We’ve covered which essentials you need to have prepped and ready before you hit the road. However, now we need to talk about how to get the most out of your trip away. Travelling can be an expensive proposition – planning ahead might make the difference between a costly disappointment and the adventure of a lifetime.
Suss out the hidden gems and avoid the regret of missing out
Researching your destination is key to a fulfilling trip away. Start by planning some of the things you’d like to see and experience. Are you a culture vulture, or more interested in a beautiful landscape?
You can explore what’s on offer by purchasing a guide book to your destination before you leave. Alternatively, the internet is a gold mine of travel information. Using the in-depth recommendations of travel websites or the honest reviews of Tripadvisor, you can explore several destinations and their draws before you’ve even left home.
Have the experts help with preparing your trip. When planning to go to an incredible destination, you want to make sure that you don’t miss any cultural or natural gems. A great way to ensure that you don’t miss out on anything is by arranging your trip through a travel agency. They are professionals that can help plan you a fulfilling adventure away from home.
Going for a travel company that specialises in the area you wish to travel to will help set you up for a memorable trip, as Vacation Kids note:
“Travel Agents have specialized expertise – first hand experience and expertise are what will change a typical vacation into a real memorable experience. Not every Travel Agent can humanly know every destination in the world. As travel agents we too have favorite spots and types of family vacations that we’re passionate about selling.”
Set up your social scene before you go
If you are travelling solo, or you’re a social butterfly travelling with a friend, then you might like to consider how you’re going to build connections on the road before you leave. Many people easily strike up new friendships while travelling, just by connecting to the different activities and events on offer and by staying close to the travel scene.
However, there are also a number of online sites and apps that could set you up socially. The website Meetup arranges social meetups in different destinations around the world. Here you can find a number of like-minded travellers or locals in your destination and enjoy the sights and experiences with them.
Arrange some great accommodation
From a rustic yurt out in the Russian countryside to a beautiful hotel in the heart of the city, your accommodation while away can add a charm and magic to your trip. Choosing accommodation that is full of unique character, rather than a standard hostel, will make your trip all the more memorable. It will set the scene for some great memories and some intriguing photos.
Get in touch for more advice
Need more advice or guidance on planning your dream trip away? Get in touch with us to discuss the unique options available through Russia Experience.