A surprise vacation is a brilliant idea, but only if it is executed with military precision! You have a lot of bases to cover for it to be a success, and not a source of stress. To guide you through the process of planning the perfect surprise vacation, here are 5 top tips.
This is trickiest part of planning a surprise vacation. You need to collude with your loved one’s boss to ensure that they can get the time off work. You will need to reserve the time well in advance so that they are less likely to have work commitments already booked in their schedule – and to ensure that no future obligations are arranged for that time. Make sure that the boss is aware that this is a surprise – you don’t want the cat being let out of the bag.
Not only do you have work commitments to field but home ones too. Their dog will need to be looked after while you are away, or dentist appointments rearranged. You will need access to their diary! Don’t forget things like asking a neighbor to water the plants if you are away over summer. Think outside of the box and provide solution to any sources of worry that may crop up once the big reveal happens!
You want to be able to enjoy this vacation without the stress of worrying about how you are going to fund it. Spend time to calculate exactly how much you can afford to spend. The good news is that because you have had to book time far in advance with work, you will have the opportunity to budget for your vacation.
TIP: If you share bank accounts, ask a friend or family member if they can pay for it and you repay them – otherwise you risk your loved one seeing the money leave the account, and it will no longer be a surprise!
Make a list of destinations that will appeal to your loved one. You’ll be able to narrow it down further down the line, by how accessible they are within the limits of your budget and the time that you have allocated for the surprise vacation. It’s a good idea to choose a destination that is versatile, for example, French Lick Resort is home to ideal hiking and biking trails, gourmet delights and spa experiences, and set within a stunning landscape that balances the historic charm. However, if you fancy something a bit different then there are plenty of places that you could go to. For example, if you are wanting a more luxurious vacation you can check out Los Altos, a five star beach hotel and spa in Manuel Antonio, Quepos or something similar.
You are going to have to pack for the surprise vacation, so make sure that you remember to include toiletries, cosmetics and styling products as well as the appropriate clothes! You want them to look as fabulous as you are going to make them feel!
A surprise vacation is a wonderful way to spend time with your loved one. You will both be rejuvenated and relaxed having spent some quality time together. It’s an extremely kind gesture that you are undertaking, and it will be the perfect antidote to daily stresses. Enjoy!