Trip Planning Travel Articles

There are multiple industries dedicated to helping you plan a trip. Skip the travel agent and peruse over 50 articles that will help you plan the nuts and bolts of your trip, no matter the length or destination.

 
How to Use a Guidebook Without Letting it Ruin Your Trip
How to Use a Guidebook Without Letting it Ruin Your Trip Some travelers are very against using guidebooks on the road. Steve Bramucci is one of them, but here he shares advice on how to get a lot out of the things in spite of the potential pitfalls.
Planning a U.S. National Parks Trip
Planning a U.S. National Parks Trip If you'd like to experience the more natural side of the United States, look no further than its nearly 400 national parks. JoAnna Haugen tells you what you need to know before you go.
Itineraries for Every Traveler
Itineraries for Every Traveler Choosing an itinerary once you've decided to take a long-term trip is one of the hardest parts of planning such a trip. Vickie Lillo is here to offer 7 trip itineraries to help you out!
A Unique Transport Option for Long-Term Travelers
A Unique Transport Option for Long-Term Travelers Interested in going across the ocean but don't want to fly? Andy and Becki Kremer find out first-hand what it's like to cruise across the Atlantic, and if it's a good option for the independent budget-traveler.
Cruising Doesn’t Really Suck
Cruising Doesn’t Really Suck Indie travellers that scoff at the very thought of incorporating a cruise ship as an integral part of their next trip may be missing out.
Maybe Organized Tours Aren’t So Bad After All?
Maybe Organized Tours Aren’t So Bad After All? As an self proclaimed indie traveler, I should have an open mind about all types of travel, yet I've always been kinda snotty about organized tours. Then I met Laura, who got me to re-think my stance.
5 Trip Ideas To Inspire Your Planning
5 Trip Ideas To Inspire Your Planning You've decided to do it! You're taking off on a RTW adventure. But the world is huge! How do you begin to decide where to go? Vickie Lillo is here to offer 5 ideas to plan your big trip around.
5 Reasons to Add Overland Travel to Your Trip
5 Reasons to Add Overland Travel to Your Trip Overland travel is the epitome of independent travel - only you make the rules! Rachel Denning writes from the road about the advantages of this distinctive form of exploration.
How I Overcame Obstacles to Travel the World
How I Overcame Obstacles to Travel the World For many of us, we have an illusion that the lack of money is what's holding us back from turning our dreams of traveling the world into a reality. Renee Lo Iacono, like so many other people, had to overcome this obstacle as well as many others in order to make her dream of traveling the world come true.
A Practical Guide to Planning a Short RTW
A Practical Guide to Planning a Short RTW How much time do you have for a RTW trip? What do you have to consider in order to plan your adventure? Stacey Ebert has traveled on both a long and short RTW and shares her planning logistics for a short nine-week journey around the world.