Vacations are a blissful undertaking that we hope to prolong for as much as we can. Unfortunately, most of us are working a 9 to 5 job that requires our presence and commitment for most of the year.
Before you throw your hands up in despair though, you’ll need to know that there’s always a solution to a problem. In this case, it’s not so much about having more vacation time, but actually knowing how to spend your vacation time that actually matters. Here are a few helpful tips to guide you on your journey to maximizing the time on your trips:
Be a Diligent Researcher
Unless you’ve visited that destination lots of times, you’ll most likely be unfamiliar with what to do and where to go during your trip. Invest in some good travel guides that provide you with interesting information and updated locations. Otherwise, you can also rely on sites like TripAdvisor that also furnishes you with genuine reviews. Make sure to do your online research before setting off. With accurate information on when attractions are available, its operational hours and the actual location, you’ll be able to use your time more efficiently.
The Daylight Zone
This is a great option for early birds. Popular attractions are usually packed from the start of opening hours. If you can get there before the crowd builds up, you won’t be wasting your time lining up for hours on end. The other benefits to getting to your destination earlier are better seats, a front view, fewer crowds, etc. This way, you’ll be able to get the most out of your travel period and also experience the best of any activity or excursion.
Take Advantage of Weekend Trips
Don’t get too attached to week long holidays because that takes way more planning and time. Instead, you can always enjoy a short getaway trip over the weekend. The great thing about a short trip is that it can still provide that stress-free and re-energizing boost you seek. For example, if you’re staying in Orange County, you can always explore places a little closer to home, such Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach.
Choose the Right Destination
Going somewhere a little further away? Well, one way to maximize your travel time when you’re crossing time zones is to pick a favorable destination. Ideally, it’ll be a time zone that’s ahead by several hours. This way, you can get the flight home on the last day of your vacation and arrive home on the same day. With this method, you’ll get enough rest before going to work the next day.
Leave the Road Rides to Us
This is especially relevant if you’re unfamiliar with the area. Instead of renting a car and wasting your time trying to find the exact locations you want to visit, you can always rely on Orange County’s chauffeured transportation service. Our experienced chauffeurs can be trusted to provide you with the best ride during your stay. Lean back and just relax in comfort while we ensure that you arrive safely at your destination.
Also published on Medium.