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.

 
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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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.
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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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The Art of Traveling in Developing Countries
The Art of Traveling in Developing Countries The developing world has a lot to offer the adventurous traveler but it's not without its downsides. Zoë Smith offers some advice on how to keep safe and stay sane...
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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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King of the Road: A Guide to Buying your Own Wheels in Australia
King of the Road: A Guide to Buying your Own Wheels in Australia Marco Ferrarese has driven across the length and breadth of the country living out of a van. He will give you some important tips on how to buy your own vehicle ,comply with registration and road taxes, and survive the Outback without losing your sanity.
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