English 101 at 8am
February 27th, 2011
Planning Your Perfect Vacation
Choosing a destination for your vacation may be the easiest part of planning the whole trip but planning the details of it is the hard part. Some people have it down to a science and some do it all last minute. When you wait until the last minute to plan your trip it can end up being very expensive. I prefer to keep it simple and take my time planning my trip, keeping it as stress free as possible.
The first step in planning your vacation is choosing the destination. Make sure that it is somewhere that you and/or your companion are going to enjoy. If you are planning to go out of the country, don’t forget that you will need a passport. This is very important because without it you can’t even step foot on an airplane. It is also important that you don’t wait until the last minute to get your passport. They can take up to six weeks but no more than ten weeks to get your passport. The prices on passports vary between two types. There is a land passport, which you can only use going over the borders of Mexico or Canada on land by car, train, bus, etc. and it generally cost about fifty dollars, and the other type is your general passport and this one you use to get anywhere in the world. This passport will cost you about one hundred and thirty-five dollars. You must now start saving your money for your trip. Vacations are expensive, that is why you take them only once or twice a year. Usually what I do is total up my expenses and put a certain amount of money away into my savings account every week. As you prepare to leave for your vacation you should begin packing your luggage about two or three days before leave for your vacation. Packing early makes for less stress on the day you leave because you will be stressing out enough trying to make sure that you have all your belongings. Start by packing the basic essentials such as socks, undergarments...