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First Timer? Let Someone Else Plan the Trip.

Contributing Author May 15, 2021 5

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Thinking of travelling for the first time? Want to go abroad and experience something you saw on the internet (Rainforest ziplining or windmill tours anyone?). If so, then you’re probably mapping out your very first long-haul vacation. It can be a lot of fun to do this yourself, but in reality, you’re probably going to run into a few roadblocks and you’re more than likely to hit some bumps in the process.

Air travel for some of Jake’s best trips were arranged by experts from services like Cranky Concierge or Points Pros.

In fact, if it’s your very first time going abroad, then it might be worth using some kind of holiday planning service or at least looking for some advice to avoid mistakes or hidden fees. It might sound a little boring to have someone else help plan your trip, but here are a few good reasons why you may want to seek out some help.

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You’d be surprised at how amazing your very first major trip can be if you let someone else plan it for you, or at least offer some kind of input. Instead of planning the travel, accommodation, and activities yourself, you should always look for some kind of service that can help you, no matter how big or small they are.

Siem Reap Night Market
A favorite last minute trip of Jake’s. A night market lights up the night in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Planned by experts.

For example, you could look at some kind of tour guide service that will help you book accommodation that is central to all of the places that you want to visit, or you could even book with a service like the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club which can help you sort out everything so that you can just sit back and enjoy the journey and your holiday. It takes out a lot of the stress in planning your travels and it connects you with all kinds of services and venues to help you get the most out of your trip.

Planning a vacation with lots of people? Ugh.

If it’s your first time travelling with a group of people then you’ll likely find benefit in letting someone with experience do  the planning. Why? Because planning a group trip can take a long time and there are loads of considerations to keep in mind for your entire group. For instance, you might need to worry about dietary concerns, you might be worried about entertainment that is suitable for the entire group, and you also need to book accommodation for everyone.

Enjoy the trip. let someone else plan it.

These things can be a huge pain to deal with if it’s your first time going abroad, so consider leaving it to someone who’s got the chops in the vacation planning department. If there’s nobody in your group that wants to step up, then it should at least be a group effort so that everyone pitches in and helps out. One person could handle the accommodation while others choose the places that you’ll be visiting. You don’t want your first time abroad to be chock-full of complications. That’s why it can surely help if a pro can take the wheel and do the planning.

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