If you are a person who is full of travel and enthusiastic spirit and is not happy with any travel agent deciding about your travel planning, then you must plan a do it yourself holidaying where you can decide better for yourself. Though, it may be a little long but the idea is not that bad and in the end you gain certain amount of satisfaction for not having dependent on the travel guide.
The first and the most important step is taking decision about what kind of holiday do you want. The destination which you choose whether is it for young people, old people, people who like to be in sunshine with places which are bright, history people, party loving people or place which has animals and is loved by animal lovers.
The next is how you choose a proper holiday destination. For this you must be very honest and ask your holiday partner or family, incase if the entire family plans a holiday destination, what kind of experience they are awaiting for from the trip and the place which you choose, whether it’s a beach or the sun side in the beach or would they want to enjoy the culture of the place or cuisine or some kind of exotic hideaway etc. This entire planning requires a very honest answer which only you can give.
Doing a lot of research about the place were you plan the trip is very important. Research, about the place, whether it has all the requisites for a perfect holiday which you are planning or hoping. The weather, how it should be when you reach there, the food and beverages, the rates, and all other necessary details are very important to be taken care of before you plan the trip.
Looking over the maps is very vital as you must have all the geographical details of the place which you plan to travel. A mobile map is also very useful but prior to planning a trip it is very important that you have all the geographical details. For example, if you are planning to travel to Greece, find out how many other inhabited islands are there in Greece. Find out about other islands like argo-saronic islands near Athens, the syclades, Dodecanese Island, the Ionia island etc. Explore about the regions and take a look in the map, try to find out whether it is worth visiting etc.
Then, the next planning that you must do is how to reach there and what are the other requisites that need to be fulfilled. Try to find out about the how to reach the desired destination, whether by ferry or flight or taxi. Whichever is going to be the best way of travelling once you reach the destination? Whether, any booking needs to be done prior to the destination etc.
Then try to explore about the timings of the destination, whether it will take 12 hour or more and many other such research needs to be done. It also includes the hotels and motels which you choose and the type of room, whether luxury room or a simple room. The food type which is served or will you like to take the food outside, etc. Once you have taken care of the other details and researched well then you are ready for the trip!