Adrian (traveler)
2 years ago

How to choose your travel destinations

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#1. Be open-minded


Haven’t heard a place? Can’t even pronounce a place? Have no idea
where a place is? But you’ve found suspiciously cheap flights to said
place…? Google the hell out of it, check it’s safe and book that flight!
Sometimes you’ll have the best adventures in places you can’t
pronounce. Ljubljana, I’m talking to you.


#2. Be creative


You want to travel to a certain destination but flights are really
expensive? Don’t let this put you off, find an alternative. Using the
example of Ljubljana again, it’s really expensive to fly direct but
flights to Venice are cheap and then there’s a 2 hour shuttle bus from
Venice into Ljubljana. Problem solved.


#3. Consider the underdog


Every country has a ‘second city’ and it’s often a much cheaper and a more unique alternative to the capital city.


#4. Be decisive


You’ve found a place you want to go. Book it now. Go on, book it.
Don’t think about it for 3 weeks and then think a bit more and then
realise you’ve missed the opportunity.


#5. Ask yourself ‘why’?


Why do you want to travel? Do you want to relax, have fun with your
mates, reconnect with a loved one, switch off from work, learn something
new, get a tan or have an adventure? It’s easier to decide where you’re going when you know why you’re going there.


#6. Remember, remember…


You’ll only regret the things you didn’t do.


I always think about this when I need a kick up the arse to be a little more adventurous.


#7. Safe choices aren’t bad choices


Yes, I like to be adventurous in my travel choices but a good old
weekend in Paris or an all-inclusive beach holiday should never been
sneered at. So what if a million people have done it before you. If you
have a good time, that’s all that matters.


#8. Go Solo


You’ve found somewhere you REALLY want to go but no one wants to go with you? Don’t let this stop you, go solo!


#9. Don’t dismiss your own backyard


Who said travelling has to include long flights? Search a little
closer to home, you’d be surprised by the hidden gems you might find.


#10. There’s always a budget option


Don’t let your budget stop you from travelling somewhere. Even the
most expensive countries have budget options like hostels where you can
cook your own food, free city tours and public transport. You’re going
to need to be creative but that often makes it more fun.








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