Excursions and Things

Excursions and Things

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Planning your vacation activities can be difficult when there are so many things that you want to see and do at a particular destination. Activities can range from guided tours to hiking, to snorkeling or deep-sea fishing, and much more. Typically I go for a snorkel tour on every vacation, but it is great to branch out and try new things. Historical tours are great in places like Hawaii, where there has been a significant impact on our lives from the area or the event that took place there. Sometimes the destination itself has an excursion that can’t be found anywhere else, and those are the ones that create a lasting impression, in my experience.


Here are a few tips on how you can narrow down the activities to make your selection easier.

  1. Set a budget.
  2. Set your schedule of dates and times you have available.
  3. Research activities based on your liking.
  4. Write a list of all of the activities available in order from most important to you to least important.
  5. Cross-reference activities with your available time slots. Cross out activities that do not fall within those time frames.
  6. Decide if you want to go to more than one activity that day, if so, pick your date and activity and write it in your schedule.
  7. Continue to work your way through your available times, budget and activities until you have filled up your time slots.
  8. Don’t forget that a rest or explore day can be considered an activity as well!

Of course, there are more ways to pick activities than this one. Perhaps you’d rather spend your budget on the one really unique excursion? That’s okay too! Some people also like to plan excursions as they go through their vacation, rather than prior to traveling. This is one way to make sure that you have enough physical ENERGY to do them all! After all, we typically overspend on our energy and wish we had a vacation AFTER our vacation!

How do you plan your activities? We would love to hear your method!

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