How to travel smart

Travel farther and travel often. That is something that I have always believed in. Because travelling is the only way to explore – at times the world, at others your soul. With the holiday season around the corner, it made sense if I could lend a helping hand to your travel plans.

I always plan my holidays in advance. It not only helps you plan better, but an organized approach always adds to your indulgence in an unexplored country. Something that Mr. Ahmed M. Soliman, Managing Director of TCA of group of companies, also agrees to. In fact, Mr.Ahmed takes it a step further by adding that holiday should be different for families, for couples and for singles.

More often than not when you travel with your family, the priority is your children because it is that joy on their face that gives you the sense of accomplishment. Thus one should choose destinations for a family holiday that are high on activities involving children. A preferable choice could be somewhere within 3-4 hours of flying distance and one that also has stringent security measures. Mr. Ahmed suggests that the Islands of Indian Ocean, North Africa, Oman, Turkey are all great places to indulge in if you have to plan to holiday with your family.

The criteria however differs a little when it comes to couples planning an escape. Firstly, couples need to decide if they want to have a Break the Bank kind of holiday or one which within the budget. Also, if I can safely assume that couples would want an added tinge of adventure & more of exploration, a 5-8 hours of flying distance should be good to take them to their havens. That would get Europe within striking distance, and countries like Spain, Italy, Greece give the perfect concoction of adventure, leisure, culinary and natural beauty of the land. Mr. Ahmed also advises on places like Phuket & Bali, which are great holiday destinations for both couples and singles.

Talking of singles planning a holiday, there probably cannot be better a destination than South and South East Asia. Countries like India, Thailand, Malaysia are exactly what would soothe your soul when you are out to explore the unexplored.

And just when I was losing myself in planning my next trip, Mr. Ahmed rightly reminded me of the Travel Check List that every traveler must not forget. So please ensure that your passport has enough validity, be aware of the Visa regulations of the country you are visiting, don’t blindly jump into a last minute deal breaker, keep embassy contacts handy and of course, take care of your luggage.

I truly believe that travel is the only thing you buy, that makes your life richer. So now, with these travel tips, am also set to plan my next holiday. Would love to know where you are

planning to travel this summer?

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