For many years my holidays consisted of the traditional package holiday variety… you know the ones, you wait for the weekend to come around then you go down to the local travel agent or holiday super market, pick up a few brochures, take them home and flick through the pages for the afternoon. Then when you have chosen your holiday package, it’s off back down to the travel agent to book it, then all you have to do is sit back and wait for your holiday to come around comfortable in the knowledge that everything is taken care of.
So when the big day comes you’re all ready for your well-deserved break only to find that when you land your bus takes you on a 2 hour trip of driving around other hotels before you get dropped off at yours – not a great way to start your holiday hey! You finally arrive at your hotel, that all inclusive resort you chose doesn’t look like what it did in the brochure, the hotel is falling to pieces, the food is awful, the swimming pool is dirty and you’re 10 miles away from the nearest beach. So why compromise for something that’s not the very best, why settle for an off the shelf product that isn’t exactly what you want. You don’t need to compromise on flights, pick the ones which are the most suitable for you. When it comes to choosing a hotel, don’t be restricted to the ones in a brochure, go for the best one for your requirements. You could even split your stay between different hotels to explore more of the destination, well it’s your holiday and you can do whatever you want. Why not even add in a few little extras to make it as perfect as possible – private taxi transfers (no bus), some adventure sports, cultural tours – well why not!
With the internet at your fingertips, it has made anything possible. I have to be honest, at first it can be a daunting task but to get the right holiday it has to be worth it! First it’s deciding where you want to go, so get searching the top destinations online and soon enough you should get a good idea where you fancy. There’s loads of travel guides too which will help you decide for sure whether it’s right and then you can really pick out the best area to stay in, and what you want to do when there. Speak to tailor-made holiday agents as they’ll give you some tips and tricks to get the most out of your holiday, make some great suggestions, and really give you confidence in what you’ve decided, and if you haven’t got it quite right they can point you in the right direction. An agent will also help unsure everything is taken care of with no nasty surprises. When it comes to hotels there are plenty to choose from, but online review sites can ensure the hotels you pick don’t only look great in the pics, but get the feedback to back it up.
If you do your research properly, with all the options out there you can really tailor make a holiday of your dreams – why not, you deserve it!