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How to plan the perfect luxury summer holiday in 6 easy steps

If you want to travel this summer, now is the time to start planning your luxury getaway as demand will be higher than ever.

By Lexi Goodland  |  April 1, 2022
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Does anything sound more tempting and tantalising than the prospect of relaxing and recharging your batteries in a tropical destination or a mountainside resort? 

If either of these options, or indeed any other vacationing ideas, sound just a little too good to resist, this is your sign to indulge and start planning your next luxury vacation.

Travelling to new places, experiencing beautiful cultures, and discovering the hidden gems of our world will nourish your mind, body and soul. But travelling also means packing, planning an itinerary for guidance, thinking about transportation, looking for the ideal accommodation, and so on; it can easily get a bit stressful to plan it and have the vacation you need and have dreamed of for so long, and whether you are new to the planning game or not, having a little help never hurts.

For this reason, we have carefully curated six simple steps to guide you during your preparation process so you can be sure you have considered everything, down to the final detail.

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Travelling to new places, experiencing beautiful cultures, and discovering the hidden gems of our world will nourish your mind, body and soul.

1. Planning in advance gives you time to find the best.

It is not uncommon for many luxury destinations to be fully booked during peak times. Planning your holiday in advance gives you the chance to find the absolute best locations and luxury accommodations to ensure you enjoy the best your destination has to offer. Alternatively, you might opt instead to travel outside of peak times to avoid tourist crowds and expand the destination options that will still provide you with peace, quiet and tranquillity.

2. Take safety precautions

When travelling, it is crucial to make yourself aware of the necessary safety precautions. Given you are most likely to travel abroad, it is of the utmost importance to ensure your travels are safe. This includes securing travel insurance, staying up to date with government advice and keeping yourself informed of the news of your chosen airline and accommodation site.

Although the chances of something bad happening are extremely low, it is important you are as prepared as possible. You may even want to consider worst-case-scenario action plans in case you find yourself in a difficult situation, and to help you in this process, we recommend you visit the Review of Solicitors to find a suitable attorney to assist you.

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An advantage of planning your trip well in advance is the opportunities you have to really scour travel sites and guides to find the most breath-takingly unique destinations

3. Search for unique locations

Another advantage of planning your trip well in advance is the opportunities you have to really scour travel sites and guides to find the most breath-takingly unique destinations. Although typical vacation spots, like New York City, Rome, Paris or Rio de Janeiro, are of course captivating and well worth a visit, it might be time for you to set your sights on something a bit more adventurous and unexplored.

Take your time to consider the type of luxury retreat you want. Whether it’s a tropical island hideaway, a rustic country getaway, or an active mountain-based experience, giving yourself enough time to explore your options means you can find the most stunning location for the luxury vacation of your dreams.

4. Save the date

Ensuring you book your accommodation as soon as possible is an essential step in the planning process. As the best hotels and resorts are always in such high demand, especially during peak holiday season, it is imperative you finalise the date of your getaway well in advance of your leaving date. This will allow you to explore the full range of residential options available to you for your vacation and avoid disappointment if your dream spot is unavailable when you wish to travel.

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Travelling can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience; seeing new places, meeting new people and getting to know different cultures will always be highly beneficial for personal development and will only enhance and enrich your life

5. Decide on the duration

Another essential step. Are you after a long weekend away? A fortnight of rest and relaxation? Or maybe even a few months really exploring the depths of a foreign land? Deciding on the length of your luxury holiday will make finalising the details all the more easier, including any proposed ventures and activities, and of course any official documentation, visas or insurances that may be needed of you.

6. Educate yourself on your destination

Travelling can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience; seeing new places, meeting new people and getting to know different cultures will always be highly beneficial for personal development and will only enhance and enrich your life. For this reason, researching interesting and fun things to try while you are out there, as well as learning as much about the country and place you are travelling to, will ensure you make the most of your luxury vacation, and maybe even impress the locals as well!