Travel Advice - Planning strategies to satisfy different types of vacation needs.
You should plan your vacation to satisfy a need or a want that is important to you. For some, the purpose of vacation is discovery and travel. For others is it rest and relaxation. While different vacation goals are not mutually exclusive, they are unique enough to require implementing targeted planning strategies to achieve the desired results.
Rest and Relaxation
The easiest travel to plan is when you are vacationing for rest and relaxation. The reason that this is the easiest planning choice to noodle on is that you immediately know the places you do not want to visit (any that would complicate your life) and usually have a short list of desirable destinations.
Some people who want to decompress do not want to rest but are looking for an “adventure” vacation that will involve them in hiking, biking climbing, or other “active” types of vacation.
If the desire to "travel" is your vacation objective, then, you have some work to do in order find best way of meeting these needs.
Discovery/theme vacations are focused on a discipline or hobby such as archaeology, painting, bird watching, or some specific form of hobby.
Sometimes you will find that your fellow travelers do not share your choice for an ideal vacation. In these cases, we suggest finding a location that provides something for everyone. If you cannot agree on a location that meets alternative vacation objectives, then, agree to the alternative for your next vacation. ( See the ThereArePlaces article Five questions that will help you plan travel for advice on making planning decisions).