If you’ve been dreaming of a getaway but have been too busy to plan one, fret not! We have all the travel pointers you need to ride into the sunset stress-free.
FUN IN THE SUN | DOWN SOUTH AND DIRTY
First thing’s first—what kind of trip do you want to go on? There’s the option to relax on a Caribbean island with a piña colada to keep you cool, or something more daring like trekking through the jungles of Colombia to reach La Ciudad Perdida. Both choices offer undeniable “unplug-ability,” it just depends on the type of experience you’re seeking.
SHORT AND SWEET | IN IT FOR THE LONG-HAUL
Another factor that will help determine your trip is how many days you plan to take off. If it’s only one or two days, you might want to consider a flight that doesn’t exceed 6-7 hours. However, if you’re taking a full week, you can afford more time in the skies to a more exotic locale. JetBlue flies non-stop to many Caribbean islands a mere few hours away, as well as Colombia and Cuba. The best resource for international flights is skyscanner.com, a site that allows you to choose “everywhere” as a destination with flexible search dates.
SO LITTLE TIME | SO MUCH TO SEE
Activities and excursions are essential when it comes to planning your trip, so the best way to get the local perspective is to email or call a restaurant you’d like to make a reservation at and make small talk about the things that interest them in their city. Checking websites like Trip Advisor only give you a narrow tourist’s view of a place and the recommendations are often overwhelming. Going local is the best way to gain a true flavor of your destination.