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How to get more out of travel in 2019

Planning some fun trips in 2019? We all know that travel doesn’t always go to plan, but there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your travel- whether you’re traveling solo or with your family.

Here’s how you can get more out of travel this year:

Plan ahead

Studies have shown that we actually get the most benefit from traveling in the lead up to our trip. It’s the anticipation and excitement that gives us the most happiness. For this reason, it’s well worth planning ahead. Let yourself get excited about all the things you’re going to see and do. Look for reviews and testimonials for your hotel and the activities you’re planning. Spend time imagining yourself in the destination, and get the small details sorted so you can ensure your trip goes smoothly.

Get outdoors

One of the best ways to get the most out of your travel is to spend it outdoors in nature. For example, if you’re planning to head to California, look into whale tours San Diego. These are the types of activities that are fun for all age groups. Did you know that you can also take private sailing charters San Diego? This gives you the chance to learn all about the area, see as much as you can, and avoid those times spent squished amongst other tourists.

Be a tourist

The rise of Instagram has ensured that everyone wants to have a ‘unique’ travel experience. This sounds great in theory but it can also mean that you end up turning your nose up at the types of tourist activities that are actually super fun. A great example of this? San Diego sightseeing tours. These give you a good base to learn about the area, they allow you to get your bearings, and you’ll learn fun facts from your guides.

Take it easy

How often have you gone on vacation, only to end up feeling like you need another vacation? It can be tempting to try to pack as much as possible into each day, but this can mean you simply feel tired and burned out- especially if you’re taking the kids. Instead, plan one or two activities, and leave plenty of time for relaxing by the pool, taking a nice walk, or lingering over lunch- the types of things you don’t get to do often at home.