Whether your plan is to relax with massages and mai-tais, or you're hoping for an active adventure of zip lining and sightseeing... if you're going on vacation as a couple, you'll want to steer clear of stressors that can ruin your time together. Use these five helpful tips for romantic getaways.
You are probably familiar with the terms "high" season and "low" season when it comes to traveling but you may not be that familiar with "shoulder" season. So what exactly is shoulder season and what does it mean for you? A shoulder season is when a destination is either going into or coming out of their high season. Travelling during the shoulder season could be the smartest decision you make however there are also a few things to consider (which I will discuss later in this post) before you dive into planning your vacation during this time.
1. Flights WILL Sell Out
Whether you're looking for a cheaper option, connecting via the USA, or a non-stop charter flight, there are a limited amount of seats. All airlines have a range of seat prices - the first to sell out will always be the least expensive, so the earlier you book, the more you'll save. (Flight schedules are usually finalized & bookable at least 6 months ahead of time).
As a travel consultant there are two common questions I receive: Do Travel Agents Still Exist? and Why should I Book with a Travel Agent? First off YES travel agents do still exist although many now prefer the title travel consultant. Why you ask? It has a lot to do with the advantages we offer now a days. But I'll come back to that.
With so much information available thanks to the internet, some people believe that anyone can book their own travel. I guess you could book your own travel because websites are great for allowing you to book flights and hotels and throwing information at you including reviews full of "strangers" opinions. In some cases it can be beneficial to book your own travel. A great example would be if you're going for your yearly visit with family in another part of the country. You're familiar with the flights so you simply book it online.
Jetting off for a relaxing beach vacation may sound like the perfect escape to combat stress right? Well not if you happen to suffer from jet lag. Jet lag is a physical reaction to a rapid change in time zones. It affects most travelers, including seasoned fliers like flight attendants and pilots. Common symptoms include disorientation, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, dry eyes, headaches, irregular bowels and general discomfort.
Your body gets used to a certain pattern when you are at home. You eat meals and sleep generally around the same time everyday, so when you travel to a new time zone you have to adjust to a new timetable. The following simple tips can help you avoid jet lag and help you make the most of your vacation.