1. Pick a Destination
Choose a city or resort that fits your budget and desired experience.
2. Book Flights
Book flights to and from your destination at least a month in advance for the best selection and prices.
3. Reserve Accommodations
Book a room, suite, or vacation rental that fits your needs and budget. Make sure to read and understand the cancellation policies of each lodging option.
4. Set Up Transportation
Make arrangements for transportation to and from the airport before your trip. Consider renting a car or using rideshare services to get around while in town.
5. Create an Itinerary
Plan out the activities you want to do each day, as well as any shows and attractions you’d like to visit.
6. Pack Appropriately
Determine what clothing and other items you need to bring. Make sure your luggage is within the airline's weight limits.
7. Budget Carefully
Set a budget for all expenses, including food, drinks, entertainment, and shopping.
8. Review Necessary Documentation
Check on your passport, visa, or other travel requirements before your trip.
9. Get Travel Insurance
Find a travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses and other contingencies.
10. Plan Ahead For Emergencies
Make sure you have a plan for a medical emergency or other potential problem on your trip. Have contact information for your hotel, the local police and ambulance services, insurance provider, and home contacts at the ready.