An estimated 80% of Americans wanted to take a vacation last summer. After setbacks, restrictions, and cancellations, we can expect those high numbers again next summer.
If you’re thinking of planning a summer vacation but feel a little rusty, you’ve come to the right place. Our goal is to make sure that your vacation planning is just as relaxing as the vacation, itself!
To get your planning brain in motion, we’re going to share our best summer vacation idea guide.
Read on as we talk about how to pick summer vacation spots and what steps to take as you get your vacation plan together.
Start With the Best Places to Vacation
If you’re planning a one-off vacation, start with somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit. If you’re preparing to make a long-term investment in a vacation home, consider a place that you’ve always loved.
Popular hot spots in the US include places like the beaches of California and Florida, the mountain slopes of Colorado, and bustling metropolitan centers like New York, LA, and Chicago. When you’re thinking of making a long-term investment, make sure that you head somewhere with popular appeal or a steady niche of travelers.
Plan Within Your Budget
There are always ways to make your budget fit your dream vacation. For example, a great way to save on flights is to fly mid-week or on Saturdays, skipping Friday and Sunday flights.
When you’re figuring out how to stretch a budget, start with a list of priorities. If the priority is to see new sights or enjoy dining experiences every day, devote the majority of your budget to experiences, rather than lodging. If the priority is to purchase a new property, you may need to opt for free activities and at-home dining this time around.
Protect Your Investment
If these past few summers have taught us anything, it’s that a lot of factors can disrupt or alter your vacation plans. The good news is that there are a few ways to protect your vacation investment.
Start by booking refundable accommodations, including plane tickets and lodging. If possible, avoid buying tickets to events and other attractions until about a week before your vacation begins.
If you’re purchasing a vacation property, give yourself the financial relief of getting short term vacation rental insurance. That way, you’re financially prepared to handle the unexpected, from natural disasters to property damage.
Bring Your Summer Vacation Idea to Life
We’re all itching to hit the best summer vacation spots this year. The problem is that after a few years without travel, some of us aren’t quite sure where to start! We hope that our summer vacation idea guide has given you a few tips and tricks to make planning go smoothly.
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