Travel Tips: Packing
Packing. It’s just about the least-enjoyable word that has anything to do with traveling (aside from its fraternal twin: unpacking). This is especially true if you don’t travel regularly and haven’t quite fine-tuned your packing skills. This post is an amalgamation of the habits I’ve developed and the helpful tips I’ve collected over the years that will, hopefully, make your packing experience a little less stressful. Every trip is different, but this is a good basis for efficient packing. (more…)
Travel Tips: Planning
Vacations may not seem like the time to enforce a strict itinerary but as far back as I can remember there hasn’t been one without the other. My papa used to plan our family vacations from the time we had to wake up to the time we went to sleep back at the hotel, which, if not for a keen ability to adapt throughout the day, could have been intense. Not surprisingly, I am also a planner by nature and, honestly, I’m glad. I tend to choose “vacations” that are active and jam-packed with things to do, opting for the city and its surrounding hiking trails/mountains over lounging on the beach. If I weren’t able to plan out my days accordingly, I would miss out on so many things in each location.
It only makes sense, then, that my first Travel Tips post would center on planning and the best way to go about it. (more…)