When choosing your destination and travel dates, it is not only necessary to research the weather and climate patterns of your preferred destination, but it is also important to research the variation of climate within the country.
When planning your journey it is important to take into consideration what type of activities you may want to undertake. Such planning is crucial for skiing, trekking, rafting, sailing and in some cases, even sun-bathing.
Holidays and Festivals
Holidays and festivals offer incredible insights into local cultures and traditions. Participation in these festivities can greatly enhance your travel experience. However, they can also cause disruptions due to local travel congestion, closed businesses, etc. So just be sure to do your research and plan accordingly.
Peak and Off-Peak Travel Seasons
In accordance with weather and climate patterns, there are tourism seasons. Although the reasoning behind what constitutes a specific country’s peak and off-peak travel seasons may differ, their potential to impact your travel experience is profound and very real. Therefore it is very important to research your destination’s travel seasons in advance and plan accordingly.
Benefits and Drawbacks: Travel during the off-peak season is usually a much more rewarding experience; offering cheaper prices, less crowds and a more authentic travel experience. However, just as tourism seasons vary per destination, so do their reasoning. For instance, many European countries attract hoards of tourists during the summer holiday months, while the rest of the year is generally much less crowded and usually has even better weather conditions than during the peak season. In places such as India and Thailand, the travel seasons are usually determined by natural occurrences, such as extreme temperatures, floods and monsoons. Although experiencing an Indian monsoon can be quite an awesome experience, it can also put a damper on dreams of a sun-drenched beach vacation.
Creating the Perfect Trip
Visualize yourself traveling (really let your imagination go!)
Decide what your trip priorities are (beach? jungle? Safari?)
Figure out which country (or countries) make the most sense
Consult a Global Basecamps Travel Specialist for expert planning assistance
Pack as little as possible
Explore the world!
The Global Basecamps sales team is made up of intrepid world travelers who have the expertise and knowledge to plan even the most difficult of trips.
My sister and I had a wonderful birthday trip to Japan, which was expertly crafted by Laura at Global Basecamps. She listened to our interests, questions, and requests, then got creative with excellent suggestions, perfect and varied accommodations, necessary reservations, and thoughtfully detailed instructions. She even sent a birthday cake to our ryokan in Takayama, and alerted our other accommodations to the occasion.
I did not know what to expect from a travel agent, as I usually arrange my own trips, but Global Basecamps did an impressive job of creating the perfect trip that was easy, exciting, well-informed, and on our budget.
Vanya, Custom Japan Tour
Our travel specialist at Global Basecamps came to our rescue when our tour company cancelled our tours to New Zealand and Australia. We had already booked our flights through another company so we desperately needed to replace the tours we had scheduled. She was able to do just that! She was professional, efficient and responded to all of our questions immediately. Our tours were as wonderful as we had hoped they would be and our hotels were first class. Global Basecamps will be our first choice for future trips and we would highly recommend their outstanding customer service to any traveler.
Diane & Charles, Custom New Zealand and Australia Adventure