1. Vacations and vacation planning are good for you.
“We know that taking a break is extremely good for one’s mental health,” says Susan Krauss Whitbourne, an adjunct professor of gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, who frequently writes about the benefits of vacation. “It puts you in a different frame of mind, gets you out of your standard patterns and can give you time with family.”
The type of vacation (and how you plan it) matters, too. If planned poorly, a vacation can actually lead to more stress. Taking the time to plan the trip can help ensure things run smoothly. According to a 2010 report, 28% of people who said they had a bad vacation also said they left planning to the last minute.
Don’t be that person! Take your well-earned vacation time and plan ahead for it to reap the most benefits from it. You deserve it!
2. Get the best selection of Topsail vacation rentals.
It makes sense that the earlier you book your accommodations, the better selection of vacation rentals you will have. If you wait too long, you’re definitely going to have less options and a more narrow selection of properties left from which to choose.
3. Planning your vacation early saves you money.
Speaking of saving money, planning your Topsail Island vacation early saves you in the long run by giving you the time you need to research the best deals, discounts, savings and specials. This holds true not only for your accommodations, but also the other big ticket vacation items you’re saving money for including transportation, vacation adventures, local attractions, and meals.
Draw up a vacation itinerary in advance of your trip and start penciling in the places you want to go, the things you want to do, and the experiences you plan to have. Check online for discounts and specials, follow social media accounts, and sign up for newsletters and emails from the places that are on your vacation to-do list. That way you’ll be informed of what’s happening, where to find savings and what you’ll need to know before you arrive.
If you missed it, you definitely want to read our previous post on the 20 Best Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips guaranteed to save you money.
4. You will have something to look forward to.
Last but not least, you are giving yourself and your family the gift of anticipation, knowing that you have an awesome family vacation planned for the coming year.
The satisfaction and excitement that you get every time you mark off the days on your calendar are priceless—especially when each day brings you closer to the moment when your toes are in the sand, you have a cold drink in your hand, and your watch can be set to island time. Cheers to that!
Start planning your Topsail, North Carolina beach vacation today! You’ll be oh so glad that you did. Let us know if we can help you get started.