So you’ve planned your great escape and you’re happy… only it’s half a year away! How to satisfy the travel urge until then? You already know that our web page is one great way, here are some of the others!
Shop for the Trip
Unless you have to save money before going, take the pleasure of buying nice and useful things for your trip. If you’ve wanted to upgrade your camera for a long time – now’s the time! What is the best dress for the evening Paris walks? Is your swimming suit cool enough for scuba diving on Fiji? What books will keep you company on a plane? Bringing these things to your house will make the reality of the trip closer!
Get in Shape
We’re not talking about the mythical bikini body – all bodies are great for a bikini after all – but if you’re planning something sporty, it’s a good idea to put the necessary muscles to work so that they don’t let you down when you need them most. Let the big trip motivate you to do these weekend walks and hit the swimming pool more often than once a year!
Research for the Trip
There’s nothing better than being spontaneous, but knowing your options never hurts. What are the sights you want to visit and what are their visiting times? Are there some interesting tours offered in the area? Can you experience something unique there and do you need to book it in advance? A good preparation is useful for your trip and helps you pass the time before it.
Tackle the Language
Talking to people around you effortlessly can greatly enhance your traveling experience. Is your English a bit rusty? A short course can help you get back in shape. There are bonus friendliness points for those who can also manage at least a “hello” and a “thank you” in a local language!
Read About the Destination
Knowing some history of the place where you’re going will help you appreciate the local culture much more. Even a wiki page on the country is better than nothing, but if you can find some historical fiction or a book set in the country, that’s even better! You don’t need to get to the knowledge level of a local guide, but it’s really useful to have at least some basic knowledge.