We’ve already covered the importance of planning your holiday down to a T. Now there’s something else you need to plan…and that’s your down time.
Yes, we just said that, but before you get carried away here, let’s just explain what we mean by down time. If you’re going to be flying in excess of 12 hours, it’s pretty important to set aside the rest of the day you’ll arrive to just catch your breath and get over any and all jet lag.
Next you need to space out activities and sightseeing tours so that they do not cover every single day of your vacation. We know it sounds like an amazing idea, but seriously, you need some time to relax and just escape the hustle and bustle, which is why we recommend spacing it out in 1 day of activities, 1 day of rest.
Worst case scenario, you might end up doing something impromptu and totally loving it. Don’t plan something for every day you’ll be traveling. Holidays were meant to be enjoyed at a slow place, and sometimes that means just going with the flow.
Plans don’t always work out like they should have 100%, and you need to keep in mind that it’s totally okay if this happens. At the end of the day, a vacation is something you go on to relax and enjoy the change of scenery, it shouldn’t be a rush from one stop to the next, only to arrive back home more worn out than you were before you left!