travel-passport-map-how-to-plan-for-travelThis is Part 2 in my 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 February, and you’re planning a trip in May, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things at a heightened pace.     How can I get organized for travel: 11-12 months before   Set Your Travel Goals   WHAT?!?! I’ve gotta

travel-passport-map-how-to-plan-for-travel How can I get organized for travel? My friends and family know that two of my passions are organizing and traveling. If you combine those two skills together, that makes for a pretty savvy traveler. So because of that, friends and family often ask me, "How can I get organized for travel?" They want tips about how to plan for travel – especially a trip overseas. Since there are a number of them planning to vacation abroad next summer, I thought I’d do a little countdown with one blog post per month containing

Angela-by-Luc-Besson-Travel-Tips-for-ParisWhat is the best way to get organized for travel? There are many steps you need to take, but one of my favorite travel tips may seem a little odd: learn about the destination. Whenever we are planning our next adventure, we load up on movies that were filmed in the country to which we’re headed. We look for sites and restaurants that we might be interested in experiencing. We also listen to the language so that it won’t be completely foreign to us when we arrive. We know we won’t become fluent, but we’ll pick up enough words and phrases to greet and thank folks in the language of their country, which often gets us much better service. Since we have some friends who are headed to France next summer, here are

luggage-checked-bags-lost-luggageI’ve received requests from clients and friends about how to pack for their upcoming travels.   There are two polar opposite views when it comes to packing:   1)      Take everything under the sun with you in multiple checked bags. 2)      Take the bare minimum in a carry-on.   My method isn’t for everyone, but
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