Secrets to a Happy Vacation

Did you know there is a correlation between happiness and travel?  There have been several published studies that have examined some of the most important elements of the happiest vacations. Life is too short to spend all your time just working. You should reward yourself for all your hard work by taking time to get away and enjoy fabulous vacations. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of some ways to make your next trip happier.

Make a vacation budget and plan ahead

By following this simple step, you can research and find the best deals. Allow yourself enough time to pay off your vacation before you actually leave. Your budget will help you know what you can afford, and planning ahead will give you time to make payments towards your vacation. There is no happier feeling than knowing your vacation is paid in full before you take it.  This is a great way to relieve stress.

Be creative and adventurous in your planning

Get out of your comfort zone.  Think of places you have always wanted to visit and just commit to going.  You will of course want to do your research to make sure the destination will offer all you desire out of your vacation.  Try not to keep going back to the same places. Explore new places!

Know what to expect 

Do your homework so you know what to expect once you actually arrive at your destination. Eliminate stress by researching attractions, local customs, exchange rates, and anything else that will be important in ensuring a great travel experience. Do everything you can to eliminate surprises and the unknown.  This will improve your travel experience.

Make a list

Part of having a great vacation experience is having all the things you will absolutely need while on vacation.  This may include having enough spending money, medication, weather-appropriate attire, comfortable shoes, passport, etc.  Make a list of all the things you will need in advance and start packing in advance so you give yourself enough time to recheck your list to ensure you have everything you need.


Not sure where to start with your vacation planning?  Let Elite Travel Team help you with your travel planning from A to Z.  Our qualified and caring travel consultants will hold your hands and guide you every step of the way.  We will work with you to customize cruises, all-inclusives, and destination vacations for you, your friends, and family.  We are open 8am to midnight CST 7 days per week.  Elite Travel Team will go above and beyond to help you plan your most memorable vacation experience.  Contact us today at or 866-218-9188.  You can also book online at  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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