The roaring twenties are back, now with the convenience of Google Maps and translation apps. Make sure 2020 is a year of travel you’ll never forget!
Here are a few ideas to help make this your best decade of travel yet:
Make a roaring twenties travel bucket list jar.
Is your “must go” list ever growing? Do you have a hard time deciding where to visit next? Embrace spontaneity and plan your next vacation with the luck of the draw.
- Step 1: Find yourself a bowl or jar that you don’t mind looking at.
- Step 2: Write down all the places you want to go–be as specific or as general as you’d like.
- Step 3: Pull a location from your jar and get to planning!
Plan an off-season trip abroad.
Avoid peak summer travel and school breaks. Take advantage of the savings and less crowded destinations during off-seasons. Are you in the Northern hemisphere and miss the summer sun? Plan a February trip down to Buenos Aires. Looking to avoid the European summer sun? Make plans for autumn.
Take a solo trip.
Make time for yourself at the start of this new decade. Already have a destination in mind? Time to book the ticket and treat yourself to a solo vacation. Pack a good book and some comfortable shoes. Who knows what you’ll get up to on this holiday!
Book unique lodging.
They say home is where the heart is, but for globe-trotters it’s where you lay your head and bags down at night. Make your home away from home a little more unusual and unexpected. Try a treehouse outside of Seattle. Or maybe a houseboat in Amsterdam. Planning on booking your vacation accommodation with points? Look for boutique hotels that are operated by or partner with your points provider.
Invest in hassle-free luggage.
Being able to check a bag is great but sometimes layover times and travel schedules just make it easier to carry-on. Invest in a bag that is mighty enough to withstand the checked-bag process and small enough to fit in the overhead compartment. Consider the Samsonite Freeform or the Fjallraven Splitpack. Both meet most international airline carry-on size requirements as well as being durable and easy to travel with.
Consolidate power converters.
Power converters are clunky and often only have one or two plugs. Rather than having a converter (or several) for each major travel region, save space in your bag and get one that is useful everywhere. This charger by Lencent is compatible with UK/USA/EU/AUS plugs and has four USB ports. You’ll be able to charge your phone, tablet, eReader, toothbrush, travel game console, and/or any other electronic device without a problem
Book a photo shoot and get a local perspective.
Often people return home from a special trip with no decent photos together; with Flytographer, you’ll not only come home with a beautiful souvenir of professional vacation photos, but you’ll also learn cool insider tips on what to eat, see, and do in the city you’re visiting. Our photographers are locals and can point you in a direction you might not usually wander, often creating some of the best travel memories.