5 ways to get more out of your next trip

May 17, 2018 , In: Travel Tips , With: No Comments

Most of us put a lot of pressure on ourselves to enjoy our holidays. If you haven’t taken a holiday in a while, it’s natural to build it up in your mind as the answer to all your problems and try to plan it down to the last minute so you can get as much enjoyment as possible out of it.

If this sounds like you, here are 5 ways to get more out of your next holiday:

  1. Take the pressure off

If your work or home life isn’t going the way you’d like it to, a holiday isn’t going to solve all your problems. It can, however, provide some much-needed stress relief. But that involves relaxing the reins a little and planning for some free time once you’re there. If you’re going to book a tour with Webjet Exclusives, plan to have a free day the next day and simply wander around or enjoy a boozy brunch and people-watch.


  1. Grab a deal

We all want to feel like we’ve gotten a good deal on our holiday, regardless of our budget. And when you get a great deal on flights and/or accommodation, you’ll have more money to spend once you’re actually on holiday. Keep an eye out for Bali deals, cheap flights, and tours, and be prepared to snap them up as soon as they hit the internet. This will take the stress off if you’re worried about finances.

  1. Do your research

If you’re the type who doesn’t like to be wondering what to do once you’re on the ground, spend some time researching your destination before you go. Read some blog posts and tips, and find some of the highest-rated things to do in the area. That way, you’ll be able to make the most of your time and enjoy the weeks leading up to your trip as you get excited.


  1. Travel slow

If you haven’t been on vacation for a while, it can be tempting to go on a whirlwind trip so you can see and do as much as possible. However, this is a good way to end up stressed out and unwell- not what you want when you’re trying to relax. Instead, cut the number of destinations you’d like to see in half and spend longer in each place. You’ll thank yourself for it when you get to see more of each place and feel rested when you get home.

  1. Consider upgrading

Most of us can’t afford to fly business, but there are a few ways you can enjoy your flight a little more. Sometimes, it will only cost $100 or $200 for a seat with extra legroom. My uncle and aunt recently bid on premium economy seats (just $350 each) and were surprised to find that they won and received an upgrade for a fourteen-hour flight.

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