Dreams or destiny ๐Ÿ‘ป


Our dreams decide our destiny. And so whether it’s our destiny or our destination, who should decide? We or someone else? I have always believed it’s going to be me. And only me.

We love to travel often and experience the new. In this beautiful world.

Many of my friends ask me. How do you plan your holidays? I smile & tell them, it’s easy. It only requires our will and some time. Why waste our hard earned money on travel companies, taking us for a ride. When the ride is ours, we should decide.

And so today I share the first of my simple planning tips in this New Year.

The first thing that I do is to book the hotels. Which I suggest, you should too. Because when you book early, you get wider choices and probably the best rates. But be sure to go for the “Pay later at Hotel” option. That has two advantages. First, if due to any unforeseen circumstances you have to cancel or postpone your trip, you do not lose any money. Second, if the rates come down by any chance or you come across a better property, you can cancel and book again. Either way it’s your gain.

We have been able to visit just 14 odd countries in the last three years. Not too much and there is still a long way to go for us. But when it comes to hotels, my trusted partner all through has been Booking.com

And so as I sign off and start planning for our May-June summer holidays this year, they are going to be there with us again. To give us the best options, the most cost effective solutions and in effect, the most pleasurable holidays.

Hotels around the world

And when you start planning your holidays, try your hotel bookings on Booking.com through your favorite travel blog for the best deals and offers and you are going to surely thank me for it. Also, you could check out the reviews of mine on TripAdvisor, in over 50 cities in India and abroad, for hotels, places of interest and activities which over 70,000 readers from all across the world have benefited from. Do get back if you need any help. I am learning everyday, but can still help in making your holidays very special ๐Ÿ˜Š

Plan your dream destinations and your stay with help that does not cost you anything. Booking.com booking option is now available on your favorite travel blog,“Travel with passion”. Would be back soon with some more useful travel tips. Till then, keep enjoying and having fun. Wish you happiness and only happiness in this new year. And the best of holidays, to keep our balance in life ๐Ÿคธ



  1. Planning ahead certainly makes trips better!

  2. Lalit says:

    Informative Article: such a nice article with beautiful pictures keep posting.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Lalit.

  3. Funke Olotu says:

    That bookings website sounds amazing. Planning ahead is key cause it reduces the number of things you can forget, -5 least for me
    Information article !

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes it is Funke.And once you make a few bookings they make you a Genius member with added benefits like early check-in & late check-out with selected hotels.

  4. Ben Butler says:

    Great post. I have never used a travel agency and I never will. They have to make money, which means I get charged more. I can do it all myself.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      You are like me Ben.Cheers๐Ÿ‘

  5. Thank you for reminding us that our dreams indeed are our destiny. I will now conscientiously dream of living near the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Cara we must continue to dream.Dreams I believe turn real.

  6. Theresa says:

    Planning ahead and as early as possible is a great way to get the most bang for your buck. I will be doing 4 countries this summer, but I’ve already started booking our activities now so I can get the best prices available.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Same here Theresa.Just got my visa for my travel this summer & planning started in January.

  7. artchee says:

    The color s of the water look amazing! :0)

  8. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I agree with you 100%. There are so many apps and websites that are good resources to get deals on airfare and accommodation. As long as we are resourceful enough. traveling should not be that costly.

  9. Porsha Carr says:

    Seriously day dreaming of that place wow

  10. I like your idea of paying later at the hotel; I’d never thought of that!

  11. Sara Welch says:

    We love using Trip Advisor; I’m glad people like you give honest reviews on that platform! It helps us so much when we are planning our destination.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Sara.

  12. Wendy Polisi says:

    Traveling for holidays would be a blast. I just don’t have the funds to do so.

  13. Fatima D Torres says:

    I love a good destination vacation. We’re planning one for the family next year. Should be fun!

  14. We’re off on vacation now with the kids. It’s more of a staycation, but it’s nice to be away for a bit.

  15. emman damian says:

    I miss traveling for holidays! I need some break too! Keep it up!

  16. Paula Schuck says:

    I agree and have used Booking.com in the past. I have also used Hotels.com and trivago at different times. It just pays to shop around for deals.

  17. cinny says:

    I typically plan ahead as well. Stress earlier makes the trip stress-free later.

  18. Erin Knight says:

    Nice tips! I like to use booking.com as well, they have made the reservation easy to change and cancel.

  19. Cobus vdM says:

    Thanks for very informative travel information.
    I envy you for visiting 14 countries in such a short period of time.
    Your booking info is very helpful. Tkanks

  20. Snehal says:

    I always check reviews on trip advisor. First time reading about booking site. Will check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. KeshiaRichmond says:

    The author gives us plenty of great reasons to plan my dream destinations today as well as some good resources for doing so.

  22. terristeffes says:

    I will check out booking.com We are in the midst of planning three vacations, one to Cabo, one to Barcelona and one to Florida. I’ll see how they can help us out!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Terri you could check it out. Once you book a few they extend Genius membership free where then there are a little special rates. Also most properties have pay later at hotel option.

  23. That sounds like a great app to try! Thank you so much for the tips!

  24. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    Thank you for these tips. We have not been traveling much since last year but if we do push through with our plans late this year, I will make sure I heed your advice.

  25. Heather says:

    You’re making me want to travel! Love seeing all about your adventures!

  26. I love to travel with my husband and hope that someday we can do more of it! This is a great blog post. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Blair villanueva says:

    Some are really having hard time to schedule their vacation coz of work. But if they can really prioritize themselves, its easy. Travel is my passion, and i dont spend on things that wouldnt lead me to travel.

  28. Love that you get to travel the world! One of my goals for 2019!

  29. Erica says:

    Thanks for the tips! The best way to travel is with an itinerary!

  30. Elizabeth O says:

    I like to book my travel with booking.com. I had hem way before. The app is very efficient.

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