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How to Plan the Perfect Holiday

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Whatever the time of year, there's something to be said for a relaxing holiday in a different environment. The secret to the perfect holiday is in the planning, so give yourself enough time to think about all the necessary things which will make your trip a dream vacation.

The location
The destination can make all the difference, and it also depends on what time of year you're going to be travelling. Travelling to a freezing cold country like Canada in the winter isn't a great idea for a romantic trip, and visiting Greece or Turkey in the middle of summer isn't nice if you don't like a lot of sunshine. If you're going with friends, make sure you all listen to each other's input about where each person would like to go.

The mode of transportation
Flying might be the best way if you're going from one country to another, but if you're only travelling a few hundred miles away from home, consider cutting the cost by driving or taking the train. When driving long distances, remember to check oil and water levels on your car, make sure the tyres are good and replace them with quality tyres from National Tyres if necessary. Look at a few different options for travelling and weight up the cost and convenience before making a final decision.

Add extra touches
This is particularly effective if you're going on holiday with your loved one, either for Valentine's Day or another special occasion. If you're flying, purchase a bottle of champagne and chocolates beforehand to make it extra romantic, or when you arrive at the destination, pull out a beautiful piece of jewellery from New Star Diamonds to give to her.

Plan things to do
Even the most relaxing of holidays can get a little bit boring if you don't have other things to do while you're there. If you're staying near a quaint little town, see if there are any shops or activities nearby that you could enjoy. Larger cities will have plenty more things on, but make sure you organise the time accordingly. This will allow you to fit in plenty of different things without feeling rushed or stressed. Writing out an itinerary isn't a bad idea either, then you know exactly what you need to go and at what time.

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