Taking a vacation is usually something you desperately need, but if you’re not prepared, you could end up taking a trip that isn’t very impactful. Instead of just spending time in an unknown area, you want to ensure your trip, whether alone or with friends/family, is one that you’ll never forget. Explore the following XX ideas to make your trip one to remember.

Visit someplace new.

Chances are you have your go-to vacation spots, and while that’s all well and good, it makes it hard to separate the memories from the other trips. Instead, take some time to think of the unique and different places you want to visit and then go there. For instance, if you typically head to Disney World, why not take the kids somewhere else? You can opt for an exotic trip to another country, enjoy a family cruise, or you can stay Stateside and visit places with some rich history or other fun attractions. This way, you can ensure you create lasting memories that are separate from other trips.

Let someone else plan.

It’s hard to stray away from your favorite places or your typical itinerary when you’re always doing the planning. If you want a unique vacation, let someone else do the planning, whether it’s someone else in your family or if you use a travel agent. Sometimes by simply letting the go of the reigns you can explore options you would have never before considered, and this can make your trip truly memorable.

Create keepsakes.

The best way to make your trip memorable is to create keepsakes either for or from the trip. For instance, before you go, why not think of some custom vinyl ideas and create t-shirts for everyone on the trip. You can keep these all the same, or you can customize them to fit the attitude/style of those traveling with you. If you prefer to do the post-trip keepsake, consider making ornaments, scrapbooks, or other vacation memory idea to keep the trip fresh in everyone’s mind.

Don’t stress the small stuff.

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “I need a vacation after my vacation.” This is usually said when you’re pumping yourself too hard to accomplish certain things, whether it’s seeing certain sights or visiting certain attractions. Trying to do this will usually stress you out, and when there are unforeseeable circumstances that arise to ruin your plans, it can heighten that stress level. Instead, just try to relax on your vacation and let the small stuff fade away. By doing this, you’ll be more relaxed on your vacation, and this will make everyone around you enjoy the trip more as well.

Do something for everyone.

Not everyone has the same idea of fun, and this can make vacations tricky. IN order to create a truly memorable vacation, you need to be sure you plan for everyone in attendance. For instance, if you are taking a trip with your children, don’t forget to do something the adults will enjoy as well. Be sure to talk with your children before you go so they fully understand what to expect while on your trip. If you are going with adults, make sure to get “bucket lists” from everyone and do everything you can to accommodate these lists. This way, the trip is fair to everyone and those in attendance will at least get one thing that’s special to them.

The next time you start to plan a vacation, use these tips to make your trip one that you and your friends/family will never forget.