Tips on Planning Your Next Summer Getaway

Published: May 3, 2015 | Updated: July 23, 2021 | Posted by: Carlo Miguel Castañeda | Lifestyle


Summer Getaway Gone Wrong
“I’ve got a well-thought out plan for our summer getaway” said no one ever, and more than a month in advance. It often becomes the job of one particular person in the family or among a group of friends to plan and coordinate a summer getaway. It’s a kind of a tough job to hunt down a place that everyone will like, the accommodation, and plan activities.

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You think more than a few things when you’re the one making the plans, but here are five things that go through your head when you plan a summer getaway.

Why does it always have to be me?

Take heart, if you’re the one who gets approached by friends and family to plan the annual summer getaway, it just means that they trust your choices. They know that you’ve got the most organized mind and the most patience when it comes to making plans on this scale.

What you can do: One way that might get you to stop to stop thinking this way is to rope in a few more family members or friends in the planning.

Okay, where are we going this time?

Odds are this isn’t the first time you’re planning a summer getaway, and you’ve probably built a set of bookmarks and other possible references for places to go for a summer vacation. What comes next is simply asking everyone would like to do this summer, and making plans based on the consensus.\

What you can do: Once you’ve decided where to go, what comes next is to research the area: activities, places to go, and where to stay.

What are we going to do when we get there?

With finding your getaway location comes figuring out what to do when you all get there. Remember that you all probably have varying tastes when it comes to enjoying things, so consider planning only a few shared activities, and letting everyone enjoy the vacation spot as they see fit.

What you can do: Consider scheduling spa dates for your elder relatives while the younger ones go for the extreme sports, or something similar.

How much is it going to cost?

This will be one of the things that are high on your priority list. In spite of the fact that you might be traveling as a group, but ensuring that you get the most out of everyone’s combined budget. When planning your summer getaway, you’ll be looking at how to save money on accommodation, food, and a place to stay.

What you can do: Resorts normally charge way less for larger parties, and include activities and use of the amenities as part of their package.

How can I make the most of it?

You’ll think about this in the morning, when your bags are packed and everyone else is excited around you. There’ll be a nervous flutter in your stomach when you all start out on your vacation, and maybe you might wonder how to make this trip particularly fun.

What you can do: Stop thinking about it and just let go, even if it’s just for a little while.

A summer getaway is best enjoyed when you’ve got the people closest to you, and a few days away from the hustle and bustle, the daily grind. Sometimes, it also helps to not think on the details too much, and to just enjoy what adventure the trip might bring you.

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