Congratulations on making your decision to travel once again. It’s not because the world is so big to explore, but because travel fills your soul with experiences you can’t have otherwise. Now that you have realized that experiences are more important than possessions, there’s nothing that can stop you, and we at FAYVO love this spirit.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conducted research which says, that back in 1950 the number of tourists was around 25 million only. However, in the year 2022, this number has increased to 1.4 billion international arrivals per year.
This way, consider yourself lucky to be among those 1.4 billion people who have the urge to explore Mother Nature.
The next part, where should you travel?
It comes a bit tricky as there are more than 200 countries on the globe so how would you choose the right travel destination for you?
And it might be frustrating to think, about what to do when you cannot decide where to travel next?
It is not easy to narrow down the search for finding your next favorite travel destination, so what’s the easiest way?
Hold on, take a deep breath and stick to the FAYVO fam of travelers!
In this blog post, we are dedicated to helping you choose your next travel destination. Here we have all the answers, tips, tricks, hacks, or whatever you say, suggestions on where you can go to find and choose your travel destination.
So, tighten up your seat belt because the journey has begun!
First of all, let’s start with some self-analyzation questions:
1.What would you prefer: A city, beach or countryside?
2.How you’d like to experience: Hot or cold weather?
3.Are you going to have fun, adventure, or relaxation?
4.Your trip aims to provide a shopping, cultural or adrenaline feeling?
5.With whom you’d like to go: family, friends, special ones? Or maybe solo?
6.A pre-planned tour or on-the-spot kind of travel?
7.Budget-friendly or splash the cash? Or somewhere in the balancing mode?
8.Off the beaten unseen track or a tried and tested destination?
Take down your pen and paper and answer them all. Along with that, get yourself ready to be in the right frame of mind…
Start with the Basics?
HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET LIST:
Every experienced travel enthusiast or first-time traveler has a destination list created for themselves. And that’s really good to keep yourself motivated and earn for it to happen.
So, when you decide to travel somewhere in the world, you must consider the locations mentioned on your bucket list. Having a clearly narrowed-down list will help you find a vacation destination, country, or city, and ticking it off will give you great pleasure.
So, do this as your first step even if there are odd or less popular countries. Consider and write the positive points even if it is a country you’ve been to before. Maybe there are some activities you did not complete during your previous tour or there is a special event taking place right at the time.
Prioritize your self-created list firsthand and then look for the other options. If you don’t do this, there’s no point in adding more destinations to the bucket list.
GET RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE MOST WELL-TRAVELED PEOPLE YOU KNOW:
Instead of swiping past the stunning trip photos of your friends and fellows and getting frustrated under your breath, turn that envy into a productive trip plan. See what they are posting, where they have been, and what were places that worth mentioning, and ask them for advice.
Using FAYVO gives you an edge over other travelers. It is because the platform offers genuine and real recommendations from the people around you and it will never ruin your experience. Get connected with travel lovers, ask what to do and what not to do, list down the worth-trying options, and try a new destination with the most positive recommendations.
IDENTIFY YOUR TRAVEL TYPE:
When you think about it, believe it or not, you’d find yourself falling into a particular category of travelers. There are travel lovers who go out and enjoy the beauty of nature, and then there are people who visit new places to know about different cultures. Similarly, there are multiple different types of travelers to know and find your type.
READ MORE: WHAT TYPE OF TRAVELER ARE YOU?
So, if you are planning to set off for your first international trip, no worries, it will not be that hard to find out what you might enjoy. There is just a little self-analyzation required.
Choose isolated places if you are a loner, and prefer bustling cities if you wish to enjoy a happy and busy urban life. Think about the comfort: Either you are peaceful in a 3-star accommodation or you need a luxury hotel on the trip.
There are several factors in your personality that make you, who you are.
But remember, there is no boundary between right and wrong. It is all about preferences and you should never give a shut-up call to your gut feeling because after all, it is your trip to enjoy.
Traveling is not a competition nor a race to take part in.
On the other hand, when you find an inspiring destination, but it is not anything you’ve visited before, do not hesitate to take the chance and give yourself room to explore and try something new.
Once you realize what type of traveler are you, there’ll be a perfect vacation spot for you to be discovered.
MAKE BUDGET ESTIMATIONS:
You certainly don’t need to be rich to travel, but you also want to feel comfortable with the destination you choose, the seat class you fly in, and where you’re staying without blowing a hole in your budget.
Flights, accommodation, food, and transport are the most important things to arrange when you plan a trip, but you can save on these expenses with a bit of creativity. Tracking flights can save you a lot of money when you are looking for cheap flights. You get more reasonably priced accommodation and flights during the low season or shoulder season than in the peak season. The destination should be quieter as well, with fewer people visiting the popular sights.
On the other hand, you may not be too worried about your travel budget and want to have a luxury experience to ensure you have the best time on your trip. If this is the case, consider yourself lucky, as the budget may not be the overriding factor for you to consider when choosing your next travel destination. If the budget is not a consideration, you may also be able to spend enough time in a destination to see everything you have on your bucket list for that destination.
CONSIDER THE WEATHER AND SEASON:
When choosing the next travel location, you have to take the weather into account for sure. You may not love to experience extreme weather conditions and therefore, to avoid the regrets later, go and check the weather of (so far filtered) places over Google.
Google Weather comes in handy in knowing about the weather predictions over the next 10 days or sometimes 30 days. Use it wisely and research the tourist seasons. It will obviously affect your trip.
To avoid inconvenience, choose your trip dates in the normal weather. For example, if your destination is close to the North, plan your trip around mid of August. Similarly, going to the MENA region where the weather is usually hot throughout the year, choose the months of February and March.
One smart decision could be going on a trip in the off-season. This is because prices get high as the season arrives and goes down when tourists go back. This way, you can get the perks of both worlds with fewer people around.
Moreover, the activities planned for a trip are greatly affected by the weather.
IDENTIFY THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE YOU WANT:
Some people travel to escape their boring routine, and others actually enjoy it. Find out what you want and why do you want to travel?
For relaxing days where you can reconnect with your loved ones, choose the destinations like islands, that are far from the busy city or the least visited spots. But for the adventure and adrenaline experience, go for a place where you can try out memorable activities.
It is all up to you, your choices, your preferences, and your goals.
You’ll only regret the things you didn’t do.
PRO-TIP: SAFETY FIRST:
Avoid destinations where there are health concerns going on. Skip those places from your list where medical facilities are not up to the mark. Before making any reservations always check whether any travel warnings exist for any destination you are considering.
Remember to get your complete vaccinations, keep your certificate, and get a dose of anti-allergies to avoid any hassle.
FAYVO: Your travel partner
“A picture speaks a thousand words” is so cliché, but also resonates with truth. We, humans, are social and visual creatures, so we need people around us and we survive on people’s opinions. That’s why, FAYVO has given a community to its users where they can get recommendations, share travel stories, and more!
Download the app and enjoy the perks.