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.

 


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.
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Deciding Where to Go
Deciding Where to Go Now that you've made the decision to go on a RTW trip, what's next? The planning seems overwhelming at times, so that's why Adam Seper is here to give you tips on how to choose your destinations and route.
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7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once
7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once It takes a great deal of courage to set off on one’s own into unknown territory, but there is growth and empowerment in doing so. Renee Lo Iacono shares a few things traveling solo can teach you about yourself and the world.
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Enhance Your Resume with Travel
Enhance Your Resume with Travel Long-term unemployment is a difficult mental hurdle to overcome for those considering a RTW. But a gap in employment doesn't have to hurt your resume. Tara Shubbuck details a few marketable skills that anyone has the opportunity to learn or hone before departing.
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The Stopover Secret: How to Get More From Any Trip
The Stopover Secret: How to Get More From Any Trip Have you heard of stopover flights before? If not, Adam Seper is here to let you in on a few secrets to make the most of your long term trip.
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Overplanning vs. Spontaneity
Overplanning vs. Spontaneity How much should I plan? How much should I leave open? Planning a long term, RTW trip can cause headaches for first-timers. Luckily Adam Seper is here to help you ask yourself the right questions to make planning that first RTW trip much easier.
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Five Shoulder Seasons to Plan Your Trip Around
Five Shoulder Seasons to Plan Your Trip Around Shoulder seasons:those delightful wedges between high and low seasons that offer decent weather, smaller crowds and a healthy potential for deals on hotels and airfare. Shoulder seasons indicate a drop in tourism demand, but not in intrinsic value. Melanie Waldman offers up tips for booking shoulder season deals in five regions around the world.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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