Now one of the easiest ways to start on your journey to an unforgettable summer is by doing some “window shopping”. Get a feel for what you want this summer to be all about and brainstorm ideas! Whether you’re dreaming of going to festivals, concerts, or traveling to your dream vacation spot, you need to know what you want and what you can achieve!
Once you have a general idea of how you want your summer to look, you need to start laying down some groundwork. First off, do you have any plans or events that normally occur in summer? These can be family gatherings, business trips, or any previous commitments. As soon as you have these dates, mark them on your calendar in order to avoid double-booking yourself later. After that, it just becomes a search for what fun events and trips fit into your schedule!
3) Chat With Friends And Family
I cannot stress this one enough for making summer plans! Countless times I have made plans weeks in advance with family or friends, only to have them bail last minute. Keep in mind that not everyone may be as prepared as you, so constantly communicate with friends and family to make sure they are cued in on your summer festivities.
4) Cash Flow
Other than traveling and committing to fun summer activities, having the finances to do so can be extremely challenging. Having an idea of what you want to do ahead of time lets you look up event details, prices, or check hotel rates. Gathering information early will allow you to really see what you’re getting yourself into financially this summer. So, figure out your plans, who you’re going with, and make sure everyone has money to make it happen. Plus, if you decide all this early enough, people can push to get more commissions, go for a company bonus, or maybe even just take on a second job for more cash.
Depending on what stage of life you’re in or what exactly you’re doing for the summer, transportation can sometimes be a hassle. Maybe you have to carpool, or you have that family member who refuses to travel a certain way. Either way, sometimes getting to summer events and activities can take some planning, so you need to make sure whatever transport you’re using is reliable. Be sure to get your car checked out at the shop before going on any major road trips and be sure that if you’re carpooling, everyone brings gas money to contribute!
6) Make Room For Extensions
The cool thing about summer is the fact it’s so long; however, much of that time gets taken up by plans and work. Something I would suggest doing is planning on extended stays when you are traveling or going on vacation. Always be sure you have enough cash and supplies to stay longer than expected. Sometimes things happen and leaving a few days later might really benefit you! Or sometimes you might be having so much fun that you want to stay a bit longer. Either way, its always a safe idea to plan for a few more days than what you’re expecting.