Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Where To Next?

  Where do you want to go next? It's an easy question with a not so easy answer. There are countless places to visit on this planet and choosing your next adventure can be a bit tricky. Some of the family likes to snorkel, others don't. Some of us like airplanes while others like to drive. The wife and kids want to go to the beach while Dad wants to go into creepy buildings and hunt for ghosts (okay this one is admittedly aimed at me but whatever, I don't care.) The point is that there are many things to consider before heading off on that next vacation. So how do you decide? Here are a few ideas:

  Travel Agent

     These guys and gals can be helpful. They know where to find the deals, what hotels you want to stay in, and of course they will do all the leg work for you if you so desire. There insider knowledge and the knowledge they gain in their own travel will help you decide where you want to go and what you'll need to get there.

 Travel Shows

      Travel show are a good source of information for all sorts of locations around the globe. Here you can walk from booth to booth and learn about locations from just about everywhere you could want to go all in one place. They will usually have plenty of literature for you to take with you so that you can answer your own questions about a location even after you've left the show. Take my advice though, don't hold on to that literature too long because it takes up a lot of room on the book shelf after a while. We just attended a travel show over the weekend and I have a months worth of information to sift through.

  Discuss Your Interests

       Okay this one is key to any travel. In order to use a travel agent or book any vacation you should have already discussed with all parties involved where on Earth you want to visit. There will always be differences in opinions and that's okay as long as you play nice and be flexible.  Yup, flexible. Know one person should always get their way. If you discuss the locations and activities everyone wants to participate in you will eventually narrow it down to somewhere you can agree on. Another idea is to take turns choosing where to go. If you alternate who chooses where to go you will not only get to see the places you want to see (eventually) but you will probably find that you enjoy their pick more than you imagined. At the same time though, if it's your turn to pick make sure you take into account your parties interests in activities. If you can find something that they can look forward to they will enjoy your choice in location a lot more. Flexible. The word of the day.


  Okay so that's a few ideas for you use for choosing your next vacation. I know it seems like pretty simple concepts but sometimes a little common sense is all you need.
  I did want to mention this week that we are just eight weeks away from the 50th annual Jeep Safari being held in Moab, Utah. The Jeep Safari has been a big part of my life over the last twenty seven years and I don't see that changing anytime soon. In the coming weeks I plan to introduce you to what the Jeep Safari is and what the Moab area has to offer. Some of our readers will already know most of this information but I'm sure they will be just as excited for me to hopefully get some of you interested in coming out here and experiencing this adventure first hand.
  Of course some of you won't be interested in this topic and I understand that. I'll mix it up a bit so that you don't think I'm alienating you but it's adventure time folks. Springs a comin'! I say that as I'm looking at snow falling out my window but I'll stay optimistic. Have a great week and I'll see you Friday!

Brandan


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