How to choose your next travel destination

You want to plan a new trip, but where to start? Personally, I always find it hard to choose a new destination. The main reason for this is the fact that there are so many places I haven’t visit yet and I still want to see so many. When I’m planning and looking for a trip, I always keep few things in mind. In this article I will give you some tips you can use when you find it hard to decide what your next travel destination is going to be.

Type of trip
One of the most important things to do before choosing a destination is deciding what kind of trip you would like to make. Are you thinking about a round trip? Then you can take a look at destinations which a perfect for a round trip. Are you more thinking about a city trip? Then you can take a look at European cities for example and which are best to visit during the time you want to travel.

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Kyoto, Japan

Travel blogs and Pinterest
When you made a choice for the type of trip you would like to take, you can look up some travel inspiration on other travel blogs or Pinterest. Travel blogs can give some great advice on what place to visit and what place is better not to visit.

Season
Did you find some nice travel inspiration and some destinations which appealed to you the most? Great! Now it’s time to take a look at the season when you are going to travel. Are these destinations nice to visit during this time of the year (is the weather good) or is it better to visit these destinations later in the year? When you’re looking at the climate and weather, you can come to a smaller list of destinations to choose from.

Travel time
Time has a big role in the decision of destination. You should go to a destination where the number of days is perfect for. Do you only have a few days or a week to travel? Then you can choose for a nice getaway, sunny destination or city trip. Do you have more time, like two weeks or more, you can choose for a roundtrip. Of course that’s all up to you and how much time you think you need at a certain destination!

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Rua de Augusta (Lisbon)

Budget
Another important aspect is the budget: you need to book a trip that fits in your budget. So take a look on the internet and see which destinations you have on your list that can cost within your budget.

A great deal?
And you can do this by looking on websites which have great deals for trips. Examples are Skyscanner and Holidaypirates. In this article I wrote about several websites which are useful when you’re looking for- and booking a trip.

Bucket list
Didn’t come to a very short list when you looked for travel inspiration on other travel blogs and Pinterest? Take a look at your bucket list if you have one! Here you can see which places you definitely would like to travel to and which activities you still want to do in your life. Maybe taking a look on your bucket list helps you with making the choice a little bit easier; see what destination or activity is high on your list.

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Taormina, Sicily

Company
With who are you going? If you’re going with a friend, talk with each other what he/she would like to visit and maybe you have equal destinations you would like to go to. Make together with your friend/family a list. Choosing together also makes it easier.

Hopefully these tips will make it easier for you to choose your next travel destination. Do you have other great tips? Do not hesitate to share them with us. We are always open for travel tips!

Author: Tamara

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