Many people do not get to go away on holiday very often; Most often, this is due to a busy work schedule, being faced with too much responsibility at home, or not having enough money spare to spend on a holiday. Therefore, when you do get to go away, you will want to make sure that everything is perfect so that you get to enjoy the getaway of your dreams. There are a lot of factors to consider when planning your dream getaway, and if you are struggling to work out what you need to do first, here are a few things you should consider.

Choose a destination

There are so many available options for places to go on vacation, that it can be difficult to decide on just one. First, consider how far away you would like to travel; would you want to go somewhere close enough to drive to, or are you happy to fly? If so, how many hours on a plane are you comfortable with. These are important factors to consider, as you don’t want your perfect getaway to start and end with you being miserable during the travelling because you’re afraid of heights or get sick on long journeys.

Next, consider what sort of climate you would be happiest in. Remember, anywhere along the equator is hottest, so if you don’t cope well with extreme heat, you might want to consider travelling slightly further north or south. You should also account for the fact that seasons are different in other countries; For example, when it is winter in the US, it is summer in Australia, and vice versa. Some countries will also have extreme weather seasons, such as monsoon season or hurricane season, so you will want to avoid travelling to certain countries during these times.

Choose your accommodation

Different accommodations will offer you distinctive experiences. If you are looking for a holiday where you just want to relax, and not have to worry about anything, then you may find that you would prefer to stay in a hotel. Most holiday hotels will provide secure rooms, a range of food and drink options, and other amenities such as a pool or spa. These are also facilities which you will find on a cruise, which many claims to be the height of luxury. Alternatively, if you would like more peace and quiet, as well as your own space, then you might want to consider a VacationRenter. Renting your own place for your time away gives you more flexibility and freedom, as it effectively serves as a home away from home.

Plan details ahead

Finally, once you have worked out the more obvious basics, there are a few other details you should consider. Firstly, you will want to plan your travelling details ahead. This doesn’t just mean how you are getting to the airport: you also need to have an idea of how you are going to travel around on holiday. For example, if you are staying in a hotel resort, these can often be quite secluded from large town areas, so you might need to book cars or taxis to take you out. You should also think about factors such as whether you would like to go on any excursions while you are away, and also what you plan to eat: if you’re staying in self-catering accommodation then you will need to find supermarkets for food shopping, and make sure all the relevant cooking utensils will be supplied to you.

These are just a few ideas to get you started on your planning, but if you really want your getaway to be perfect, it will all come down to the details.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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