Travel is something we all strive for, and yet the idea of it seems out of our reach. We want to be the flawless people we see in pictures, who are having the time of their lives in perfectly captured photos. We want to see the beautiful sights that the world has to offer, and we want to experience new things that will live with us forever. In reality, far too often travel is filled with fights, delays, cancellations, and unexpected challenges that make it less than glamorous. The secret to avoiding these problems and enjoying your trip wholeheartedly from start to finish, however, is in your planning:
Start Your Planning Early
The planning portion of any trip is the most important. Not only can it help you find the best things to do, see, and eat, but it can also help extend the benefits of your trip so much further. Simply having a trip to look forward to can help you manage your stress and give you something to be excited about. Going one step further and properly planning and reading up on insider’s knowledge and tips about a certain area compounds the benefits and can help you have the best time possible.
Don’t get too caught up in the planning process, however. The last thing that you want is to overbook yourself in terms of your itinerary. Give yourself space and create a master list of things you want to do and see so that you can choose on the day. The only time you should book in advance is when you want to go to an event, and try to limit these ticketed events to once a day, to give you time to enjoy your destination at your own pace.
Packing Essentials and Packing Tips
The less you bring, the easier it will be to travel and, contrary to what you might believe, the better dressed you can be. This is achieved by creating a travel capsule wardrobe. The goal is to pack items that you can wear in multiple outfits, instead of bringing more clothes for choice. If you are staying for more than a week then forget bringing more with you and instead make note of where the closest Laundromat is.
Finding the Ultimate Accommodation
One of the best new trends in travel is the home away from home. You can really enjoy luxury travel on a budget when you travel with friends using this method. Simply find a property that has enough room for everyone on VacationRenter – a project created by the ex-Googlers at Wilbur Labs – and you can economy the price simply by splitting the costs. You can save money further by making food at home and even doing your own laundry right at home. It’s the best way to live like a local and enjoy your trip like you’re on a luxury getaway.
How to Create the Perfect Itinerary
Wherever you go, plan in advance. Do this, and you can create a master list of things you want to do and see. By creating a master list you can actually pick and choose on the day or, if you are traveling with a group, can split up and do different things with other members of the group. What is important here is that you can choose what you do based on how you feel at the moment.
Flawless adventures come from planning. Whether you are better prepared to deal with challenges when you are abroad, or simply know where to eat out, planning is the key to any successful trip.