The SOUND Travel Decision Method
SLEEP: Sleep on it. A night’s rest can make everything clearer. Choices made on a tired mind can be irrational.
OVERESTIMATE: Overestimate the cost of each decision so that being broke will never be an issue. Quickly eliminate options outside of one’s budget range.
UNDERSTAND: Understand what is involved. There are many sides to every situation. Evaluate them all before making a final commitment.
NEVER: Never make a final selection just because the group wants to. Group thinking can be dangerous in business, abroad, and at home.
DECIDE: Decide as soon as the information is available to make a solid judgment. Then go for it. If the previous steps were followed a SOUND decision will be the result.