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where to go on vacation and how to choose vacation destination

where to go on vacation

Deciding where to go on vacation should be a pleasant task. However, with so many beautiful places out there and so little vacation time many have, it might become a bit overwhelming.  Let's see how to make it easier!

How To Choose Vacation Destination

So, how do you go about choosing your next vacation destination? What do you need to take into the consideration?

First, tentatively decide where you want to go. Trust your gut instinct! You KNOW what you like.

What is it? Is it some remote mountain area? Perhaps you’re planning to spend lots of time at the sea. Or is it a bustling city, or a town with narrow streets?

Chose the country, the city. Don’t worry about HOW you’ll get there yet. There are always affordable ways.

check Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest for ideas.      

You can check Instagram, YouTube or Pinterest for the ideas.  On Instagram search for hashtags: #travel, #traveling, #instatravel, #instatraveling, #traveldeeper, #instago, #travelphotos,  #holiday.  

There are many million posts, so it will give you some idea😊.    As an example, my Instagram is here 

Peoples’ recommendations, while useful, are subjective and it’s much better to see the visual images on the videos on YouTube  http://youtube.com to get your own feeling about your future destination.   And then make a list and write everything down. 

Check out every city and every attraction from your new YouTube list on https://maps.google.com/maps

   

Girona, Spain, old town..
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This not very attractive looking, perhaps, blob of slickrock is the most serene place on Earth. It is in Canyonlands Park in Moab  Utah, USA and this is the place where I started meditating without knowing what a meditation is back then. When you are sitting on this rock, watching the world going by you get goosebumps of connection to  the best of the word and beyond. So this rock is very special to me, but there are endless other places around Moab, where you feel serenity, without even needing to describe to yourself what serenity is. It's just IT. You feel connected to the Nature, the world and everything and everyone.  And the best thing? You get to take this feeling with you when you leave! 
I highly recommend visiting all the areas around Moab! .
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A beautiful building in Girona, Spain.
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These uniquely beautiful buildings are adjusted to Marcello Theater in Rome,  built in 13 BC. The Theater itself is an oval shaped and looks sort of like The Colosseum. Getting lost in Roma centre is just pure pleasure for a person who appreciates old architecture. The odd buildings are even more enjoyable than the famous sites, in my opinion. Enjoy your day, guys! It's cold here:( Stay warm,  wherever you are! :).
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So I spent 2 full days and I night in Venice,  on the island, but decided to save money on the 2nd night of accommodation in Vence,  which wasn't cheap, and move for a night to Padua or Padova. It was on the way to Florence anyway, and I  scored one if the most interesting accommodations I have ever had in Padua for less than 30 dollars, so it was a no-brainer.  Unfortunately, I  waited to leave Venice till the last moment,  so left a bit late and didn't have much time in Padua, but oh well, you can't get them all!:). So I just walked around, enjoyed the new rain and was happy and content. I will post my freaking awesome accommodation in Padua tomorrow. Enjoy your day guys! 💓.
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Where to go on vacation; How To Chose Vacation Destination

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Hello, I am Tatiana. Nice to meet you!:) I am here to inspire people to travel alone and have a blast, while discovering beautiful destinations in Europe. If you would like to learn more about me, you can find it in ABOUT ME section of this blog.

"Walk" on Google map

Type the destination city in. Grub the yellow dude in the lower right corner by left clicking on him and drop him on the city or a street you want to check out. You can only drop him on a street or place marked blue.  Once you’re on the street, start  “walking” by clicking on the arrows.

Don’t forget to look around and up.  You will feel as if you are walking on the street for real! :) If you landed in a blue circle, it’s a 360 degree picture. You can’t walk there, but turn around to get a better look of the area.

This step is the most informative for me. I can ALWAYS predict if I will like the place or the city, by “walking it” on google maps. How did we live before Google maps?! ;)

BTW, while you are finding all those great places to visit on Google map, why don't you bookmark every spot you like? This way you will have all the cool places already on the map for you! And the more you "walk" the map, the more you looks around and admire, the more bookmarks you have. This is how I keep track of places to visit.  You can create differently colored bookmarks for places, favorites, food, whatever else, you can add any list you want!

Get travel guidebooks from a library. 

You should buy the right guidebook eventually, but first why don't you get 5 or maybe 10?;) guidebooks from your local library to try out?  Then, if you have really narrowed down on the  desired country/city you can just buy one for your own marks. 

I used to LOVE DK Eyewitness travel guides.  I had so many of them! They had so many pretty pictures that were keeping me warm during cold winter months in my hometown. They had tons of useful information, though, with all honesty I never really used that information for anything other than getting a general idea of where I would love to go next.  However,  new editions DK books are very shallow, and it's not only my opinion.  You can still buy used DK Eyewitness series  from the Internet. 

Some people, build their entire trip preparation around travel guidebooks. They go through every word in the guidebook religiously, make lists, write down all the names.  Especially it seems to be true for Rick Steve's guidebooks fans. 

I completely understand where they are coming from, and admire you, if you're one of his fans!:). Just planning the trip can be a very exciting part of the trip!  I just could never bring myself to write down all the names.  I get bored fast if I do. But I had more than enough patience to pin all the precise locations on the map!:) I guess people just operate differently and there is no right or wrong way, just whatever works for you and makes you happy!   And if you don't know what it is, why not try it all and chose for yourself?;)

But let's go to another step. Once you’ve narrowed down on the city, there is something else to think about. 

When Is The Best Time To Visit

Now it’s time to research when is the best time to visit your destination. For example, it might be not the best time to visit Rome in August, when it’s 106 F every day. Also you might reconsider going somewhere north in winter.  It might matter to you that there are masons and hurricane seasons at your destination. Find out when.

If you realize that the travel dates you can go are not great for your destination you're considering, save it for another time and go somewhere else. 

I will write a post about when is the best time to travel in Europe soon. For now, you can check out this website for the average weather at your destination during each month.  https://weatherspark.com/

Now that you have a pretty good idea where you want to go and when, let me show you how to get plane tickets for cheap. 

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