How to Plan the Best Vacation

You deserve it – so plan the best vacation ever!

Map for Vacation Options

Live your dream – plan the best vacation ever. Perfect vacations can be elusive. Every person has their own idea of perfect with different balances of exciting and relaxing, luxurious and practical. No matter what your own dream come true looks like, there are five crucial steps that can help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

  1. Know Yourself

To plan the best vacation you have to decide what YOU want to do! Do you want to go on an exotic adventure? Do you want to sleep by a pool? Do you want to be warm or cold? Do you want to be in a bustling city or a quiet cabin? The best vacation will always be a vacation that fits your preferences.

  1. Budget

The best vacation will also always be one that you can afford, so break out that calculator and start crunching numbers. If you want to splurge you can always upgrade your airline seats or fly to a distant location. If you are looking to save some cash you could always bundle your expenses on things like flights or car rentals. It’s a good idea to consider every possible expense while you plan your finances. This can include dining, entertainment, shopping, and emergencies.

  1. Research different destinations

Once you know what kind of vacation you want and how much you want to spend, it’s time to hit the books (or search engines). Research is your best friend. Most cities have official websites and many also have tourism sites that can help you quickly and easily see what each location has to offer. You can also check out reviews specifically designed for vacation.

  1. Book!

Once you pick the perfect destination, it is time to book! You’ll have to decide the best way to travel and book your flight, train ticket, or rental car. If there are any special events or activities you know you want to participate in, book those too. You can often save money by booking as early as possible, so it’s a good idea to do this step as soon as you can. You can also buy tickets to shows and concerts early, often for special discounts.

  1. Plan All the Fun!

After you choose your destination, it is time to plan the details. The key to creating a good itinerary is to balance variety with practicality. Make sure to give yourself plenty of options for restaurants and activities, but stay flexible and don’t overbook yourself. The last thing you want is to come home from a vacation more exhausted than when you left.


VSA Resorts is part of an international family of resorts offering travel options around the globe.  Give us a call to see how we can help you see the world!  800-340-1158.