Planning your dream vacation is an exciting time, and there’s certainly plenty to be thinking about before the big day arrives when you set off on your adventure. Choosing where you’re going to stay and what you’re going to do while you’re there can be a challenge in itself because the choice is so vast!
Once you’ve decided on your destination and when you want to go, there comes the logistical planning – how you’re going to get there. Very often this is seen as a necessary evil, a chore that needs to be accomplished as quickly as possible so the real vacation can begin; but if that’s how you think of traveling to your destination, you could be missing a trick.
Traveling is unavoidable, with the only exception being if you’re staying home for your vacation – which while it can be very enjoyable is not likely to be what you’d call the trip of a lifetime!
Wherever you’re going, you’ve got to get there, and that can involve many different forms of transport and very often a combination of several different types. The time you spend traveling is part of your time off, and it can cost a fair amount too, so it makes sense to make the journey as enjoyable as possible.
What Are Your Options?
Your travel options are going to depend on where you’re going, but one of the main forms of transport, especially for a dream vacation, is flying. That time in the air is going to take up a big chunk of your time, especially if you’re going to somewhere like Africa or Australia.
If your dream vacation is a safari on the Serengeti National Park and you’re traveling from the United States, you’re looking at around an 18-hour flight, depending on where you live. That’s a total of 36 hours in flight to get to your vacation with Tanzania Odyssey and get back again!
If you want this experience to genuinely be the vacation of a lifetime, it makes sense to bookend in your time watching the Great Migration across the African plains by flying in the most luxurious style you can manage. Upgrading to business class, or even first class, might seem extravagant, but think of the difference in how those 36 hours will pass.
Arriving at your destination well-rested and relaxed, having enjoyed some high-class cuisine in comfortable, spacious surroundings will set you up nicely for your dream trip. Plus, if you’re going to be driving around Tanzania in an off-road vehicle looking for wildlife, a bit of luxury beforehand could be just what you need.
The trick is to look at travel differently, as far more than a means to an end. If you’ve got a long drive ahead of you to your destination, how much more relaxing would it be to let the train take the strain?
Could you go by cab, or take a boat ride part of the way? If you can make the way you travel part of your vacation experience, it will be money well spent, so why not plan to do so in style to start your vacation of a lifetime.