[trip style = sun + beach]
The notion of dropping everything and weekending somewhere sunny, hot and breezy is romantic, spontaneous and fabulous. But, it doesn't have to just be a notion. You don’t have to be a full-fledged, first-class, jet-setter to enjoy a sejour in the tropics. If you choose the right season and a destination you know well, you too can jet-set like the rest of ‘em.
- a few weeks prior start to think about where you might want to go
- week of
- check your potential destination’s weather report
- survey flight fares, hotel prices, car rental rates
- day before
- do a final check of your plane, hotel and car options, if all looks well...
- pack light (refer to our packing list)
- upon arrival
- ask the concierge to make restaurant reservations at your fave spots
- hit the beach/pool
- Try to focus your tropical jet-setting to low season so you can get the availability and prices you want
- It helps if you’ve been to the destination before so you
- know what airlines, hotels and car rental co’s are your best bets
- know what to expect
- know how to hit the ground running
- know what restaurants you want to book
- Travel with a carry-on. If you are going somewhere hot all you really need is your bathing suit, cover-up, a dress or two, toiletries, sunscreen (buy at destination), sunglasses and hat.
- Passport, local currency or US dollars are also helpful to have on-hand.
- Last minute travel is always expensive
- Jet-setting is only for the uber wealthy
- There is never availability last minute
- Too complicated
Booking a last-minute extended weekend getaway also happens to be one of the items on my travel bucketlist and last weekend, I did it!