afraid or anxious if you accidentally separated from your group/family.
This is why i prefer simcard than renting a wifi router. I always buy local simcard everytime i travel to new country.
6. Extra Pouch For Safety
Are you worried about pickpocket? Or even worse, they could ripped your bag off and get your important stuffs?
I always have pouch attached inside my main bag. I always put extra cash, identity card, passport there. Just in case they ripped it, my important stuff still hanging securely ❤️
7. Be Brave
As you travel on your own, the risk of getting lost is higher. Not only los, sometimes it will be hard to find transportation to get to our next destination. And people seems not so friendly and helpful.
Be brave. This is the art of travelling on your own. Take this as a chance to go outside your comfort zone and become the true adventurer!
8. Set Your Budget
Budget is very important here. Please always remember your budget. Be flexible but don’t over exceed your budget.
It’s good to eat Chipottle or Panda Express or quick meal on convenience store, but it is great to try at least one nice meal at your destination. Find at Tripadvisor or other web to try the local recommendation for those worthy “michelin star” meal.
Last but not least…
9. Transportation Apps
Installing transportation apps is one of the smart move. You don’t need to queue long time for Bus or Taxi. You could always get a lift when you’re almost lost 😁
Not only UBER and friends, i do install some train maps too to ease my journey.
Anddddd that’s how i always plan my holiday. Simple but could give a real headache too! 😂 i hope you’re ready to plan yours by now 🙂
Season Greetings! Happy Holiday pallls!❤️