How to Plan for the Summer Vacation of Your Dreams

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Maybe you have reached a point in your life where you have the time and the funds to take the dream vacation of a lifetime. Perhaps you have saved and reamed for many years and now the time has come to plan this exquisite trip.

If you are lucky enough to already know exactly where you want to go and what you want to do once you get there, consider yourself very lucky. That is not always the case. You may have multiple places of which you are thinking and are trying to whittle down your choices. However there are people who have been making plans in their heads for decades about a special place they have always wanted to see.

Transportation Options

If you have already decided on your ultimate place to visit there are many options for getting there. You can possibly cruise, rent a car, take a guided bus trip or if you are financially able you can fly on a private jet plane.

Flying on a private jet is the ultimate in a luxury dream vacation. There are a number of companies with whom you can fly and it pays to compare and contrast costs, benefits and other variables. The location from which you depart can also make a difference in your trip.

If what you’re looking for is a bit of  luxury, you can fly out of the New York private jet airport. In fact, since New York is close to a number of other states in every direction, you can take advantage of airfields closer to your home state as well. Whether you need a private plane for just your family or a larger model for a group of most sizes private jet companies can accommodate you. Flying from a private airfield offers you a quieter, less chaotic and more serene experience than flying in a commercial plane from one of New York State’s many commercial airports.

What Steps Must you Consider for Your Trip

What other decision do you need to make when making your plans? Before deciding where you want to go you need to decide on the actual dates. You may need to consider whether those dates are high or low season where you want to go. You also must consider the weather for those particular dates. Are there special events that will happen during the dates you prefer? Will you be going specifically for these events or would you prefer to avoid going when everyone else is?

Deciding on a Budget

It would be awesome if money was no object for you but realistically it will certainly play into your plans. Depending on where you are going you need to figure out how much you will need to spend and how much you can actually spend on this trip. You must figure in things like transportation, hotel or Airbnb, food, entertainment and perhaps souvenirs. It would be unfortunate if you get to your destination only to find that you did not plan for enough funds to pay for everything you have planned. In fact, you should plan out what you want to experience, check out the costs and include the costs in your plan. If you are going with others you all need to share what you feel will be the costs so that everyone knows them in advance. If you are going as a family, everyone needs to know what you can afford to do and what might be out of your range so that there are no arguments, tantrums or disappointments.

Details, Details and more Details

If your family likes the beach or cabins in the mountains you may not need to plan as many details as if you were going to a large city where there is way too much to do for any one trip. But even still there are lots of details to plan. What are you taking? Are you bringing food with you? Has your car been serviced? If you skimp on plan making you will encounter way too many issues when on your trip and none of them are enjoyable. By deciding in advance and planning most everything you reduce the number of issues you might encounter.


Wherever you decide to go, how to get there and what to do when you are there, every vacation can be a dream vacation with the right planning. Make sure you plan time to enjoy yourself and have a great time!