If you are gearing up for a big travelling adventure, one of the most fun parts is deciding where to make your stops along the way. To find all the best spots, you are going to have to do a bit of work, and the following is a look at how to go about finding those extra-special places that will make your adventure the trip of a lifetime.
Do your research
You are going to have to do your research, and while books and travel magazines can be very helpful, your best place to look for information is on the Internet. Check out the local city council websites for the areas you are thinking of visiting, as well as blogs relating to travelling in the area. Make sure you have searched everything to do with the places you are looking at visiting, because you may be surprised with what you find when you do a little research.
Pick the best time to visit
When it comes to travelling adventures, timing really is everything, so if you have a few places in mind you really want to visit, make sure you will be visiting there at the best possible time. There may be a huge annual festival, an epic sporting event, or, weather wise, some places may just not be very pleasant at certain times of the year. If you are planning on taking any tours, whether they be winery tours or a great ocean road tour, book early and be sure that you time your visit to perfection.
It is a good idea to have a few backup spots to visit, just in case your main choices end up falling through. You might not be able to get accommodation, or a natural disaster might take place just before you plan to visit, so be flexible with your planned stops, because having at least casually thought of a backup plan will put you miles ahead of most.
Listen to the locals
If you are on the road and meet up with some locals, listen up for what they consider to be the best places to stop, because they will definitely know their own area better than you. If you get lucky and meet the right people, you may be able to find out about some real hidden treasures.
Plan your transportation
It is all well and good to plan to visit some of those extra-remote spots, but unless you are going to have some way of getting there, your plans aren’t much chance of working out. Whether you plan on renting a car, catching buses or walking, think about what your mode of transportation is going to be, and make sure it is even possible.
Being able to find some of the best spots to stop on your adventure really does require having at least a little bit of luck, but the more effort you make, the more likely you are to have things go your way.