In this episode, we discuss various factors which may influence one’s decision as to where to go, be it for a short vacation, or during longer full-time travel. We also discuss our decision-making process and how we choose our next destination.
This is an abbreviated list of some of the points that we discuss:
DIY vs travel planner or agent
The political stability of a country / region
Weather (temperature, rain, humidity)
Seasons (peak tourist seasons, local festivals etc.)
Initial transport cost & time
Visa requirements (cost & duration of stay)
Destination/activity specific holidays (Kilimanjaro, scuba diving)
Type of trip or holiday (beach, city, hiking, adventure, culture)
Degree of comfort/luxury expected
Cost of daily living
Ease of movement / infrastructure / public transport / vehicle rental
Current opportunities (which may not always be…) - say YES to opportunities!