TOP 5 TRAVEL TIPS FOR 2023
Are you getting ready to plan that next great vacation or romantic getaway ? I thought I would pass along the top five tips I have learned along the way thus far in 2023.
1. PLAN AHEAD & BOOK EARLY
Plan ahead and book early: Travel is in full swing with lots of pent up demand, it’s important to plan ahead and make reservations as early as possible. Popular destinations, activities, and your favorite all inclusive resorts, will likely have limited availability, so booking in advance can help ensure you get the experiences and accommodations you want.
2. STAY INFORMED & STAY HEALTHY
Stay informed: With COVID-19 still a concern, it’s important to stay up-to-date on travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, and health and safety protocols for your destination and cruise. Check the latest information from reliable sources, such as the World Health Organization, and be prepared to adjust your plans if necessary.
3. PACK SMART & LIGHT
Pack smart: Pack light and efficient, especially if you’re taking a flight. Split you essentials across your carry on and checked luggage. Consider investing in high-quality, durable luggage and packing cubes to keep your items organized.
4. RESPECT LOCAL CULTURE & CUSTOMS
Be respectful of the local culture: Take the time to learn about the local customs and traditions of your destination, and be respectful of them. This includes things like dressing appropriately, following local customs and traditions, and being mindful of the local environment.
5. EMBRACE NEW EXPERIENCES
Embrace new experiences: Finally, be open to new experiences and try things you’ve never done before. Whether it’s trying a new food, kayaking on Halong Bay, learning a new language, or exploring a new port or town, travel is all about discovering new things and expanding your horizons. So, go ahead and take that road less traveled!
Bonus Tip: Passports are taking longer to receive than usual, allow 12 weeks to receive your passport and 9 weeks-10 weeks if expedited. Check yours today, and don’t leave it until the last minute to apply!
Need some help planning? Have a question about a destination, itinerary, or a custom designed tour? Can’t find exactly what you are looking for? Contact me today! As always, I am at your service to help you and that special someone explore this great world of traveled!