How Far in Advance Should You Plan a Trip?

Written by Chloe Harwood

It’s always a good idea to plan a vacation in advance. Sure, weekend trips or short trips that don’t need much planning are great, but nothing beats a week or more away from home to have a great time and a chance to hit the reset button. Those are the trips that tend to be the most fun, anyway.

A place like Boston has so much stuff to do from enjoying the city to setting sail to a place like Nantucket. You’ll fall in love and be searching for Boston houses for sale. That’s just one suggestion. There is plenty to do across the 50 states.

Whether it’s a trip to Boston or somewhere else, it’s always a good idea to plan your trip in advance. We like to say at least 8-12 months out, and here’s why. 

Things Will Get Booked Fast 

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that people are dying to travel after being locked up in their homes for over a year. Regardless of a pandemic or not, highly visited areas will continue to get booked up fast.

As the population of the world increases, vacation rentals will be hard to come by if you wait too late. From places to stay and things to do, good luck if you wait too late. 

If you book 8-12 months out, you will feel relieved and a whole lot better about yourself. 

So You Won’t Double Book Yourself

Booking something last minute doesn’t always go as planned. Planning something late can make you easily forget what else you have to do. There is always a chance you double book yourself, and that will put you in a pickle. 

If you do plan something late, double and triple check your calendar, and even check with your family. Make sure there is absolutely nothing you have to do, or if you do have something to do make sure it’s not mandatory or important. 

You’ll Put Yourself in a Better Mood

We mentioned feeling good about yourself, that goes a long way. Planning a trip 8-12 months in advance will give you and your family something to look forward to. It will be all you talk about out of excitement. 

You’ll start the countdown as soon as you book. Waiting sucks, but for that 8-12 months if you ever have a bad day think about your dream trip. 

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Chloe Harwood