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Sunday, July 2, 2017

3 Mistakes Frequently Made When Planning A Vacation

Planning a vacation can take weeks, if not months. Deciding where you want to go, how you want to get there, and how much time you’ll have there can all take time. You don’t have to plan every single minute of your vacation, but it wouldn’t hurt to make a few arrangements.

Let’s imagine that you want to travel the country and attended as many music festivals as you can. According to Outdoorsy, the AirBnB for RVs, there are some great music festivals out there. If you want to visit every one of them you will need to plan ahead. 

But are you any good at planning? Or like most of us, do you make a few mistakes and regret it later? Let’s take a look at three mistakes frequently made when planning a vacation.

Forgetting to Check The Weather Forecast
The weather can change dramatically in the space of a few hours, and it can also vary depending on where in the world you are. Try to plan ahead, and see what the weather is doing in your chosen destination(s). You should also check what the weather is going to be like in the next week or two, as you may need to pack waterproofs, warm clothing, or your summer gear.

There may be times when a storm takes you by surprise, or the weather is unseasonably hot. However, if you have prepared for such eventualities, you can feel smug, while everyone else complains about being wet, or too hot.

Ignoring Hidden Travel Costs

You’ve just booked a flight to LA, and you’re about to pay for the ticket, and perhaps even upgrade your seat a little, but what about those hidden travel costs? Ignoring hidden costs, such as having extra baggage, and paying for parking can leave your wallet a little empty.

Try to set some money aside for those unexpected costs, and you won’t have to call a family member to ask if they can wire you money.

Hoping You’ll Arrive At The Airport On Time

If there are less than two hours between connecting flights, you may need to stop and think about what you would do if your first flight was delayed, or late. If your first flight lands 1 and a half hours later than scheduled, you’ll only have 30 minutes to find the right gate, and get checked-in.

Plan ahead, assume that your flights will be delayed by about two hours, and look for a connecting flight that leaves roughly three hours between flights. If your first flight does get in on time, at least you’ll have the opportunity to freshen up, visit the shops, and slowly make your way to the check-in desk.

There is a lot to think about when you’re planning your well-earned time away, but if you plan as much as you can and allow for travel delays and changes in weather, you may get to attend all of those music festivals after all.

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  1. There is definitely alot to planning a big vacation. These are some great suggestions. Thank you so much for sharing