When you’ve finally worked long enough to earn plenty of vacation time, and you’ve built up the savings necessary to fund an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime vacation, you don’t want to settle for something just anyone can do over a weekend. You want to have a perfect vacation that properly rewards you for all your hard work with new experiences and luxuries you normally wouldn’t have.
That can be a little difficult if you’re traveling to the UK from out of the country, or if you simply haven’t had the luxury of going on such a vacation in the past.
Today, we’re going to give you a rundown of the 3 points you need to focus on the most to have the perfect vacation.
The places you see and attractions you visit will make up the bulk of your vacation, but there is something many people skip over that you shouldn’t. How are you going to relax after a long day of making new memories?
Hotels are cramped and hardly livable for more than a day or two, and AirBnB options are questionable at best.
Instead, we recommend serviced apartments. A serviced apartment works like a hotel. You book your stay for specific dates, pay per night, and when you’re done, you check out. However, you get a whole luxury apartment to enjoy.
These accommodations are fully-furnished with luxurious furnishings, priced effectively, and are far more comfortable than hotels. They’re also more flexible. Most serviced apartments allow you to stay for as little as a weekend or as long as a full year; hotels don’t typically allow for long-term stays.
When traveling abroad, one of the easiest ways you’ll connect with the local culture is via its food. So, you want to make sure you’re getting an accurate representation of the best the area has to offer.
Don’t just look through a travel guide and just visit whatever restaurants are recommended by tourist guides. Instead, try to go a bit deeper with your research.
Search for “best restaurants in –insert the area”, and look at what the review boards bring back. This can be a great way to plan out visits to places locals love; not tourist traps that a brochure recommends.
Since food is such an integral part of traveling, it’s key to make sure you’re getting the very best, and most authentic, examples of the local cuisine to brag about when you get back home.
3: Off-the-Path Attractions
If you’re traveling somewhere that is used to getting a lot of tourists, you’re going to bump into a lot of tourist traps just feet away from the airport.
We recommend ignoring those traps.
Instead, you should take the same approach we recommended for finding food in the area. Some simple Google searches can show you what is available in the area and guide you away from tourist traps.
This will not only give you a more authentic look at the region, but it’ll probably save you money, too.