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.

 
From Dreaming To Doing In 4 Weeks
From Dreaming To Doing In 4 Weeks Travel planning can feel like a marathon task, which, if you let it, can run on for longer than your trip. With the right mix of momentum and focus, most trips can be planned in as little as 4-weeks, and Jo Fitzsimons shows you how.
The Evolution of Planning a Big Trip
The Evolution of Planning a Big Trip Transforming the vague into the particular - Rachel Laidler experiences the highs, lows, and unavoidable complexities of planning a Big Trip.
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.
RV Road Trip Considerations
RV Road Trip Considerations 2013 is the "Year of the Road Trip" for Jenn Miller, and she shares what she's learned from the road-school of hard knocks about RVing on several continents. Considering an extended RV journey? Here are some questions to ask and points to consider.
Why Two Week Trips are Important
Why Two Week Trips are Important In the world of long-term travel, it can seem like the two week trip doesn't matter. Lifestyle travelers scoff at anything less than "real" travel. Five and a half years in, Jenn Miller reminds us that big things often grow out of small beginnings and points out why, if two weeks is all you have, short trips matter all the more.
Ways Round the World Trip Preparation Can Enhance Your Resume
Ways Round the World Trip Preparation Can Enhance Your Resume 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.
Why a Home Exchange is a Great Indie Travel Experience
Why a Home Exchange is a Great Indie Travel Experience When Margaret Foley and her family began traveling using home exchanges, they discovered that nothing about home life is universal.
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.
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.
10 Countries to Traverse by Foot
10 Countries to Traverse by Foot For those with little time to spare and many miles to march, here are ten countries where walking from border to border won’t take you an eternity.