[caption id="attachment_2640" align="alignleft" width="150"]travel-passport-map-how-to-plan-for-travel How to plan for travel - odds and ends before departure[/caption] This is Part 12 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in June, and you’re planning a trip in July, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things a little more quickly.     How can I get organized for travel: 1-2 weeks before   How to Plan for Travel: Get ready for departure!     Holy smokes! Your trip is finally here! Doesn’t it feel good having so much of the planning done? The more you prepare ahead of time, the more you can truly enjoy your vacation when you arrive.   If you're within a few weeks of leaving, you're really just down to:

[caption id="attachment_2640" align="alignleft" width="150"]travel-passport-map-how-to-plan-for-travel How to plan for travel - odds and ends before departure[/caption] This is Part 11 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in June, and you’re planning a trip in July, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things a little more quickly. How can I get organized for travel: 1-2 months before   How to Plan for Travel: What’s left to do after all of this travel planning we’ve been doing?     Wowzers! Your trip is just around the corner! Doesn’t it feel good having so much of the planning done? The more you prepare ahead of time, the more you can truly enjoy your vacation when you arrive.   If you’ve already completed the suggestions from my previous posts, you’re really just down to some easy odds and ends to help make departure even smoother. Consider: 

get-organized-for-travel-how-to-pack This is Part 10 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in June, and you’re planning a trip in July, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things a little more quickly.     How can I get organized for travel: 1-2 months before   How to Plan for Travel: What supplies will you need to pack for your vacation?     I’ve received requests from clients and friends about how to pack for their upcoming travels. There are two overall methods of packing:   1)      Take everything under the sun with you in multiple checked bags. 2)      Take the bare minimum using only carry-on luggage.   My method isn’t for everyone, so you can decide

This is Part 9 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in April, and you’re planning a trip in May, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things a little more quickly. spend money - book travel plans   How can I get organized for travel: 2-3 months before  

How to Plan for Travel: Let the spending begin!

    It’s time to get crackin’ on booking. It might be three months away, but if you’re going to a popular destination, you’ll want to

how-to-plan-for-travel-how-to-avoid-getting-arrested This is Part 8 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in April, and you’re planning a trip in May, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things a little more quickly.     How can I get organized for travel: 2-4 months before   How to Plan for Travel: Learn the culture!   Have you ever heard the term “Ugly American”? That description has nothing to do with lacking fashion sense or not being blessed with good looks. Instead, that phrase is used to describe
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