If you are thinking of getting away this winter, then you are not the only one. Many people like to get away for a winter vacation and enjoy some winter sun. There are several places around the world where it will still be nice and sunny during the winter time. But planning your trip well will help you to make the most of it. Here are some tips and advice on how to plan for your winter sun vacation.
Decide on Your Budget
Deciding on your budget for the trip will decide a lot of other things. It will depend on how far your fly, as well as for long, and where you will stay. So it makes sense that this is one of the first things that you do. You might have been specifically saving for the trip. Or you might be planning a last minute getaway. But check what money you have and work it around that. Other than things like travel and accommodation, you should decide on a daily budget. Then if you limit yourself to a certain amount per day, it will mean you will know how much you have to spend. It makes it harder to overspend if you have set yourself a specific budget like that. So be quite strict with yourself. Then you will be able to enjoy your trip, without the worry of money.
Choose Your Location
For most of us, we will have to travel a little way to get some winter sun. If you are based in the US, you could head south of the border to over to the Caribbean. If you are in Europe, then you’d have to head over to the West, or even south to somewhere like the Maldives. Australia and Asia are places that are pretty much guaranteed to have good weather at this time of year too. Thailand is a popular destination, as well a Vietnam and islands of Japan like Okinawa. So do a little research into your chosen locations, to see what there is to do there. You might have a specific destination in mind. Even if you do, it is still worth looking up what there is to do in that area. Then you can make an itinerary for what you’d like to do each day. Your budget might decide where you travel to, so just bear that in mind.
Plan Your Wardrobe
When you go on any vacation, packing wisely is such a useful idea. It means that you don’t overpack, but still, have everything that you need for the trip. One of the best ways to do that is start by making a list. Start by writing down each day of the trip. Then you can plan a rough itinerary alongside it. If you know your rough plans, then you can pack accordingly. Will you mostly just be by the beach in a bikini? Or will you be planning to do some hiking or day trips? Do you plan to eat out on most evenings? If you do, then plan out how many different pieces you would need to take. Think about taking as many versatile pieces as possible, though. A skirt could go with a variety of tops, for instance. So you could just take that one and make it look different by the top you choose to wear with it.
It is a good idea to plan what you will wear to travel in too. Doing so can save space in your suitcase. Are you planning to take some heels or wedges for example? If so, it might be worth traveling wearing them. They won’t take up any of your luggage allowances if you are wearing them. They can be bulky in a suitcase too so they would save room as well. Flats like sandals and flip-flops could go in your case. But try and wear bulkier footwear or jackets to travel in, rather than pack in your case. You’ll be the most stylish person on the plane!
Plan Your Days
You might have already thought about what you would like to do when you are away. But making a proper plan means you will make the most of your time away. It can be nice to relax on vacation. But you don’t want to miss going on a day trip or tour because you were just sleeping all morning. You’ll make the most of your days when you’ve got a plan. Then you’ll get to do everything that you wanted to do.