The smart way to plan your travel itinerary   
You are here: Home > A Great Vacation Begins At Home

A Great Vacation Begins At Home



Print
Great budget adventure travel begins at home. If you prepare for your trip before you walk out your front door, your vacation will be better organized, more full of all the exciting extra experiences...

A Great Vacation Begins At Home

 by: Charles Brown

Great budget adventure travel begins at home. If you prepare for your trip before you walk out your front door, your vacation will be better organized, more full of all the exciting extra experiences to make it more memorable and you will almost certainly save significant money.

Not only that, you will be better able to put together a budget adventure travel experience to give you an insurmountable bragging edge over your friends and neighbors.

Start with research. No I am not talking about the dry, dusty book stacks that haunt your memories of college when you had put off an important paper until the last minute and your friends were out on the town while you were playing catch up with the librarian.

I am talking about going online, to the bookstore, and maybe to the library (but rest assured, the travel section probably does not contain dusty stacks).

1. Where do you want to go?

Make a list of the must-see and must-do things about your desired destination. Let’s face it, if you go to Paris and do not go up onto the Eiffle Tower, or you go to Rio without taking the cable car to ; your friends will laugh at you without mercy when you return.

2. How much can you afford?

Budget adventure travel requires planning ahead of time so you can avoid the heartache of having to cut the trip short or missing out on an excursion you had been counting on. The beauty of doing your research ahead of time is that you can find all kinds of discounts and travel deals if you do a lot of comparison shopping.

3. When do you want to go there?

The timing of your trip will impact both what you can do and see, but how much it will cost. Whenever possible, travel during the off-peak season. Obviously peak and off peak times vary with location, so you should check this out. But you will find much better bargains on your airfare and hotel costs if you can avoid the rush of other travelers. Also, every destination has seasonal events like festivals, carnivals or sporting events that you may want to take in (but be aware that these special events usually take place during peak seasons, so you will negate the above mentioned cost savings if these festivals are high on your list).

4. How do you plan to get around once you arrive?

By this I am not asking how you will travel to Europe, but how will you travel from place to place once you get to Europe? Look for special fares on car rentals or train passes online. Not only will this help you avoid a significant expense, but this intra destination travel might just be one of the highlights of your trip. This is especially true for train travel within Europe.

One site you might want to check out is Eurail Saver Pass which offers a variety of rail passes for all of Europe.

Finally, be sure to find ideas for things to do and see that will appeal to all members of your family or party. Plan ahead and you will save a lot of wasted time and you will have a budget adventure travel experience you can remember forever.

COPYRIGHT © 2006, Charles H. Brown



About The Author - Charles Brown is a former attorney who now spends his time indulging his passion for travel and shares the unique travel destinations and adventure travel bargains he uncovers on his blog, Guerrilla Traveler - Adventure on a Budget, www.guerrillatraveler.blogspot.com.

Think budget travel equals boring travel? Think again! Learn the Guerrilla Traveler’s insider secrets to budget adventure travel to the world\'s most exciting places and experience the coolest travel adventures without spending a bundle.

Did you find this travel planning article useful? This travel content was helpfulYes  This travel content was not helpfulNo

Do you have an article of interest to travelers? Submit it here!

Travel articles that may be of interest to you:

Travel Safety - 235 20
Family Reunion Planning - 223 33
Car Sickness - 15 Ways to Prevent Car Sickness - 843 698
Tipping - 135 20
Vacation Travel Insurance Tips - 757 655
Lightweight Backpacking Techniques - 674 592
Making Memories Last a Lifetime - 630 554
How To Travel With Your Pet - 653 578
Planning For Road Trip Travel - 632 564
Tips for Keeping Your Money Safe While on Vacation - 680 613
7 Tips For Travel Trips - 678 625
Booking Travel Online - 5 Tips You Must Know - 595 544
Light Travel - Carry-On Only - 625 575
Challenge Yourself: Travel Alone - 631 584
Travel Safety Tips: Things to Consider When Traveling - 593 554
Travel Saftey - Using Intuition - 670 632
Lightweight Backpacking - 570 535
Get Cheap Air Tickets - 637 602
Packing For Adventure Travel - 614 584
Are You Paying Too Much For Airport Parking - 553 525
5 Tips To Help You Pack Wisely For Your Family Vacation - 574 546
Rental Booking Tips For Vacationers - 565 543
Traveling by car with your pets - 586 564
Finding Cheap Hotels - 552 531
6 Tips for Paranoid Travelers - 563 543
A Great Vacation Begins At Home - 523 503
How To Find Cheap Airfare - 693 676
Top Travel Reservation Tips For A Stress-Free Trip! - 606 589
Pet Travel Guide: Tips for Traveling With Your Pet - 575 559
What to Bring While Vacation Hiking and Walking - 605 591
Four Unmentioned Travel Tips - 582 568
Keep The Kids Entertained While Traveling! - 530 517
A Guide to Traveling London through King’s Cross Station - 538 527
Thinking Ahead: Planning For Vacation Emergencies Part II - 589 580
Traveling by air with your pets - 588 580
10 Travel Tips - 549 542
Staying at pet friendly hotels - 572 565
History Happened Here & So Much More! - 217 211
Tips for Better Vacation Photos - 560 555
Thinking Ahead: Planning For Vacation Emergencies Part I - 571 567
Stay Healthy When You Travel - 543 541
Traveling With Pets - 521 520
Tips For Travellers To The Tropics - 506 505
Budget Travel Tips 101 - 541 540
How To Save Your Traveling Cost - 539 541
Hotel Selection Guide - How to find a hotel online - 565 569
Great site for discounts on Orlando Attractions - 176 180
Air Travel Hassles - 520 525
How to care for your pet when traveling - 537 543
Your Vacation First Aid Kit - 547 554
Hotels Near Airports - 231 238
Travel Games - 537 550
Pet Travel and Pet Friendly Hotels - 533 546
Guidelines for Safe Traveling - 557 571
Find Out How You Could Find Low Airfares - 528 544
How To Keep Yourself Healthy While Traveling - 544 563
Travel Safety Tips: Things To Consider When Traveling - 519 538
Finding Fun Ways to Travel With Children - 583 610
For Most People, Price is Surprisingly Not the Number One Factor when Selecting a Hotel - 523 557



What's New Privacy Statement Customer Service Sign In Tell a Friend Get Listed Contact Us
Travel Articlesj Legal Site Map Register About Us Marketing Tips Follow WeGoPlaces on Twitter!   Follow WeGoPlaces on Facebook!