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.

 
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Traveling with Friends
Traveling with Friends All too often I have heard people lament their group of friends for letting their travel plans fall through due to getting “complicated.” I have found that planning a group trip is more manageable when tackled in parts rather than all at once. Consider this your guide.
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Endless Summer: Chasing Beach Season Around the World
Endless Summer: Chasing Beach Season Around the World Just like it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere for happy hour, it’s always beach season somewhere in the world. Spencer Spellman takes us on a tour of some of the best beaches by season, so you can soak up the sun no matter what the time of year.
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13 Ways to Beat Travel Planning Burnout
13 Ways to Beat Travel Planning Burnout Most people dive in head first when first making that decision to go on a big trip. You will devour guidebooks, travel websites, blogs, books, movies, and television shows, reading and watching everything you can get your hands on. The planning consumes and takes over your life. After a while, you feel confident in how your trip is shaping up, and there really isn't much else to do until those last few frantic weeks of getting everything finalized and taking off. So what do you do in the meantime? What can travelers to do to keep themselves occupied and excited about the trip in those months in between initial excitement and planning and those last couple weeks before departure?
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RTW Travel Themes: 9 Epic Quests to Inspire Your Trip
RTW Travel Themes: 9 Epic Quests to Inspire Your Trip One of the first and biggest challenges that long-term trip planners face is trying to decide where to go. From cycling the Pan American highway to visiting all the countries of the former Soviet Union, here are a few ideas to get you started.
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