Jason Holland of Travel Simplicity visiting the crocodiles. ©2012 Sandy HollandWhen should I start planning my vacation?
Start planning for your next vacation as early as possible. We recommend 6 months to 1 year in advance. In some cases you will want to start even earlier.

Why? We get busy and have busy lives. If you do not plan in advance then most likely you will not go on vacation at all or end up doing something last minute that may stress you out or not be what you really wanted to do. Planning in advance also allows you to save up your pennies so that you can experience the things you always wanted to do.

Practically, as time gets closer to your travel dates the availability of popular B&Bs, hotels, and activities goes down as people make their reservations before you and therefore the cost goes up. Airfare increases exponentially the closer you get to your travel dates.