How to find a Holiday that Works for you


We’ve all breezed past a shop window and been lured in by incredible holidays that are nothing like the destination you envisioned. I personally find travel agents rather intimidating and can often find myself being drawn to locations that aren’t what I’m after, simply because it’s a good deal. With quite a bit of travel under my belt, I thought I’d share some of my favourite ways to find a holiday that works for you, whilst also navigating the deals out there! It can be a tricky business so hopefully these tips should help!

Research. Research. Research.

If you prefer to book through a travel agent, I’d suggest doing a bit of research in advance. Decide on a general location, how long you want to travel, whether you want an all-inclusive deal and how much you want to spend. Once you have a few ideas in your head, it’s much easier to navigate a glossy travel agent!

Don’t go for the first holiday you see.

Don’t book a holiday just because it sounds great. Find a holiday and then do a bit of googling. Have a look at reputable review websites and make sure there is nothing about it that is too good to be true! Message friends and family to see if they’ve heard about the destination – word of mouth reviews can often be the best advice ever! Once you’ve confirmed all this, by all means book it, just check everything out first!

Assess flight times.

We recently gained an extra day in our holiday location simply by looking at a different airline. If possible, try to arrive in the morning and leave in the evening. This means that you have a full day before having to pay for a night and can make your stay that little bit longer! Make sure you have a look at a couple of airlines and don’t forget that you don’t have to be loyal to one airline both routes!

Consider multi-destinationing.

I genuinely love holidays that include several cities or locations. Whether this means a road trip across America or an extended stop-over, this can be a great way to take advantage of your trip! You could book a cruise with Seabourn Cruises and have a real opportunity to see parts of the world you’d never consider whilst still being in a safe environment! This kind of ties in with my research point, as a cruise may be a better option for you!

What are some of the key things you look for when booking a holiday? Let me know what you do!

Ellie Dickinson