New Year, New Places to Visit

Sian Pages – Travel Planner

As we approach the threshold of 2024, many of us have ambitious aspirations for the year that lies ahead.

What personal commitments do you intend to uphold?

Are you inclined towards the tradition of setting resolutions?

Personally, I gravitate towards the concept of New Year decisions – incremental pledges that have the potential to unfold into significant opportunities.

One of these is the strategic planning of the upcoming year.

While you may not have every destination meticulously mapped out, the deliberate commitment to schedule time off in advance can simplify the process.

The graphic below, demonstrates why.

1. It makes travel more affordable

Embark on a journey where the priceless memories you create are the jewels of your adventure. Imagine reaching your destination effortlessly, indulging in luxurious accommodations, savouring delectable meals at charming restaurants, and immersing yourself in authentic local experiences – all made possible through a thoughtful commitment.

By planning your trips in advance, you not only secure the voyage of a lifetime but also grant yourself the opportunity to gradually build up the resources needed to turn your travel dreams into reality.

It’s not just a trip; it’s a deliberate investment in the extraordinary tapestry of moments that will enrich your life.

2. Dedicate time to design the ideal travel plan

Paid leave is a precious commodity and travel is a privilege. To elevate your next adventure to its utmost potential, consider my secret weapon: strategic planning.

When time away is a finite resource, having the time to craft and personalise your itinerary empowers you to maximize every moment.

Embrace this thoughtful approach to travel planning and unlock the full spectrum of possibilities, ensuring your journey is nothing short of extraordinary.

3. Have access to the amazing bits

Imagine the joy of not just finding a place to stay but securing tickets to sold-out events, reservations at sought-after restaurants, and experiencing plenty of WOW moments.

This travel superpower is within reach, and it all starts with a vision.

Dive into the realm of possibility, fuelled by early planning and meticulous research. Instead of merely stumbling upon hidden gems, let your journey be guided by experts.

In this way, your journey becomes not just a series of destinations but a curated adventure, a canvas painted with the colours of your aspirations and the vibrancy of the world awaiting your discovery.

4. Stay in the Best Accommodation

Discovering the perfect accommodation is so important to your trip, a note that resonates through the success of your journey.

By planning in advance, we can meticulously research all options, that not only align with your budget but also give you access to the ideal location.

When left too late, the options become limited and we work with what remains.

Perhaps your dreams include glamping in a US National Park or sleeping under the stars in Africa. These dreams are easily achieved with careful planning.

5. Savour the Anticipation

OK, so the instant gratification of a last-minute getaway is thrilling for sure, but there’s true joy in the planning, a smug awareness that you have it all sorted.

It also gives you time to really think about your destination, to anticipate what you will do whilst there, how it will look and feel.

In our busy lives, where there is always something vying for our attention and distracting us from doing the things we want, having your holidays booked in advance means you have one less thing to worry about organising.

Get in touch

If you’d like to discuss future travel plans you have in mind, get in contact with our in-house travel consultant, Sian Pages, on

Sian will be more than happy to spend time talking you through your options; remembering her service is delivered at no cost to clients and professional connections of Longhurst.

Happy Adventures!