When Is the Best Time to Book Holiday Travel?
How to find the best time to travel, without feeling rushed.
We’ve all been there, on vacation, with family or friends, wondering when the best time to go will be. Will we have one, two or even five days without the urge to book?
What time will we feel like we’re the most rested?
What time will we feel most alive?
One of my friends recently took a break from traveling for a little bit, so that she could work on a project. It was a little late to go without family, but she needed the work to complete.
As she got ready to leave, the conversation started up again about best time to travel, how to get into a rhythm and so. As she thought about her conversation with my friend and her work, something clicked in my mind.
I know I tend to fly into a bit of a rut when I’m on vacation. I feel like I need to be there, doing my new project, or else I won’t be able to relax or move on. This is a huge problem for me and something that I can’t seem to fix.
After thinking about the relationship between when the trip is best for family and work, I realized that there are four things that I always keep in check when traveling. The first one is travel dates. The best time to travel is when you are most comfortable. If you need more than one night, a longer break is better than a shorter one. If you want to travel during the off-season, that is also a plus.
The second one that keeps me in a rhythm is that I only travel on days that don’t have to be rushed. I don’t need four days to get from point A to point B. As long as I could make the journey on the days that it took me to get there, I got what I wanted (more comfort).
The third one that keeps me in a rhythm is that my days are not planned in any way. I don’t have an itinerary set. I don’t always book with an agency. And I don’t always check in with Facebook or other sites when I book. I also have a very good reason for the spontaneity of this break. My brother died a couple of weeks ago, and I really felt that it