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The Basics of Vacation Planning

Last updated 5 years ago

A great vacation involves more than just a fun and exciting location; it requires some pre-planning. Where are you planning on going? How will you get there? Which hotel will you be staying at? A little preparation can go a long way towards ensuring a fun and stress-free trip. Before you take off on your next exciting escape, consider these vacation planning elements:

Picking a Location

The first step to any journey is to figure out where you are headed. Think about what you are hoping to accomplish on your trip and which locations offer what you’re looking for. For example, if you are looking for a vacation packed full of history and educational opportunities, look for a destination with plenty of historical landmarks. If you are more interested in lying by the beach, find a location with ocean access. When choosing your location, don’t forget to consider the needs of your fellow travelers.

Making Travel Arrangements

Once you have decided where you are going, you must consider how you will get here. If you will be traveling by car, make sure your vehicle is up to date on its maintenance and preventative care. If you will be flying, book your airline tickets and schedule ground transportation or a car rental for when you arrive at your destination.

Booking Your Hotel

Where you stay can easily make or break your vacation. When looking for a hotel, consider first and foremost the hotel’s location. If you will be traveling without a vehicle, ask about restaurants, convenience stores, and other amenities within walking distance. If you are bringing your four legged family members with you, make sure your hotel is pet-friendly. Also, ask your hotel about complimentary continental breakfast or other refreshments that may be provided during your stay.

If you are planning a vacation to the Atlanta area, consider The University Inn at Emory. Our Atlanta area hotel provides a pet-friendly atmosphere within walking distance of Emory University. Contact us today at (404) 465-3549 to schedule your stay.


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