Travel has never been more attainable than it is today. Everyone wants to see the world, whether it be to far away exotic locales or just short trip out of town, and with the resources available today, it can be incredibly easy to plan a trip. Whether you are looking for a relaxing stay at a resort or an adventurous trek through the mountains, there are so many excellent resources available to make sure your trip fits your needs perfectly. Tripadvisor is one of the best sources for planning a dream vacation that you will fondly remember for years to come.
1. Destination Selection
Not sure where you want to go, just need a vacation? Tripadvisor has you covered. You can check out the articles on different locations and the “Best Of” rankings, created by Tripadvisor user votes to get ideas. Review the Traveler’s Choice Award-winning destinations list of the top 25 destinations or the top destinations on the rise worldwide. You can even narrow your search by limiting it to a particular region. This can help you during the daydreaming phase of trip-planning by helping you to pick where you want to go, based on reviews from other travelers and location descriptions.
2. Decide on a Vacation type
Once you pick a location (or sometimes before) you will need to decide what kind of trip you want. Will you spend your time at an all-inclusive resort, being pampered relaxing? Or do you prefer a more active experience, with activities and adventures to fill your days? Do you prefer museums or shopping or hiking? Should it be a romantic trip or a whirlwind tour? Tripadvisor has travel guides for many locations that offer suggestions for family trips, romantic trips, 1 to 3 to 5 to 7 day itineraries, or vacations that prominently feature shopping museums, or outdoor adventures.
3. Choose Where to Stay
After narrowing down your location and type of trip, you can use Tripadvisor to search for a hotel in the location you want. You can use the useful rankings to pick the best hotel in the area, or select for hotels that other visitors labeled as romantic, best value for the price, or good for families. If you know your dates, you can compare pricing and availability. Finally, there is a useful feature on the site that you can use to see which rooms are recommended by those who have stayed at the hotel, so you can be sure to find one that fits your needs.
4. Discover Things to Do
After choosing your hotel, you can review the “Things to Do” section of the Tripadvisor’s website to find fun activities and must-see sights in the area you are visiting. There are reviews of museums, tours, historical sites and activities, all ranked and thoroughly reviewed by real people. Everything is also sortable by attraction type, so you can view only the attractions that might be of interest to you.
5. Book Online and Prepare for your Trip
Finally, you can book everything online through the Tripadvisor web page! Flights can be viewed right on the web page, and you can book hotels directly through the site. It even shows the best prices from other travel search engine sites, so that you know you are getting the best deal. After (or before) booking, you can enjoy the use of message boards to chat with others about your trip plans, or ask last minute questions. So what are you waiting for? Book your dream trip today!