Whether you are planning a business trip or a family vacation, the keys to a successful trip are Planning Ahead, Research, and Organization. With following these three key steps you can have a stress free and more enjoyable travel experience.
Planning ahead is as simple as just that. The farther in advance that you plan, the more options that will be at your disposal. The more chances you will have to find the best deals at the best places. Researching where you are going is another important step. If you know what kinds of things you can do, places you want to see, or places you want to eat ahead of time, you will waste less time when you are actually at your destination and can use this time to enjoy your trip.
Organization is probably one of the most important steps to having a stress free travel experience. If you have everything organized like hotel accommodations, transportation, activities and the like, there is less chance that you will forget something important that could possibly ruin your trip. In the past I have used folders, and binders to gather all my confirmations and travel documents. However, I have found a great app called Tripit that can compile all your trip information electronically on your smart phone. This makes it easier to have all your documents at a touch of a button.
If you follow these three basic key steps to planning a trip, you will have a much better chance at having a more enjoyable, lower cost, and lower stress trip. Please join me for upcoming blogs on Travel Tips to Save you Time and Money coming soon! If you have any questions, comments, or tips you would like to share, please use the comment section below.