Travel Planning 101

Posted by on Sunday, August 7, 2016

I do a lot of travelling. I consider it a prize for not having children. Or a money-sucking relationship. 

Enough about that. 

Once I decide where I want to go, I dive fully into planning mode. 

Yeah... I'm the person that books things eight months in advance. Including flights. 

Although sometimes cheap flight deals are the reason I go to certain places (Iceland 2014, Istanbul 2013, Barcelona 2015). 

I use a couple of main resources when planning my trips...
- Tripadvisor
- booking.com
- Pinterest

Yes. I said Pinterest. 

I have boards for trips I'm currently planning. I have boards for trips I want to take. I have travel advice boards. Basically I have boards about everything. 

I use it to collate information, similar to how I used bookmarks in the past. But I find Pinterest a great resource for blogs posts of "real" people's adventures and advice. 

I just have to stay away from the 9000 posts on "how to pack" and "when the best time to book flights". Cause really, there are so. many. posts about those things and they all say the same thing. 

I'll write some posts about my use of Tripadvisor and booking.com over the next little while, since I think my planning neurosis may be helpful advise to others. 

Less than two months until I head to Spain and Portugal. 

And only nine months until Southeast Asia (oh yeah, I'm going to Southeast Asia)!

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