Sometimes it’s hard to choose a destination for your next trip. You would like to go somewhere but are not quite sure where. Well, nobody can give you a perfect solution, but here are some tips that can help you in making your mind.

#1 – What kind of trip are you looking for?

First, you should decide what are you up to. City break, sunbathing at the beach or looking for the culture? When you figure it out, you could get closer to the idea of your perfect destination.

#2 – Take a look at the train/plane tickets promotions

This can really help you decide!

An excellent way to keep an eye on the promotions is to subscribe to the newsletter or to like the company’s Facebook page. By doing this, you will be the first to know when the new promotions or offers are on.
Since I’m living in The Netherlands I’m usually looking for some good deals here: KLM Promotions. Remember, earliest you book a better price you’ll get.
It’s the same with the trains. If you are planning to go to France or Belgium, keep an eye on Thalys.

Prices are usually cheapest three months before departure date, but now and then you can also found great last minute deals.
Take a look at NS International, because it’s also a good starting point for the trains.

#3 – Take a look at the photos of destination

By doing this, you can quickly get an idea of what to expect. And not by losing to much time researching and going through a lot of not useful web sites.

#4 – What the others tells about it – Travel forums

Usually, it works perfectly for me. You will get the best advice about the hotels, restaurants and bars, but as well about the things to do, from other travellers. A lot of great tips can be found at Tripadvisor or Lonely Planet. But, take a look at the travel forums as well, because usually, they are a great source of information.

#5 – Go to the tourism website of the town

If you will write down the name of a destination in a browser, and add word tourism to it, you will get an official town’s tourist website. Usually, they are providing a lot of info, especially about the museums, events and places to visit. If there is a special event at the time you are planning to travel, it could help you make your mind.
It can also be a great source of information for your personal travel guide.

If you follow these five tips, hopefully, you will get a better idea about your next trip.
What are your rituals when looking for the next trip?