5 Vacation Planning Tips

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It’s time to use your hard-earned vacation time to create lasting memories with your family! 

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, Americans forfeited their paid time off. The U.S. Travel Association estimates workers let a third of their vacation time go unused last year. Some of these days were lost by necessity, some went unused due to travel restrictions. 

This comes on the heels of a record 768 million unused days in 2019! That means the need to get away has never been higher. You just have to start PLANNING. 

If you’re not sure how or where to start, these five tips can help. 

5 Planning Tips 

  1. The first step to planning a vacation is realizing why you SHOULD plan: Because it’s good for you, of course. And after a year like 2020, self-care should definitely be on your travel wish list! Here are five reasons why taking a vacation is good for you (more happiness and less stress are two of them!).  
  2. Next, ask yourself three questions: Who, What, When? This will help you consider WHO your fellow travelers are, WHAT they might be interested in, and WHEN the ideal time to travel is. 
  3. Most travelers say lodging choice is one of the most important parts of vacation planning. So, start looking for unique options that will provide a stay like no other 
  4. If you want to make sure your vacation goes off without a hitch, you need to know what’s open when. Consider the hours of operation for seasonal attractions, and then plan accordingly! 
  5. Think a travel agent is the only option for an easy vacation-planning experience? The online My Trip Planner tool lets you create your ideal itinerary of things to do, places to eat, events, and more with just a click, tap, or touch! (And you can always contact us here at the Spencer County Visitors Bureau if you need some expert guidance!)  

Ready to Get Started? 

You work hard all year long, so you owe it to yourself to make use of your paid time off and plan a vacation your family will love. If you’re planning a visit to this area and have questions, we’re here to help. Send us a message for additional information or to request brochures. 

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