Planning for a holiday is not an easy task. This is true especially if you want to visit a lot of places in one vacation. There are a lot of things to consider from finding cheap flights, affordable accommodations, land transportation, transfers, finding a good restaurants that offer local cuisines, things to do and the sights to see and experience in a place you want to visit. This is the reason why planning a vacation ahead of time is very indispensable. You will not only save time and money but you can also avoid stress when doing it.
I was already browsing online since October 2013 trying to find cheap flights to the Philippines. I also contacted some local travel agencies offering flights there. It took me over three months before booking it. I also consider the allowed luggage for check-in and hand carry. There are airlines who only allows 23 kilos to the Philippines. It depends on the airline you will be booking. I am glad that I am allowed up to 40 kilos for my check-in luggage. This is really perfect. The train going to the airport is also included but I guess, due to my luggage and the duration of the travel, I won’t be taking the train instead. I prefer going to the airport with personal car. I am glad that I already booked my plane ticket to the Philippines.
Searching for Affordable Accommodation
Since we will be going to the different islands in the Philippines, we need to find the hotels that best fit to our needs and budget. I will be travelling with siblings there. It was quite difficult for us to agree with the hotel we will be staying especially in Boracay, a very nice place famous for its fine white sand beaches. One sister wanted to book a luxury hotel which was really very expensive for me. Another sister only wanted a cheap hotel, in which I also agree with her. Choosing the right accommodation is sometimes quite difficult to find and decide. Oh well, if you can afford to stay in a luxury hotel why not. But what I mean is, if you only need to stay there to sleep, a cheap but good one is fine for me. I agree in staying in a luxury hotel if I will be only staying there 24 hours a day but since we will be out the whole day, I only find it a waste of money paying an expensive one.
Things to Do and Experience in a Place
Most of the times, I already research all the things to do and experience when visiting a certain place. I made it sure that I have a list of what to see there. This is what I always do especially if I visit the place for the first time.
For sure, we will be visiting a lot of places. Our flight to Palawan, Boracay and Cebu were already booked. I believed the accommodation were done booking as well. My sisters will only be spending 3 weeks. Since I will be staying for 6 weeks, I also decided to go to Singapore, Malaysia, Davao and other places near this area of Mindanao.
I am quite excited to go home once again. It’s been over 4 years now since my last visit in the Philippines. I can’t wait to see my family, friends and relatives once again.
God bless our travels.