If you live in the Midwest like me, then you’re probably going stir crazy right now. This winter has been particularly lousy – cold, gloomy, and never ending. There have been a few signs of spring – birds are starting to chirp, tiny plants are pushing their way up and the stores are bursting with pastel-colored spring clothing! One thing that is keeping me from laying face down in my bed over this winter is the promise of escaping Michigan!
I love to travel and have always made it a priority; whether it’s weekend trips to Lake Michigan or globetrotting in Europe. With a Birthday milestone looming this year, my husband and I have decided to do it up big, with trips planned to the west coast, New York (for the Alt conference!!) and Europe. The trip I’m particularly excited about is Italy. My husband and I have decided to go back to Positano where we were married. It will be great to visit the seaside village, minus the wedding stress! In case you missed it, here is a link to our wedding blog post.
As much as I love to travel, planning trips can be stressful and incredibly time consuming. I have found that the more organized I am leading up to the trip, the better the trip goes. I know there are always unforeseen circumstances that can make or break your trip – lost luggage, stolen wallet, bad weather, poor packing (I’ve experienced all of these). However, many of these common trip disasters can be mitigated with the right preparation.
To help make travel planning more painless I have created a document to help keep me organized and I’m happy to share it with you! Just click the download link below.
What travel plans do you have this year? Do you have any travel tips to share?