Do you want to make a decision on where to travel? There are a world of options- can be as stressful as well as exciting – especially when finance has the final say. Here are a few rules that you can stick to when all else fails. Use this method as a narrowing-down tool the next time you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard-to-pick place.
Write down five places you’ve been wishing to visit, for any reason at all
Don’t think about any factors apart from your desire to get there at some points. For This year, you may love to go to Prague, Macau, Sydney, Cape Town, or Rio de Janeiro.
What time of year are you able to travel, and what kind of weather are you hoping to encounter?
For example, if you can’t get away until January, and you prefer sunscreen to a winter coat, then you can count Prague out. Macau is also chilly, although clear, that time of year, so you may want to eliminate that option as well. Brazil and Australia are in the middle of summer at the start of the year, as is Cape Town. And so you see? Now we’re down to three.
Who do you know?
It’s always better to know someone wherever you go. They can be helpful as they-
- show you the local flavor without
- breaking the bank on tourist traps
- catching up with an old friend.
If you’re a man with friends all over the map, you’re probably always thinking you should go visit that college friend who moved to Dubai or an old colleague who has a life in New Zealand now. So why not do just that? Looking back now at the cities that have not been eliminated, you have friends you want to visit in Macau, Sydney, and Rio. So since there’s no one you know in Cape Town, you’d really rather forego South Africa, for now, while you have the chance to pay a long overdue visit to some great people who can help you get the most out of your travel experience.
But— don’t depend on these friends for lodging or playing tour guides – you’ll want to feel out a lot of it for yourself. But dinner and drinks and laughs as a group one evening will help make some amazing, lasting memories. It looks as if those memories will be made in either Sydney or Rio.
How long can you get away for?
If you’ve only got a week of vacation left to use, you’ll want to go somewhere that gives you the maximum amount of relaxation as possible. You don’t want to spend your holiday in every mode of transportation imaginable, so you can eliminate the destination that’s the farthest away.
Rest assured it’s the right decision
Rio wins! You can rest assured that it’s the only option now, given the factors that gave you the final answer. You can save Sydney or Cape Town for next year, when you have more time to travel, and you can always do Prague in the space of a few days if it’s the right season for exploring city streets on foot. Macau will always be there, too, as will your friend who does not plan on moving anytime soon.
Narrowing those destinations down was relatively painless, and you could have otherwise spent too much time dwelling on the possibilities at my disposal rather than logically determining the very best fit for you at this very moment. Good luck with your decision making, and remember to, whatever you do, keep exploring.