5 Tips everyone should use on vacation
While spontaneously being whisked away, or whisking someone away may be the dream for some women and an active goal for some men to accomplish, however, veteran vacationers will tell you nothing beats basic prep.
1. Choose your destination wisely. In June of 2016, Aruba was the desired destination for 5th annual Girls trip. Aruba was quaint, breathtaking and very rich in culture. Between the bulk of our vacation bliss, there were moments of random terror in which we had to be on constant iguana watch. Usually, we would be having breakfast or any meal in an outdoor seated area laughing, knee deep in Girl chat when before you knew it all legs recoiled, silence and sharp observation of the ground ensued. The Iguana better known locally in Aruba as Yuwana. (Yu wanna not come towards our way Mr iguana)
Of all the reptiles lurking through the leaves among trees, the iguana is the most remarkable. A fully-grown male can reach a length of 2 meters including his tail. The iguanas are usually harmless and are not hesitant when it comes to catching a few sun rays next to you on the beach. They CAN seem intimidating especially if you are located in an area where they are usually fed frequently by other tourists. After we departed from Aruba we all agreed that our future destinations should be Iguana free.
2. Conduct research on your destination, make sure you have at least some knowledge of the culture if different from your own. Read reviews - Both good and bad about the country, city and the hotel you plan to stay in.
Before taking off you should know: The official language. General cultural info. The currency conversion rate. How far your hotel should be from the airport as well has how close your hotel is to the things you like for example -the beach, excursions, off resort restaurants and or nightclubs.
3. Set basic ground rules if traveling with a group of friends or family to ensure safety. This could be a quick 3 minutes meeting when you’ve arrived at the destination.
4. Have fun. Once you have cleared TSA, it is mandatory for you to release all the tension you’ve been carrying from work, school and home.There is nothing you can do about them now anyways. Take a deep breath, then I highly recommend you having a quick snack or meal before boarding (make it something you love to set the mood) now hand over that boarding pass, smile and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.
5. Last but not least - DO not get locked up abroad. We have all seen how that ends, happy travels!