Going on vacation is not an easy thing. There are always down turns and unexpected discomforts; an activity that was meant to be a relaxing get-away, turns into an experience you want to forget all together. We all know that vacations are prone to mess-ups and unexpectedness, so here are a few tips you can take to minimize these accounts.

Setting a goal

If you are planning to go on a trip with a group of people, try setting up a goal of the things you would like to achieve. If you want to go and visit museums, but your friend wants to visit the hottest bars in town, create a compromise. Plan things out, create days for when you could do things you are interested in and days for your friend.

Do your research

This is a vital part of smooth travelling, knowing what to do, where to go, and when to do it before hand is a must. If you know nothing about a country, how would you know what to do when you get there or even the best times to come there? Don’t land yourself in the middle of nowhere under the hot desert sun in winter clothes.

Pack light

Make sure to only pack all your necessities, traveling with a huge case of luggage is always the worst, so try packing clothes that are thin or relatively light – unless you are travelling in winter of course, bring items you need and can’t buy at your destination – eg. If you have any special medication, and if the hotel already provides basic needs – soap, toothbrush, etc., don’t bother with them.

Keep it flexible

At the end of the day, uncertainties are inevitable and bound to happen and sometimes they are what makes a trip exciting. So don’t overthink and have fun.