The holidays are just around the corner. Given the
number of days without work, a lot of people are already starting their travel
plans. It’s a time for families to get together and go to a lot of places.
The truth is that if you wanted to travel
during the holidays, you need to start planning months in advance. Tickets
quickly sell out. Hotel rooms are full. Even if you’re lucky to get a reservation,
the price might be twice as much as the usual amount.
If you are yet to start planning your trip, why don’t
you consider staying home for the holidays and go
on a trip once it’s over?
You have more time
Since you didn’t start planning the trip yet, you need
more time. You have to deal with all the details and it could take forever
before you get things done. Suspending your trip for a few weeks will buy you
some time and help you plan better. You also don’t want to rush the process
since you will settle on things you’re not happy about.
No more crowd
People get back to school and work after the holidays.
When you visit tourist destinations, you might have the entire places to
yourself. It’s less stressful to travel when there’s no crowd. You won’t deal
with heavy traffic. You can do a lot of things within a day. You would want
this smooth trip, and it’s only possible after the holiday season.
Prices could drop
It’s back to off-season again after the holidays.
Airlines and hotels are willing to drop their prices due to the low demand.
Since airlines have to keep flying their planes, they have no choice but to
sell tickets at a lower cost than not sell at all. It’s the same with hotels.
They would rather offer their premium rooms at a low price than leave them
empty. The promotions you could get after the holidays will motivate you to
suspend your holiday trip plans now.
The spirit of the holidays is still there
In many places, decorations remain up weeks after the
holidays. Holiday songs still keep playing. Even the weather remains the same.
As such, it will feel like you’re still traveling on a holiday. The only
difference is that you didn’t spend much. You won’t miss anything just because
you moved your trip a few days late.
It’s time to consider changing your plans now. Think
you can do at home during the holidays and postpone the trips a few weeks
later. File for a work leave now and ask your kids’ teachers that you have
scheduled trips after the holiday season.
You want to enjoy this trip and avoid getting stressed
out. Therefore, you need enough time to think about every detail and plan
things out. Talk to your family too since they might have other things in mind.
The point is that whether it’s the holidays or not, you spend time together as
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