ON VACATION WITHOUT TOUR FIRM
You do not want to overpay travel agencies? Prefer freedom of choice to visit attractions and free movement? No problem, it’s worth taking a little time and organizing your vacation at your own discretion. What is needed for this? Quite a bit, a computer and Internet access. The Internet is full of any information about all countries, cities, and even specifically about each attraction, you can find a detailed description. You may ask, why do most people go on vacation with the help of travel agencies? There are several reasons, one of them is that people love comfort and do not want to bother to collect information about the country, to deal with booking airline tickets and hotel rooms, etc. And many have the right to this, because after working for a year, there is no desire to strain, but I want to pay specialists and have nothing to think about these 10-12 days of vacation. This article is not for them, but for those who do not want to be limited by any framework during the holidays and have a little more time than 10 days and there is no desire to pay extra money to intermediaries – travel agencies.
If you are going on a trip, you first need to choose priorities, which is important for you, a beach holiday or sightseeing, or both, as necessary. There are dozens of types of tourism in the world, some like to just lie on the beach, others go to catch big fish, still others see museums, fourth choose the nature of the chosen country, and fifth choose sex tourism and so on with endless variations. Having chosen priorities, we pass to the choice of the country of travel. After making the final decision, we look at the list of countries with visa-free or simplified entry for Russians. If the country is visa, the next step, obtaining a visa to this country, if visa-free, then you can safely deal with booking tickets for an airplane or other type of transport. To buy a plane ticket cheaper than the usual price, you need to subscribe to airline news and follow their promotions, quite often the prices are very pleasant for a budget traveler. It also does not hurt to enter into one of the affiliate programs for accumulating miles, making an affiliate bank card and earning miles.
In the future, it will be nice to get a bonus ticket to your favorite destination. Having booked a plane ticket, you need to start drawing up a scheme of movement around the country and booking hotels along the route. Many tourists do not book hotels in advance, it does not matter, it can almost always be found at the place where to spend the night. But it turns out an additional advantage, you are not tied to the time with moving, and you can stay longer in the place you like. After all bookings or at the same time with them, you must definitely decide on clothes and shoes for the trip, based on what you have to do, hiking in the mountains or sunbathing on the beach. It does not hurt to also study the criminal situation in the country and mark places where you should not call in so as not to tempt fate. For example, in Mexico, do not call in the most dangerous city in the world, Ciudad Juarez. And in some cities, there are areas where to go in the evening is not advisable. Of course, if you are sensitive to new food or have any disease, you should definitely take the necessary medicines with you. And be sure to insure yourself against an accident during the trip.
So, in general terms, it looks like a scheme for preparing for an independent trip, to rest in any country, but there are always nuances. To obtain information on the Internet, you can use various forums of independent travelers, read reports and reviews that have already been in your future country of vacation, tourists. Of course, do not forget that knowing the language of the host country simplifies your life, but don’t be afraid, even the most minimal possessions and phrasebook will allow you not to spoil your vacation. I hope this brief review comes in handy for organizing an independent trip. If you have questions, everyone will be happy to answer them. Have a good trip!