Last week I learned my vacation dates for this summer. Unlike last year, when my school waited until the last minute to decide my vacation schedule, I have the luxury of planning ahead.
My goal for this year is to see more of the world. That means it will be important to strike a balance between time spent relaxing and traveling. Budget will also be a major factor in my planning as I’ve done a poor job of saving since winter vacation.
Southeast Asia is where I want to go. Although I don’t have my heart set on any one place, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia are my at the top of my list. This is because of their reputations for being beautiful vacation spots as well as the incredibly low prices for food and lodging. Another benefit of traveling in this area is the affordable train system that connects several different countries.
This vacation, I want to do something I’ve never done before – travel without a plan. My incessant need to plan while traveling makes it difficult for me to have a real adventure. I think it’s time to travel by the proverbial seat of my pants. After searching airfares for a couple of days, here’s what I’ve got:
None of this is a sure thing yet, but a plan is starting to come together. I am especially looking forward to the part of the trip during which I can spend a few days simply wandering through an interesting and beautiful part of the world.
If you have any suggestions for fun places to visit or how to travel on a budget, I’d love to hear them!
Until next time.