With a New Year just days away, there are plenty of exciting travelling opportunities over the next 12 months. The ideal trip is, of course, one which blends a sense of adventure, relaxation, sightseeing, and great value for money. So how do you ensure you get a big mixture of all that lot? It’s more than possible, you just need to use every trick in the book available to you.
What do you aim for? The best countries, cities, regions, or discount resorts? Everywhere is achievable in the modern age. With a wealth of apps and online resources available to you, it’s also easier than ever to make greater savings. So without further ado, here’s a guide to turning your 2017 the ultimate travelling trip!
Go somewhere exotic!
Well, this could mean Barbados, Bermuda, or Hawaii, but how about somewhere utterly foreign to you? Why not Finland, Scotland, Iceland, or Japan?
There are some incredible places to visit in the world beyond the familiar travel tropes of Paris, London, New York, and France. Have a look around at somewhere new and exciting to make it a memorable year. Need inspiration? This Lonely Planet guide to 2017 is a great start.
If you’re heading off on a road trip there are plenty of ways you can save so many whilst also ensuring you travel in style. First off, if you need new compounds like Pirelli tyres, don’t bother with queuing at a garage. Thankfully, those days are now long gone – use mobile tyre fitting to place your order and get a free fitting at your work or home.
There are a wealth of travel discount resources out there. Just check out this CES guide to them for a few ideas. You can easily find discounted hotels, car rental, entertainment, flights, and more with the right app.
Travel in style
Wondering how you can travel in style so you look the part for your Instagram pictures? Well, here are 25 ways to travel in style from the aptly named InStyle magazine. It offers everything any fashionista could ever need.
Try not to use your cards abroad
Using your credit or debit card abroad is a one-way ticket to wasting a lot of money. It’s actually best to withdraw enough money in your native country to last you the entire trip. This may seem odd, but it’s true, so don’t get caught out by one of the worst travel fiends.
Don’t overdo the luggage
When you’re off on holiday, you don’t need to bring your entire wardrobe with you. Pack light and only include what you really need. These 33 travel tips will help men, in particular, lower the weight of their travel requirements and make their trip easy and good fun.
Really, you don’t want to be lugging a huge amount of stuff around with you in a man bag. Travelling light is the best way to do it, leaving you free to engage in the moment rather than being left weighted down and lethargic.
Take suntan lotion
It’s still a common sight to see sunburnt tourists waltzing about in agony. Remember to bring, and use, suntan lotion to save yourself from pain and humiliation. The sun doesn’t care whether you look uncool – it will burn you mercilessly like the boiling hot mass of energy it is.
Of course, not being sunburnt will also help you look the part whilst you’re abroad, so slap on the lotion (not in a Silence of the Lambs sense) and enjoy your trips in 2017 – it’s going to be one spectacular year.