Start planning your trip here! If you want to travel, I want to help you travel! I’ve found many people struggle with the first step to planning a trip: committing to the trip! Pick your destination, plan your route, book the ticket, buy the gear and pack your bags!
Before you can start planning your trip you have to decide where you want to go! Some people have their dream destination in mind; no inspiration for choosing a destination needed there! However, if you can’t decide on where to go, my biggest tip: follow cheap flights! For more information on choosing a destination, click below!
How much you want to plan your trip prior to going is completely up to you! Some want EVERYTHING planned prior to leaving and some people want to buy a one-way ticket and see where the wind blows. My trip planning and my tips will fall somewhere in-between.
1) Pick your trip destinations: Start with your first destination then choose your last destination. Tip: Get a map, find your beginning destination and your end and see what you can find between!
2) Choose your transportation: Are you US road-tripping? Book a car! Are you visiting several European cities? Look into trains and buses! Tip: My go-to for best travel between European cities: Rome2Rio!
3) Make an itinerary for the cities you've chosen: Do you want a guided tour? Self-tour? Eat all the best food in town? Tip: My go-to for planning the best day itinerary, US and abroad: Pinterest!
Your 10-day itinerary is booked! The hardest part is over! Now it’s time to plan your outfits in the most fashion-forward, yet realistic way possible! Are you traveling cheap and sticking to a free carry-on or are you checking in that suitcase and making room for more?
Packing guides for cold weather, tropical weather, backpacking and more below.
There are lots of different recommendations on all the travel gear. I’ve used my favorite Osprey backpack on many trips and have a few items I have taken on every trip with me! Below I will have detailed information on what I recommend packing for international travel.