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Day 9: Travel Summary Chart

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Day 9: Travel Summary Chart

10DBC Day 9


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#10DBC Day 10: Location independence


This is the penultimate challenge (not very often that word can be used!). If you want to participate in the challenge and haven’t signed up yet, you can still join.


Today’s theme of ‘location independence’ is core to Natalie Sisson’s business. After all, her business is called The Suitcase Entrepreneur. #freedomplan.


Doing some creative reworking, I added a pinch of ‘location independence’ to ‘sensory issues’ and created my travel summary chart.


The chart lists types of holidays as well as factors when considering a holiday.


Since there isn’t room here to create the chart I will list the items on the vertical and on the horizontal axis. It will be easy for you to cut and paste them to create your own chart.


Types of holidays:

Activity holiday – holiday is focused around an activity like biking.

Adventure holiday – holiday is focused on a new and exciting activity or event.

Beach/resort – usually a package for a hotel with pools/ocean, sand, hopefully sun, and restaurants.

Camping – time spent in nature.

Cultural Holidays – going to other countries to learn about their culture.

Daycation – a day outing in your own community

Ecotourism – holidays that have less of an impact on the environment and often have unique offerings because of it.

Family/visiting relatives – the focus is on spending time with extended family.

Farmstay – staying on a farm, doing farm activities.

Group Holidays – staying with family members, friends, other people with the same interest, at a shared location like a hotel or campsite.

House swap – two families exchange houses during a specific period of time

Interest – holiday focuses on an area of interest, such as art galleries, landmarks, bridges.

Lecture – travelling to a conference that lasts several days.

R and R – a quiet, low activity holiday.

Safari – A holiday in Africa, focused on seeing the animals there.

Seasonal holidays – holidays planned around a season – spring, summer, winter, autumn or around a specific holiday.

Staycation – staying a home but behaving like tourists – not participating in usual activities and going to local sights and activities.

Summer camp – usually not a family holiday but a place where children stay at a location and do scheduled activities.

Type of travel – the type of travel is an integral part of the holiday, such as car, bus, rail, ship/cruise

Walking tour - a trip where you walk from one place to another, spend the night, and then continue walking the next day

Wildlife and Nature Holidays


Factors to consider:

Which senses may be overwhelmed and can the overwhelm be handled?

What modes of travel will be used and are there issues with the type of travel?

How much time will be spent travelling?

What is the co$t?

What physical activities will be involved?

Is there a person to contact beforehand to answer questions? Is that person helpful?

What do reviews say?

Are there quiet places if needed throughout the day?

Is there preparatory information such as videos?

Mealtime and food options?

Sleeping options?

Length of time for the holiday?

Medical concerns?

Structure of days?

How important is it to go (is it important to other family members)?

Total points: is it worth it?


Since this is my first attempt at this chart, I’m sure I’ve missed areas. Please add comments so the chart can be improved.


Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays.

~John Clayton

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