Have you been carefully squirrelling away money for years in preparation for the vacation of a lifetime that you’ve always intended to take one day? Well, that ‘one day’ is finally here – life is short so you have to make it as good and exciting as you can, so now is the time to blow that cash and invest in the best trip ever. Here are a few tips that will make sure you have the best possible time.

Pick Your Destination Carefully

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First of all, make sure that you pick your destination with a lot of care. Not everything will be perfect for you, so you need to ensure that you’re choosing a vacation that is. Think about what exactly you want from your trip – maybe you want to get the Eurostar through the capital cities of Europe to take in some incredible art, cuisine and culture, or perhaps you want to lie on a sundrenched beach in the Maldives or Caribbean for a couple of weeks, or perhaps you want to go to Cambodia and Vietnam to really explore another way of living. Write a list of priorities so you pick the right place.


Keep Communicating With Your Vacation Companions

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Second, if you’re going away with other people, it’s important to make sure that you keep talking to them. Not everyone has the same expectations from a vacation – and if your best friend is expecting to spend their whole time on a sunlounger by a pool when you’d like to backpack through Australia, then there may be some fundamental differences that you may need to address. Remember that there isn’t any shame in going on a trip by yourself if you can’t find any common ground with other people – so long as you’re carefully prepared and you keep your wits about you, you’ll be perfectly safe.


Travel In Luxury

If you have the spare cash or air miles, why not take the opportunity to really travel in style? It’s important to start your vacation from the second you step out of your front door – hire a taxi to take you to the airport instead of relying on buses that might or might not get you there on time, and go for business class or first class if you really want the opportunity to stretch your legs out and enjoy the flying experience. If you really want to splash out, you could always go for a private jet – if you’re not sure how to go about that, sites like Jettly will help you to figure it out – it’s the best possible way to live like a celebrity for a day!


Do Something Different

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Finally, don’t be afraid to do something different. You only live once, so it’s important to really enjoy your life. If you’re used to going to the same old place, or you tend to rent a house by the beach every vacation, or you’ve taken your kids to Disney three times already, then push those ideas to one side and get some new vacations in your life.


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Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.