Tips and Tricks: Things to Consider Before You Embark on an Adventure

June 16, 2015
4 min read

While most of us at WeTravel would just love to jump on a plane and travel the world at the drop of a hat, we know that that’s probably not realistic. After all, there are a lot of things to consider and plan. Schedules, locations, the cost of it all, your visas, activities. It’s not a huge surprise that some people can be overwhelmed by the immense amount of planning involved when you travel. So much so, that they decide not to have an adventure at all, which is quite a downer to us. Traveling can provide so many great adventures, educational opportunities, and experiences that we at WeTravel would hope that the complexities and stress of planning don’t deter people from actually pursuing it. So to help you get started with this, we’ve come up with some tips and tricks for you! Where should we begin? Well, why not 5 things that you should consider before you set off on an adventure? Sounds like a great start to us!

1. Destination

Even though we at WeTravel believe that any trip could lead to a life-changing adventure, we also realize the importance of location. After all, you want to travel to a place that you want to visit! Think about all the places that you’ve always wanted to go to or consider going back to a place that you may have visited before with someone new. Location, location, location! It’s a great starting point for planning a trip and once you’ve chosen a place, you can start thinking about what it is that you hope to do there.

2. Cost

While we wouldn’t want anyone to be deterred from traveling because of the cost of it all, we at Wetravel know that it can be a huge factor when planning a trip. You have to take into consideration a lot of different costs from plane tickets to souvenirs. What’s your budget for the trip? What is the makeup of your budget going to look like? How much do you plan to spend on food? Transportation? Activities? There are a lot of things to consider when planning your trip, but they are all extremely important. These questions can help you plan your dream trip for today or for one in the future.

3. Duration

Another thing that we at WeTravel think you should consider is the duration of the trip. How long are you planning to stay there? What does your schedule look like before, during, and after your trip? Do you have any obligations that you have to think about before you set off on an adventure? Thinking about the time frame can help put your trip into perspective, especially when it comes to figuring out what it is that you want to do when you travel.

4. Documentation

Yes, we know! Here’s another important thing to add to this list. But it’s true. Travel documentation can help make or break your trip, so it’s definitely something that you need to consider. We’re talking about renewing passports, obtaining visas, and receiving confirmations of transportation, housing, etc. Aka the whole shebang. While you probably won’t need as much documentation for a short trip or one that’s close by, you’ll probably have to plan in advance if you’re hoping to stay in an area that’s not nearby or if your duration is longer than a couple of weeks. This really all depends on the location and duration of your trip (aka #1 and #3), but it is something that you should think about, regardless of where you go.

5. Companions

We at WeTravel strongly believe in the importance of this one. After all, we’re all for group travel and its benefits! Perhaps, you want to travel with your family, your friends, or even some locals. Think about your connections with them and how you think this trip could benefit you both. Want to deepen your relationship? Want to meet new people? Whatever the case may be, we at WeTravel believe that bringing someone along for the ride could be a great idea. You could share stories, make memories, and even have some inside jokes by the end of the trip! While we understand why some people might like to travel solo, we believe that having someone with you on your adventure could help add to the life-changing effects of travel.

We know that you don’t always have to plan things for a trip to be a great adventure. After all, spontaneity adds its own spice and excitement to the mix. But we at WeTravel also know that it probably wouldn’t hurt to think about some things before embarking on a trip. We’re all for living in the moment, but we also appreciate planning and getting a head start on your trip to make the most out of it.

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