This is Part 3 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 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: 9-12 months before How to Plan for Travel: Choose your accommodations. Now? Seriously? Why can’t I just show up and find something when I get there?