Every holiday sees it fair share of seasonal rush but summer beats it all. Most people would either laugh or go into shock when asked to plan their summer sojourns in fall or winter. After all there is more than 6 months left to go before the summer hits us so what’s the hurry? Believe it or not, if you leave everything to the last minute chances are that you will be spending yet another summer twiddling your thumbs at home instead of enjoying the fresh feel of nature, or the excitement of new people and interesting places. To avoid this it’s better to plan your big summer trip now.
Reasons to plan your big summer trip now:
1.Budget – Planning ahead means you get ample time to work out the details of the trip – from the hotels you can book, to the travel cost involved be it plane fares or rental cars. Once you finalize your summer destination you can check online for the sightseeing details and the cost associated with all the local interests and day trips. Then of course, there is the matter of food and beverage cost for the number of days that you are traveling. The cumulative figure can be quite high but planning way in advance means you can create a budget and set aside money for your trip without last minute dip into savings.
2.Save money – If nothing else, the incredible amount of money that you can save with advance planning should be reason enough to do this. When you book in advance you get the benefit of avoiding the seasonal rush and getting the best rates available. Whether you are traveling as a couple, as a family or with friends you don’t want to end up as the one to face closed bookings or the last minute extravagant prices. Hotels and plane fares can be especially daunting when you book in the nick of time and have caused many a travel plan to fall apart. Avoid disappointing yourself and your family by booking ahead.
3.Secure days off – Planning ahead also means that you get ample time to put in your requisition for time off from work. If you leave it to the last minute many often than not there will be office emergencies or project loads which cannot be avoided. And since you are the only one who hasn’t put in an advance holiday notice there will be few others to share your work load and you have only yourself to blame.
4.Plan your summer around it – Summer is a long time and needs proper planning to be enjoyed, especially if you have kids. With 3 months off from school every American family will avoid having bored and cankerous children at home and will make sure that they have a good summer holiday planned and booked. Once the trip is planned you can make plans for local entertainments around it as well and the 3 months will be up before you know it.
5.Solidify your plans – The best thing about booking your summer trip way ahead is making your getaway plans permanent. You may not realize it but everyone needs a break from the rat race one time or the other. With advance booking and payments made you have already made your financial and emotional commitment to the trip. Cancelling is out of the question since you will lose all your booking money so your trip plans are secure.