Planning a trip can be a daunting task, especially if you’re traveling to a new destination. From booking flights to finding the best hotel, there’s a lot to do. But there’s one thing that can make your trip even better: upgrading your experience. This means making it more memorable and fun. Here are some ways to upgrade your next travel experience:
1. Get a Room with a View
It’s not surprising that hotels would want to put you in the best room they’ve got. They want you to stay there next time, and they want you to tell your friends. So a hotel room with a view is always going to be more expensive than one without. The difference can be significant, but for the most part, it’s worth it. When you’re that high up, even if you don’t have any special view from your room (like in a corner of an L-shaped building), the outside world is still much more visible. And when you’re looking out from your own window, it feels like you’re looking at something special just for yourself. It adds a little sparkle—or, perhaps, a twinkle—to your experience. Also, with views come opportunities for taking pictures and videos that will remind you of this trip long after it’s over. The higher up, the better the picture—and usually, the more expensive the room.
2. Use the Concierge Service
When you’re traveling, it’s normal to want to be kind and respectful of the culture that you’re in while still getting what you need. But sometimes, this can feel like a balancing act. At times, you might feel like you have to ask for something in a way that doesn’t offend the locals. The concierge can help with this. For example, if you’re staying at a hotel and want dinner reservations or a place to go dancing, the concierge can assist. They’ll make sure that your needs are met, but they’ll also do it in a way that won’t ruffle any feathers. This is especially important if you’re visiting somewhere for business because it makes sure that people take you seriously as an authority figure. The best part about using the concierge is that it also makes sure that everything is taken care of for you behind the scenes. You’ll never know what sort of strings was pulled behind your back to make sure everything goes smoothly until after it’s over. It gives you a sense of security to know that there’s someone around who knows what they’re doing and can take good care of your needs during travel.
3. Upgrade to Business Class on an International Flight
While there are some great deals to be found for budget travelers, business class is often the most comfortable and enjoyable way to fly. It’s usually not a huge difference in price, so it will make you feel like you got a lot more out of your travel dollars than you would have if you’d chosen economy class. On a long flight, the extra room and amenities can make the flight seem shorter and more enjoyable. And when you’re traveling internationally, business class is often the only way to get a meal on a red-eye flight. If business class isn’t enough, you can usually find ways to upgrade to a private jet. There are many types of private jets with different rates that are best suited for your budget.
4. Enjoy a Complimentary Breakfast in Bed
Having breakfast in bed sounds luxurious and indulgent, but it’s actually quite affordable. Even if you’re traveling to a new place, the idea isn’t completely out of the question—in fact, you may have a much better experience than if you were to go out for breakfast. The most expensive meal of the day is also the one that people tend to rush through. When you’re rushing to get a bite at a restaurant while also trying to get ready for your day, it’s inevitable that you’ll have less time to savor each bite, which means less satisfaction from your meal. In that same vein, by staying in instead of going out on your day off from sightseeing, you’ll be able to relax and really enjoy those few moments when you’d be eating breakfast in bed. It’s well worth the splurge!
Your final destination is whatever you make of it. Even if you’re stuck in a rut, the best way to get out of it is to take a leap and try something different. If you do that and keep an open mind going forward, that’s just the beginning of your adventure.