How To Plan The Perfect Weekender
Planning a weekend getaway is a lot like planning your wedding. You want it to be memorable, but you also don’t want to put yourself in unnecessary danger or stress out over details that are going to end up being irrelevant. If this sounds familiar (and if it doesn’t), then check out these easy tips for planning an amazing getaway that will keep you excited about your next travel experience for weeks and years after your trip on How To Plan The Perfect Weekender!
Pick your destination.
- Pick your destination. Do you want to go somewhere close to home, or farther away? How about in season, or not? What’s the budget? Do you have access to the place you want to visit—or is it off-the-beaten path and hard to get there? Does it have great weather all year round (and some indoor activities)?
- Consider what kind of vacation this will be. If your trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and needs every ounce of effort on your part, then maybe this isn’t the best weekender for you. If however, it’s more like an adventure where all effort goes towards fun and relaxation, then maybe this weekend is right up your alley!
Who’s coming along?
The most important part of planning a weekend getaway is deciding who’s coming along. This can be tricky, especially if you’re going with friends from college or coworkers and don’t know them very well. If possible, try to meet for lunch before making the plans for the trip. This way, everyone feels comfortable enough to commit themselves to it.
Once everyone has agreed on where you’ll go and when (and how much money they want to spend), make sure that everyone knows what their expectations are regarding food/drinks/activities while they’re away—and also be prepared with some fun activities in case things get boring!
Research your options.
Before you go, do some research. Talk to friends and family who have been there before and ask them what they think of the area. Check out travel guides on the internet, read reviews of other travelers’ experiences, look at photos of the destination—and don’t forget to get your own!
Plan your route.
- Plan your route.
Google Maps is going to be your best friend when planning a trip. You’ll have access to lots of information about the locations you’ll be visiting, including how far away they are from each other and what time it takes to get there. This will help you decide which route is most efficient based on speed and distance, but also keep in mind that not everyone has access to this technology—so if someone in your group doesn’t have a smartphone, don’t feel bad about asking them if they’d like their own copy of Google Maps before heading out!
- Think about when you’re going and what time frame works best for everyone who needs transportation between destinations.
If everyone wants some extra rest stops along the way, then consider splitting up into two groups: one would take longer routes while another stays closer together until both reach their destination point (at which point they can all meet up again).
- Pack for the weather. What’s the best way to prepare for a trip? By packing well! Weather can change in an instant, so you want to make sure that your bag is packed with all of your essentials—from underwear and socks to sunscreen and a water bottle—in case you have to go out into the elements during sudden storms or heavy rains.
- Pack for activities. Are there any activities that are more likely to happen than others (e.g., hiking vs swimming)? If so, put those activities at the top of your packing list! And if there aren’t any specific plans in mind yet (like “we’ll be doing this every day”), make sure that everything else goes into another part of your bag instead: shoes; clothes; toiletries; snacks; etc… This way nothing gets forgotten or left behind when things get heated up later down the road.”
Don’t forget about hygiene.
- Bring toiletries. Even if you’re going to a friend’s house, it’s important to bring your own toothbrush and toothpaste (and maybe even shampoo). You may not want to do this on the road, but at least bring some kind of face wash and moisturizer so that you don’t have to worry about buying those things before getting there. Also make sure that whatever hair product you use is vegan so that none of the other guests will have any idea what they’re eating when they share their food with yours!
- Bring a towel; especially if this is going to be more than an overnight trip! That way when someone offers up their bedroll as an alternative—which happens often in our family—you can just say thanks in advance by taking theirs instead and keeping yourself warm while they take theirs off their shoulders and put them under their head instead (or hang from tree branches outside).
When you’re there, enjoy the moment.
When you’re there, enjoy the moment.
This is a big one for me. I’m a planner at heart and I love to plan and organize everything in my life. But sometimes it’s important to just let go of all those thoughts and just live in the moment, even if that means eating fast food or ordering delivery from an unknown restaurant (seriously). You can’t control what happens tomorrow or even next week; all you can do is experience every second as it comes. That’s what makes this trip so much fun. You get to take advantage of new experiences without having any idea where they’ll lead!
You can have a good time on a weekend getaway if you plan it right
- Don’t forget to pack your toothbrush.
- Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit.
- Don’t forget to pack your passport and camera.
- And above all else, don’t forget sunscreen!
Hopefully, this guide gives you some ideas on how to plan a perfect weekender. Planning a trip can be daunting, but with the right preparation and preparation time, it’s not too hard! Once you’ve planned out what kind of weekend getaway is right for you, there are plenty of ways to make it happen: from booking hotels that offer amenities like pools and spas to researching different destinations that will fit your budget perfectly. Remember: take your time when planning so that everything goes smoothly throughout your trip!
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