Travel hounds, read this: it’s perfectly okay to go out and about when you’re visiting another location. Far too often we read on travel forums how people traveled nearly two thousand miles around the world, only to end up sitting in their hotel rooms all day, reading. Watching television.
Before we get too far off track, we’re not saying that you can’t do these things. By all means if you want to travel that far just to do the things that you could do at home, you should definitely do that. If that’s what’s going to make you happy, you should go for it. However, there’s going to come a point where it would be smarter to actually try to incorporate a little more fun in your vacation. After all, you don’t get to take off that much time during the year to just get away, so why not make it special?
Traveling during Halloween is fun because you will be able to get some time for yourself to just relax and have some fun. Going to costume parties in other locations can be funny and entertaining because the local flavor often creeps in. While some cultures don’t recognize Halloween, they do have a strong expat community. So you will still be able to have a good time with the other people from your country that have settled in the region and want to have some fun too. It just depends on your perspective and what you’re trying to go for.
In order to really have fun, you should wait until you’ve arrived at your new destination before you build your Halloween costume. Some items for Halloween can raise suspicion at the airports.
Speaking of airports, you need to make sure that you’ve actually taken measures into your own hands. Things are going to be pretty crazy this time of year, and you don’t want to try to wait till the last minute before you take your flight. That would be downright silly and end up costing you a lot of valuable time when you’re trying to get things done. Arriving three hours in advance might sound a little too conservative for some people to handle, but the truth is that you can actually do a lot more than you realize if you just focus on what needs to happen rather than what you think should happen. You might be expecting a quick processing, but that’s not going to be the case. It would be just better to bake in as much time as you can. This is double the case if you’re not traveling alone. Other people tend to slow you down without expecting it, which means that you will need to plan for even more time if you know that the other parties in your travel group tend to do that to you.
Another point that you might want to consider is the overall culture that you’re going to be coming into. As much as you want to have some good fun in another location, you still want to make sure that you respect the cultural tones of the new country. Keep the partying reasonable and respectful — you’ll go a lot farther than if you just assume the obnoxious tourist routine. It doesn’t look good on anyone, you know!
Are you ready to plan for a Halloween trip? It’s coming down to the final wire if you really want to plan ahead, so make sure that you start putting in your bookings today!