How do you prepare for a trip?How do you prepare for a trip? Are you like me and research it until you know every detail about where you are going? Or wing it and just show up? Please answer by posting a comment below.

As I stated, I research the heck out of a vacation. Currently I am preparing to go on a Mediterranean Cruise. I am utilizing travel podcasts, Cruise Critic, googling reviews, travel books, and just about any piece of information that I can find. I then compile it all on a list. I do not always relook to that list, but somehow it makes me feel better knowing it is there…

Every trip is different. Sometimes the destination determines how much planning is necessary. With Alaska or Europe a little more planning is required. Even if you want to just sit and drink cappuccino and eat dessert, you need to know how you are getting to get to that cafe’. On the other hand, the Caribbean does not require as much advanced planning.

With my European Cruise, I have a word document started, and I update it with all the information that I might need during my trip. This includes train times, points of interest (museums, the must sees, etc.), and just anything that I will need to know while I am in a particular city. I will make sure each city is on its own sheet, print it all off before I leave, and keep each city’s sheet with me during that particular day. This tip can be used for any trip, it is not European Cruise specific.

Comment below, we’re curious – how do you plan for a trip?

If you love a lot of information and would a free travel guide with an emphasis on cruising, including ports of call, send me an email christy@packyourpixiedust.com and I will get it sent out.

Happy Travels!

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