1. Consider Your Budget.

We all have destinations we would LOVE to go to, but getting to Austrailia from the United States can be quite expensive. Money is a determining factor for many people when it comes to travel, especially when choosing a vacation destination. You don’t want to cash in on your kids college fund or your 401k just for one vacation. So considering and looking at how much you are willing to spend and making a budget is good to do before you start looking at travel destinations. It is important to decide on a budget BEFORE you start looking, otherwise you could very well be lured into a destination you think you just cant pass up and you will begin to justify the trip. So its best to decide on an amount to can afford or want to spend before you start looking into your next trip. Doing some research online will help you find destinations that suit your budget.

2. Check out travel package sites before you book.

Booking a flight, hotel, and rental car together doesn’t just save you time—it can often save you money! But before you make such a large investment, it’s good to find the best travel package sites for booking your next destination. My favorite place to search online for my next trip is Expedia and I love their commercials too.

It’s also wise to compare the price of a vacation booked as a bundle to that same trip booked as separate components. Booking a package isn’t always cheaper, and sometimes you’ll get better air-flight options to choose from if you search for your airfare separately.

Lastly, it is good to know that some of the best sites for vacation packages are owned by the same company, so you’ll often find the same packages and prices from one to the next. Knowing which sites are most interchangeable can save you some time on the computer doing research instead of being out on the open roads!

Plan it, Do it!!

3. Consider your interest and who is going? I know that is technicially two things to consider, but hey, this is my travel blog. And besides, who doesn’t want an extra tip?

So considering who is going and what you enjoy doing is really one of the most important things. If you are traveling with your grandmother who doesn’t like walking too much then a hiking trip is probably not a good idea. On the other hand if its you and your buds and you all love to surf, well than that easy, a surf trip a premo idea!

If you want to learn more about travel check out why I love to travel on my other recent blog post What I love about travel and learning.