Now that you have figured out where to go, the next step is when.
Many of us have narrow windows, like summer when school is out or business is slow. And most of us need to coordinate with family, bosses, friends, dog walkers, etc.
If you know you can only go during certain times of the year, make it easy.
PLAN AHEAD! Get a jump on everyone else that has to go in July or August and start planning a year ahead.
Here is a simple schedule
Pick your destination a year before you go
9-12 months before you go, book your cruise, resort, tour, hotel
Most of the time this gives you 6-9 months to pay for it.
6 months before you leave research your activities.
3 months before book your activities
2 months before make the list of who needs to know and who DOESN’T (telling everyone on Facebook that your house will be unoccupied for two weeks is like saying ‘come rob me’)
1 month before start the packing list, clothes, medication, electronics, entertainment, documentation, money
2 weeks before- If you are flying figure out how you are getting to the airport and getting back
1 week before- Start packing
The day/night before-fill up the car if you are driving, check the bags one last time
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