Vacation planning can be stressful, but it also can be fun! If you’re like me and forego a travel agent, then you’ll want to read on. Travel agents are helpful; don’t get me wrong. But for those short road trips or if you’re a simpleton, then going on it your own can save some dough. Less money on the trip itself lends for more money in the food and coffee department! I’ve come up with some 5 tips to help you save money, but also less stress when you’re actually ON VACATION. The tips I’ve included here are nothing more than my own experience when planning vacations. Now there is more than 5 tips to help you plan your vacation, but these are the ones I have found are the most important when planning your next road trip. Vacation planning will seriously change your life!
I’m going to admit something here and I have probably only said this to the hubs. I always have said I love to travel. But really what I mean is I love it when it GET to where I’m going. I do not like the packing, (because let’s face it, I always over pack! I mean who doesn’t right?!), I’m terrible at forgetting things (I ALWAYS have to stop at Target!) and I stress myself out about the pups. I’m learning to just “let it go” as Elsa says. But man is it hard for a control freak to not worry about all the stuff at home. #thestruggleisreal We have two, almost three trips planned this year so I’m going to head some of my advice. Here are my top 5 tips to help make your next vacation a bit stress free!
Well, like I said earlier, there is a lot more, but these tips are what I have found to help us out when we travel. No matter if we are driving or flying, these work in all cases. The more time you spend now planning out the vacation, the more time you’ll have to just enjoy the time you are away. Now, I’m not talking a rigid timeline of what you will be doing on your trip. That’s crazy talk. And seriously, how many times do things go the way we planned? Never. Unless you’re of the rigid type and that’s just not fun when you’re trying to relax and enjoy. Nothing worse than someone cutting off your time at the beach because it’s time to go catch the city tour. “We have all the time in the world, Karen. Calm down.” What these tips will help you do is figure out what you would like to do, where you would like to eat and how much time you need to be able to see everything you want to see. So for all the peeps that like to stick to a schedule, this post probably isn’t for you.
We are going to break down each of these tips over the course of the next few days. I’ll share some of the things that have worked for us and feel free and share some tips that work for you in the comments! I’d love to add to these vacation planning tips! Whether it’s because they are small details and we forget, or we just don’t think of them until we are faced with it, the small details can often have a big impact on how we enjoy our off time. I know for me and my family decisions are our biggest challenge when we are away. Heck, they are challenging at home! If you’re on Pinterest, come hang out! I’ve got a travel board organized by state as to things to do and places to eat! Stay tuned for more details on each of these! Let’s get the conversation started! Where do you want to go?