It’s never too early to make your travel plans. This is what I learned this last week as I helped my client arrange his travel itinerary here in the Philippines as his virtual personal assistant. There are just so many factors that you need to take into account and you can better foresee them if you planned early. Plus, you get so many good deals when you make your reservations months in advance, like cheaper air fares and hotel rates.
This is what I had in mind when I searched for possible vacation spots on Black Friday 2011. Also known as Good Friday, Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
Americans have their own Black Friday, which they usually celebrate on the 4th Friday of November. It falls after Thanksgiving and is considered to be a major SALE day because it traditionally signifies the start of the Christmas shopping season.
Anyway, back to my travel plans. The popular beaches would be definitely full that time next year so I have no plans of going to any of them. I don’t like crowded beaches and I’m not a big fan of beach parties either. Baguio is out of the options because it’s the summer capital of the Philippines. People will be flocking there like migrating birds hoping to enjoy the cooler climate.
The one option I can think of this time to push father north than Baguio. Vigan in Ilocos is a good option, but I want to try Batanes with my Maf. She wants to go there badly and I guess that will be a good time as any to visit that cold place.