Summer travel: How to plan your holiday

A significant number of solo travelers, couples, and families want to enjoy some kind of summer travel every year (even in 2020!). Summer vacations are so popular that you’re also probably interested in taking one. But there are a variety of choices you’re going to have to make before taking a summer break. Let’s go over them together and I’ll help you plan your upcoming summer vacation in no time!

Summer travel destinations

Your summer holiday destination is the most thought-out choice because it involves assessing a variety of factors. Such considerations may include if you’re going on a summer vacation with the family, the ages of your children, and the cost of transportation. Keeping these factors in mind will allow you to choose a destination for summer travel that best fits your needs.

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Planning the summer vacation

Planning your summer vacation

After you have selected a summer vacation destination, you should make a reservation. A significant number of amusement parks, campgrounds, and hotels do not need a reservation in advance. However, you are always encouraged to make them. Popular summer travel destinations rapidly fill up with holiday visitors. Without adequate arrangements, you can be left without the requisite accommodation.

When it comes to booking a summer holiday, a large number of travelers use the help of a travel agent. Travel agents are people who specialize in planning and arranging trips for their customers. These travel experts are popular because they allow their clients to spend more time doing their regular tasks, instead of researching and scheduling everything for that perfect summer trip.

If everyone was given this option, many would choose to use the services of a travel agent. But like most other services, they come for a fee. So if you want to plan your summer travels on a budget, you should make your own reservations.

Some people spend days (even weeks!) finding the right summer holiday destination and booking it. While selecting a summer travel destination is crucial, it’s also important to know how to get there.

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Summer road trip

Getting to your summer travel destination

You have several ways of getting to a travel destination in the summer, whether it’s in your country or overseas. To determine which method of travel is best suited to your needs, I encourage you to have a look below and assess all the available options.

Driving to your summer holiday destination

Taking the road is one of the most common methods of summer vacation travel. Lots of individuals and families choose to drive everywhere they travel. Although nowadays we may think that air travel is the most popular, it’s usually not. The first thing to take into account is that not everyone lives close to an airport.

When you are planning to drive to your summer travel destination, consider the following factors:

  • Travel expenses
    There is always some concern about fuel prices and summer travel has always had a correlation to a spike in the price of petrol. I advise you to calculate the approximate cost of fuel before you plan to travel to the next summer holiday destination, because the cost of gas isn’t always worth the ride.
  • Wear and tear of the car
    The longer the distance traveled, the less valuable the car will be. Many falsely believe that there is no correlation between a family holiday and the value of the family car. But when the vehicle has excessive miles, its value decreases. This value is important when you’re trying to resell your vehicle or offer it as a trade-in.

Flying to your summer travel destination

If you realize that driving isn’t the best alternative, start looking into air travel. As soon as they’ll resume daily flights everywhere, you’re likely to find several that will allow you to get straight to your summer vacation destination.

You might want to search for some online discounts. In addition to conventional airline promotions, there are a variety of common holiday resorts that are affiliated with specific airlines. By booking airline tickets, you could also obtain substantial discounts to famous hotels or restaurants while on holiday.

The biggest advantage of flying to get to your summer travel destination is that you’ll arrive quicker than with any other means of transport.

Traveling by train or bus in summer

Airplane tickets and road trips don’t always come cheap. If you can’t afford these, it doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy a summer vacation. You can get to your summer travel destination by train or bus, too. And while these may not be the most glamorous travel methods, they are often the cheapest.

You might have picked the best vacation destination easily, but if your way to getting there isn’t good, your holiday may be spoiled. With a little work and some decision-making, you will find the best way to get to your next summer vacation destination in style.

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Even if you’ve planned to camp this summer, you should make reservations in advance

Booking accommodation for your summer vacation

When it comes to overnight stays, most people would choose a hotel, but not everyone. A significant number of families and individuals enjoy vacations in the middle of nature. And such holidays come with outdoor camping. Public campgrounds and state parks are often limited to the amount of camping space they provide. Making a reservation in advance will ensure that you have a guaranteed place to set up your tent or park your RV trailer while on your summer holiday.

Unless you’re camping outdoors, you’re likely to need to book a hotel room. And, unless you’re looking for a smaller, off-the-grid resort, you should be able to make your reservations online.

To book a popular holiday destination at a discount, you should check out the services provided by online travel websites. These websites tend to offer discounts to popular hotels, airlines, and restaurants from all over the world.

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If you want to use my budget travel offers or a qualified travel agent or maybe make your own holiday reservations, you are advised to take all the necessary steps to plan your summer travel adventure. Hoping they’ll have a room for you at the hottest summer holiday destination is an expensive mistake that could spoil your trip. Don’t make that mistake and book your summer vacation in advance, as soon as 2021 pandemic restrictions are less strict, and international travel is safe again.

About the author

Mirela Letailleur The Travel Bunny

Mirela Letailleur is a Romanian travel blogger living in the South of France. She writes on The Travel Bunny travel blog about affordable travel in Europe, creator of unique free travel guides, local travel expert. Problem solver. Wannabe coffee guru.

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