Tips for choosing the best vacation destination
But of the thousands of incredible places to visit, how to choose the one you would like to visit?
This decision is very personal however if there are certain factors that will help you take it or at least where to start.
India, you love her or hate her. The cultural differences that exist in other regions of the world with respect to what you are used to may not be so easy to tolerate or enjoy.
It is true that this same “cultural shock” is part of the experience of traveling, but if you are starting you may want to try it with regions with which you share certain values or customs.
The more you travel, the more you develop tolerance and begin to enjoy these cultural differences, but initially they can be quite contrasting and difficult to tolerate. Consider it in your decision on where to start.
Distances and transfers
It is true that you want to travel and know as much as you can, but being transferred from one place to another is expensive, as well as tiring.
Try to choose a country or region where it is easy to move, also take into account the size of the country. Maybe visiting all of China has been in your dreams, but do you know the real distance between Beijing and Shanghai? They are approximately 1,200 kilometers and this is only a small part of the country
A very frequent mistake that people make when traveling is to choose a tour of 825 cities in 2 weeks, perhaps I exaggerated, but I am not that far from reality. This type of tour are exhausting and the truth is that you can not appreciate or know anything about the places you visited.
It is preferable that if you have 2 weeks of vacation, choose a single country or 2 or 3 cities to visit and take it easy. It is useless to be in a place where you are not even because you already have to go to the next and in the end all you have left is a photo of the monuments, which you do not even remember which are the hurried ones that you were.
Traveling costs and in some parts of the world it costs more than in others. For this reason the budget should be an important factor when deciding which place to choose to travel.
Many people choose Europe as their first choice to travel outside of their country, but a 2-week trip to Europe is just as expensive, or even more, than a 2-month trip through South America or Asia.
Try to explore new regions that fit your budget and you will be surprised by the wonders that these places have to offer.
Tastes and preferences
At the end of the day, traveling is about doing an activity that you like somewhere you would like to be, so this is perhaps the most decisive factor of all to choose a place to travel.
Do not force yourself to know a place that you do not really want to know, the only thing you will do is have an unpleasant experience.
I am one of those who believes that everything has a time and a moment, and travel is like that. Maybe now is not the right time to visit Africa, to give an example, but eventually it will be. What matters is that you do not close yourself to the possibilities.
The above are some factors that will facilitate the decision, however, there are others that also affect, however, should not and must be taken into account.
Do not limit yourself to traveling to a region just because you have heard or seen on the news that it is insecure. You will find insecurity everywhere, even in your own city. It is necessary that you learn to take the proper precautions, the same ones that you take in your city. Remember that the difference between good news and bad news is that bad news receives all the publicity. Do not be fooled and avoid traveling aside for something you heard.
Something that seems incredible to me is that some people I know decide not to travel to a certain place because of the food. His answer is, “I would not like to travel there, I would not know what to eat”.
Part of traveling is in tasting the cuisine of another country and I have never understood the need of people to eat at McDonalds instead of venturing to taste the delicacies of the place. Do not let something like food define what country you will visit, also if you are sensitive stomach, it is not necessary to eat on the street, there will always be clean and adequate places where you can eat without the fear of getting sick.
Many people prefer to travel to countries where they speak the same language, they are terrified of not being able to communicate with people. Let me tell you that communication is not only verbal, it is also non-verbal, that is, faces and gestures. In the worst case, you can always get a piece of paper and a pen to draw whatever you want.
I think that today more than ever we have reached a level of globalization that the language is no longer a barrier at all, we can communicate and express ourselves without even speaking the same language.
Dare to travel to countries that do not speak your language, you will discover that it is much more fun than you think.