Hello, my lovelies😘 . As Christmas🤶🏻 is right around the corner and we are all looking for Gifts. What about getting your loved ones an experience they would never forget? Time together is one of my favorite gifts to surprise someone as you will remember it forever.
Travel is such a fun way of exploring the world and cutting loose in style. And if there’s one thing that’s almost as good as taking a trip yourself, it’s planning a surprise one for someone else. Whether it’s celebrating a special occasion, or ‘just because,’ the surprise break is easily one of the most fun – however, it can also be a bit daunting. Check out these five tips to help you plan a surprise holiday experience for someone else!
1. TURN DETECTIVE🕵🏻♀️
You need to know dates when you’re going to book a surprise holiday for your partner, friend or family member. This means turning detective and figuring out when they have leave from work, as well as what important engagements they may have. This is something that will require a fair amount of planning and secrecy, but it is certainly doable. It might mean getting in touch with their employers and having clandestine meetings with their friends, but it will all be worth it.
2. COME UP WITH A BUDGET💶
It’s important for you to come up with a budget and make sure you stick to it. It’s easy for these things to get out of control, and for the costs to mount up. Avoid this by budgeting carefully. There are a lot of things you can do in order to keep in control of your budget, but make sure you’re strict with yourself and leave some left over for emergencies.
3. CHOOSE SOMEWHERE THEY WANT TO VISIT✈️
When it comes to booking the perfect surprise trip away, you need to choose the ideal destination. And this means selecting a place that the person you’re planning on surprising has always wanted to go, but perhaps hasn’t been before. This is something you need to make sure you think hard about and don’t rule out more unusual places! 1Cover’s The Secret Traveller blog is full of unique and unusual getaway destination ideas, such as Lost City in Colombia.
4. HOW MUCH OF A SURPRISE🎉
It’s important to decide how much of a surprise you want the trip to be. Do you want the entire thing to be a surprise or just the destination? This is down to how much you know the person and whether they like surprises. A study by British Airways suggests women want around 8 days notice to prepare for even short trips. Keep this in mind before you press the payment button! Also, do you want to pack your partner’s case and risk doing it wrong? These are all things to think about.
5. DO YOUR RESEARCH📚
Is there a Michelin-star restaurant in the city? Are the places to go that are very romantic or interesting? Doing your research before you go is essential when it comes to having fun and making the most of the trip. For instance, you probably never knew that the Museum of Broken Relationships is one of the top five best attractions in Zagreb. The person you’re surprising will love that you’ve put in the legwork for their surprise, so get Googling!
As you can see, there are plenty of things you need to keep in mind when you are looking to plan the perfect surprise trip. There is so much involved in the planning and booking process, and then you need to keep a secret on top of that. If you can think of other ideas to help with planning a surprise getaway, please leave suggestions in the comments section below.
✨TIME IS THE MOST PRECIOUS THING WE CAN GIFT OUR LOVED ONES✨