I think travel planning is an acquired taste… one that is usually acquired after lots of practice. I used to feel totally overwhelmed when planning trips, but these days, it's one of my favourite forms of stress-relief. Still, there's so much to think about… where to go, when, what to do, and not least of all, how to get there. Over the years I’ve realized that there is an art to travel planning; especially if you, like I often do, want to visit multiple destinations on a single journey.
I’m currently planning a trip to the Nordic countries for summer 2018, so I thought I’d use it as an example as I talk (type?) you through my step-by-step process for planning a multi-country extravaganza. First things first: organization is absolutely necessary when compiling the info you need to make a smart travel plan. I like to keep it old school with paper and pens so I can jot down notes without needing to switch between even more web browser windows than I usually have when planning a trip. So, grab a notebook, and let's get started.
I started traveling before internet was really a thing, back when travel agents and Lonely Planet guidebooks were the only real tools at a wanderer's disposal. Obviously, things are very different now (case in point: this blog). Personally I'm grateful for the technological advances that now help me at every stage of my travels. I like to travel light, so I rarely travel with my laptop, but never leave home without my iPhone. I've rounded up a list of apps that have become game-changers in my quest to turn my life into one big worldwide adventure.
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