A completely curated holiday from start to finish can often ruin a vacation. After all, we want to relax and enjoy things at our own pace, but there’s no denying that a pre-planned vacation can help us experience the most things and help us make the most of our break.
But what if there was a way to balance everything? What if we could find some ways to save time yet get the most enjoyment out of our holidays without it feeling like a pre-planned tour?
In this post, we’re going to offer some time-saving holiday tips to help you get the most out of your holiday breaks while still enabling you to relax and take it easy.
The goal of planning your holiday should be to get a rough idea of what you want to do each day, but you shouldn’t plan it to exact times. If you plan a strict schedule, then it can be stressful trying to get from one activity to another. Plan one morning and one evening activity at most and give yourself plenty of time to relax and wander around. This gives you the most freedom yet still ensures that you have some goals for each day.
Look for transportation and book it in advance to save time. Whether you’re booking VIP transport in London to get from the airport to your hotel more easily, or if you’re booking a rail pass so you can travel across Japan more easily, it’s best to plan ahead as early as possible so that you’re less likely to encounter issues when you arrive in the country. This can also help you save a considerable amount of money.
Always keep your documents handy to reduce the amount of time you spend at security checks, check-ins, and other similar situations. We suggest keeping them in a handy bag that you carry with you at all times.
Being able to beat jet lag on day one means that you can fix your sleeping pattern and actually head out and have fun instead of sleeping in all day. It helps if you try and plan your rest time on the plane to coincide with the time you land at your destination. If you’re going to arrive at night and you slept for most of the journey, then you may want to try and get some sleep regardless so you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore.
Traveling light makes it so much easier to move around and it gives you more options when it comes to traveling. Instead of having to book a taxi for everything or lug around heavy luggage, you’ll feel more nimble and will be able to get from point A to B in the least amount of time and with the most freedom.