Destination has never been a problem to me for there are a lot of places to explore here in our country. To be able to make things happen, careful planning is indeed necessary. Typically, when I only have limited time to spend, I usually just opt for overnight trips rather than those that would require me to book plane tickets. The next thing I do is to draft an itinerary because this will be the basis of almost all other things needed for a worthwhile vacation. I often read several blogs before I finalize my itinerary. Although, since things can still be unpredictable I make it a point to allot time allowances for each activity.
In terms of accommodation, again, this depends on the itinerary that I am going to make. But I do make sure to book in advance, as rates would be relatively cheaper.