Planning your trip is more important than the amount you spend.
Like an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, holiday options can be too much of a good thing. Do you take an ocean cruise? A trek through the mountains? A food tour in Singapore? Research has shown that when the human mind encounters too many options, it shuts down. Psychologist Barry Schwartz calls it the paradox of choice. Some choice is better than none, he says, but it doesn’t hold that more is always better than less. So before making the final decision on where to go, narrow down your choices to just two. You’ll forget all the others and feel confident that you picked the best one.