Your luggage is packed, you’ve got your tickets right in front of you, and you’re on your way to your destination. Whether you’ve planned your trip within an inch of its life (we see you) or you’re more of a “plan on the go” type, this guide will make sure your trip goes off without a hitch.
Problem 2: Something came up and you need to cancel those tickets
Someone got sick, you made changes to your itinerary last-minute, or your flight got delayed. All of the above could be very real wrenches in your travel plans — unless you book smart. This doesn’t mean coming up with a billion alternatives to everything you want to do (that’s a lot of work). It means booking your tours and activities somewhere you can trust to let you cancel when something goes wrong. Quality places will let you cancel up to 24 hours before activities, help you rebook online when something goes wrong, and be available 24/7.
Problem 3: You know (literally) nothing about the place you’re visiting
Either you told your travel buddy you’d research and you didn’t, or you researched for hours and ended up taking quizzes about which pop song matches your personality. You did your best, right? And that’s good, but this vacation is supposed to be great! Enter the local guide. There’s nothing like discovering a destination with the help of a true pro. These local experts have the best tips on cultural and historical sights, shopping, dining, and anything else you could have planned for your vacation. You can even discover must-see destinations from a new perspective, like visiting Rome’sColosseum and diving deeper into its history.
Problem 4: What seemed like a good idea…isn’t…
Vacation is all about being relaxed and open to new experiences. If you’re nodding sagely right now, note that you’re probably only open to good experiences, not just new ones. Why? Cause vacation is about having fun — not eating a bad meal or taking a bad tour. So if you dragged your travel buddy to some activity that’s less than awesome, this point if for you. Before you head out to explore some more, take the time to do a little bit of research. Make the most of other people’s experiences and use their feedback to plan your trip. Before you commit half of your day in New York to the Statue of Liberty, check out the ratings on each tour in the area. If your chosen activity has over 4.5 stars out of 5, it’s probably a safe bet!
Problem 5: You think your calls are being screened