Quiet solitude or bustling city life?
Mountains or beach?
Rest or activity?
Planned or spontaneous?
Staying at home and turning off all media, phones and outside contact?
A simple break from your routine?
Alone or with family and friends?
Visiting family or a foreign country?
Also consider personalities and preferences:
How much guilt-free down time do you and others need between activities?
Are you being realistic regarding time and costs for activities? <don't over-schedule>
What are your fellow traveler's expectations?
Have you planned for group activities that can lead to bonding?
A little pre-planning goes a long way in building happy and lasting memories. I bring essential oils with me to spray joy and peace in the new environment … works like a charm. I make sure we spend lots of time being silly and laughing and playing.
What things do you consider before taking a vacation?