Choose a Perfect Vacation Destination

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Despite how insane life can be, with the many hectic things in our lives and schedules, everybody needs to pause and take time to relax. Traveling is not just a form of luxury anymore. Everyone travels short and long distances today. By traveling, we often tend to forget all our worries for a while and just enjoy and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.

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What Benefits You From Traveling?

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    Refreshes You.
    Traveling is the best opportunity to refresh your mind, body and soul. This is the perfect time to meditate about the things that happened in your past that you were not really able to take time and look at. By this, you are somewhat releasing the stress that's stuck in you from all the pressures and issues you had in your workplace or at home. And most importantly, travel has the ability to bring power and love back into your life.
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    Makes You Appreciate Life.
    No matter how tired you are from the travel it took you to get there, all seems to vanish once you step into your destination. Being able to visit and see beautiful places helps you to appreciate the beauty of life as well. This will also make you realize that not all things in life are a mess, in chaos and a disaster.
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    Makes You Humble.
    By being able to see different places, it's unavoidable that we see things that are filled with beauty. Each beautiful place has its dark side and seeing that other side will help you understand the world better. Reality can be seen through travel, and you'll see situations and meet people that will make you realize you should not take things for granted and to be thankful for every blessings you receive.
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    Learn Different Cultures.
    Traveling gives you the opportunity to see and experience other places, cultures and their rich history first hand. It helps you boost your knowledge and helps you straighten your facts.
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    Widening your Barriers.
    Being at different places and seeing different kinds of people will push your barrier to widen. Experiencing a sudden change of surroundings will push you to adopt and be one of them. It also helps you to be more sensitive and much aware about what's around you.
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    Makes New Friends.
    Traveling also means an opportunity to meet new people and have a new set of friends. Traveling teaches you to be more friendly with people, especially with the locals one. Also, by learning how to cope with the changes, that makes you be more open minded and tend to be the one who always opens a conversation.
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How to Choose the Perfect Vacation Spot

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    Start with your list.
    Make a list of the places that you wanted to visit as your selection. It's much better if you choose those that you haven't seen before.
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    Know your mood.
    Reflect and ask yourself if you just want peaceful relaxation like seeing the beauty of nature, or you finally want to try to be adventurous this time.
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    Consider the person you're traveling with.
    You also have to put into consideration the person or people that you'll be traveling with. You definitely cannot choose a place with a bunch of adventurous stuff if your friends will not go for it; you don't want to end up doing it alone right? So make sure to get their opinions about the trip.
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    Accessibility of the place.
    Make sure you do your research about how to go to your destination and how to visit the spots that it has to offer, especially if you will not bring a car with you. Knowing your way around in a new place is a must, but do not be afraid to ask for help and directions from the locals.
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    Budget.
    Knowing your budget is definitely a must too. Make sure that you have enough money before your trip because you don't know what might happen during your vacation. It is always nice to bring extra money, though there's definitely a lot of things to do that will not make you spend too much. There are a lot of alternatives now to ensure that you will stick to your budget during your trip.
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What to do before your travel

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    Research the place.
    Do some quick research about the place. Know their story or history, which can be handy if you want to open a conversation with the locals. Or, you can also list the things that are unclear to you regarding that place, so you have the opportunity to ask the locals or tour guides once you have arrived.
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    Know what are the things that you can do.
    See if they offer activities that suit your hobby or personality. Also, by searching the activities before arriving there, that gives you plenty of time to think about if you want and are ready to try new adventurous activities.
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    Search for their local delicacies/specialties.
    Just about every place has great foods to offer. Make sure that you try some specialties that the place has when it comes to food. And do not be afraid to ask the locals where you can taste the best delicacies that they have.
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    Road check.
    Make sure that you know how to get from one place to another. See if you can find the exact terminals of the transportation, as well as how much the fare will be, so you can include it in your budget.
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    Charge your gadgets.
    Make sure that all your gadgets are fully charged, especially your mobile phones, so that you can easily contact any of your friends or relatives for emergencies.
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    Organize your stuff.
    Listing the things that you need to bring before your travel will help you to organize your stuff better, especially since it's not always guaranteed that you can buy those things at the place that you're going to.
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    Make an itinerary.
    An itinerary will help you save time and energy. Having an itinerary will give you the ability to make sure that your time spent at the place will be maximized and to ensure that you can visit all of the places that you want.
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    Bring your credit card for emergency use.
    Although you might have enough budget for your trip, it will also be helpful if you will bring your credit card with you. This is for emergency use only.
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Reminders

  • Make sure to not leave any trash. Respect the place and respect the locals who live there.
  • Do not make too much noise. Although people know that you're a tourist or someone who's just there to visit their place, being too loud is always unacceptable. Be considerate with other people, including other tourists. Always bear in mind that some people are there to relax, and you might be ruining it for them. Again, anything in excess is bad.

"Take Nothing but Pictures, Leave Nothing but Footprints, Kill Nothing but Time" - John Kay (from his song "Nothing But")

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