Popular travel destinations and activities usually fill up quickly, which means if you want to experience them next year, you should book now. Here are some holiday spots that qualify and what you have to gain by planning now.
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Besides booking popular destinations as soon as possible, you should also apply for National Park or camping permits that run out quickly. Here are some common holiday spots and activities that you should book soon.
- Places With Short Temperate Seasons: Some countries, like Ireland or Scandinavia, have short summers when the weather is at it’s best. Planning now means you’ll be able to visit at the ideal time, and you’ll have your choice of place to stay.
- Wildlife Excursions: Safaris and other tours that focus on the local wildlife usually have limited spots, so they fill up quickly. If you want to go in ideal conditions or before the season ends, you should book in advance.
- Hiking Locales That Require a Permit: Popular trails, like the Inca Trail, Half Dome, and the Grand Canyon all require permits which can run out within a matter of minutes of registration opening.
- Destinations With Limited Lodging: Remote locales, like Tibet, don’t have many accommodation options, and often require local fixers to get the best experience, so they can fill up quickly if you don’t book far in advance.
Being able to have the trip you want, especially if you have a limited holiday budget or time off from work, can rely on getting the right permit or bookings. By planning your 2017 trip now, you’ll get your dream holiday rather than having to settle for second tier options that are available.