Why Your Travel Preferences Should Drive Trip Planning

Everyone has their own likes and dislikes, preferences, and stuff they would rather not touch with a ten-foot pole. This is true for everyone and everything, but your preferences become especially important when you are planning your trip, where they might determine whether it will be an incredible, amazing experience or something you only remember with a shudder, so it makes sense to plan your trip around what you like or not. This guide is going to help you figure that out, so let’s jump right in to your guide to trip planning. 

Your Interests

When you are planning your itinerary, it is important to think of destinations and activities that align with your interests and hobbies, so if you are an adrenaline junkie, you may want to go jet skiing, mountain climbing, or something of that nature. Or perhaps you are a nature lover and want to go on a safari instead or go hiking through the mountains with the proper guides like those at shaibarilan.co.il, or you are more of a history buff and want to visit museums, or iconic landmarks, and historical sites. Your interests are one of the priorities on a trip, as you are going for pleasure and not business, so plan accordingly. 


The least fun factor to consider, your budget, is no less important and plays a crucial role in what your trip will look like. Consider how much you are willing to spend on transportation, accommodation, meals, and things to do, which will help you determine what is important to you, and make informed decisions when choosing destinations and experiences. So if you are on a tighter budget, you may want to go for cheaper accommodations, free or low-cost attractions or activities, and local transportation. On the flip side, if your budget is more flexible, splurging on private tours, luxury accommodations, and dining experiences right out of a movie, it all depends on you and what your budget allows. 


Solo or Not?

With whom you travel plays an important role in your overall experience. Are you alone? If you are traveling by yourself, you will be completely in charge, with no restrictions on where to go and what to do, freedom in its purest form, and a journey of self-discovery, but also no one else you can rely on. But if you are going with someone else, especially as a couple, you may have a romantic getaway, an experience neither of you will ever forget. If you are traveling with a group, however, you may have an experience that forges a strong bond of camaraderie and brotherhood between all of you, but it will also require compromise, accepting that you are not on your own, and having others’ feelings and preferences to consider. With a group, though, you also get the bonus of not having all the responsibility on yourself, and if something goes wrong or you get sick or injured, you will have people around you to take care of you.

Planning your trip can almost be as fun as the trip itself, but you need to take your preferences into account if you want it to be a truly amazing experience. Use this small guide as a sort of jumping board to get you started.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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