Do you find yourself continuously operating like a pre-programmed robot following a fixed schedule and routine over and over again? Has your life turned into a never ending loop of the same work schedule, the same errands, and the same problems?

Then you my friend are in desperate need of an unplanned, unexpected holiday! It can be with your family, with your friends or even alone. The idea is to escape your boring stressful routine and add some fun to your life.

You’re doing yourself a big disservice if you’re not exploring different avenues while you’re still young.

If Netflix, twitter, and Instagram are your ideas of ‘entertainment’ then yes you desperately need help!

Your capacity is limitless don’t constrict it. Below is an easy to follow 5 point guide on how to make your dream trip happen – Let’s get started!

  1. Decide on a Date

The first thing you need to do to get the ball rolling is decide on a date. Grab your work schedule and figure out by when you can clear up all pending assignment, and decide a timeframe when you know you won’t have any other professional or personal commitments to hold you back. You have to make sure that this day is not too soon (so you don’t die of anxiety) and not too far (so you don’t get fed up by the anticipation), a delicate balance has to be maintained.

  1. Where do you Want to go?

Deciding on where you want to spend your dream holiday can be nerve wrecking. It really depends on the type of traveler you are.

Are you a nature lover who dreams of living in the mountains with scenery, lakes, and wildlife? Then a trip to Switzerland should be a good choice. Are you fascinated by ancient structures, monuments, and historic tales? Then pay a visit to the ancient city of Rome or Venice and view gorgeous cathedrals and museums up close. Or are you simply a crazy shopaholic? Then a classic trip to Dubai is guaranteed to meet your expectations.

If all else fails, you can always just spin a globe to decide where you want to spend your dream holiday.

  1. Book your Tickets & Hotels

The next thing you need to do to ensure that you don’t change your mind or delay your trip is book your tickets. Yep, don’t leave any window open to allow fate to intervene. Book your flight tickets well before the decided date.

All you have to do is visit, enter your travel date and destination and choose from a list of hotels that fit your budget. It’s simple, convenient and affordable.

  1. Clear your Schedule

Before you leave, make sure that you take care of any unattended business. Clear up things at work and notify all your colleagues that you’ll be out of the country for the next few days. So if there’s even a fire you should be the last person they notify – Trust me, you need to make it clear, otherwise, you’ll be stuck in your hotel rooms replying to emails all day!


  1. Book Trips and Plan an Itinerary

Once everything is taken care of here, plan how you want to spend your time when you land – The places you want to see, the things you want to do, and the food you want to try. Planning an itinerary beforehand is always a good idea. It gives you perspective and guides you where you should be spending your time.

And that’s it! These are the basics you need to cover to make your trip happen. You only need a leap of faith, a little bit of courage and a strong sense of self-value. You need to realize that taking time off and spending it on yourself is sometimes not a luxury but a necessity.

Every once in a while we all need to relax with no mental schedule working through our heads – It’s the most liberating feeling in the world!


The article is written by Umana Khan for . Umana is an A Level graduate , a full-time travel writer and blogger.