Lost? Start Planning Here

It can be hard to know where to start when planning your dream trip. What’s the first step? What’s the second? Third? Fourth? Travel can seem like a daunting subject with so much information available on the web (heck, even just on this site!) and, the longer you go away, the more things you seems to have to think about.

I want to make planning your next gap year, family vacation, round the world, or backpacking trip easy. The last thing I want to see is you spending time on your computer doing research when you could be on the road. The quicker you learn a few things, the quicker you are out traveling.

This travel planning page helps solve the “research problem.” Here on this website, I believe that you going away should be an adventure and, while each day shouldn’t be planned, a smart traveler reads and gets tips before they go. An informed traveler is a traveler who always pays less for more.

With over 1,400 articles on this website, finding what you need might seem hard but on this page, you’ll find a curated list of the best articles on this site related to planning a trip – whether it’s a two week vacation to Italy or a year long trip around the world. The tips are broken down into categories so you can find the information you need fast and effectively. Click the images in order to be brought to a list blog posts related to that topic.