There are many ways to travel, almost as many as travelers.
Some people decide to travel one or two weeks a year when their holidays allow it, and others find opportunities on each bridge or weekend, there are others who venture on trips that are counted even for months to other continents and faraway places. To discover countries whose differences are abysmal with the country from which they come, and some people tie the blanket at the head and leave their routines with only a one-way ticket.
Whatever the way of traveling, there is something that all have in common, the organization. In a greater or lesser way, all trips require some preparation either before or during traveling. The organization is the key, knowing where you are going, a bit of your history, and your current situation can become an essential factor in our perception of the place, as it will help us to understand a little better what we are seeing.
I always organize my trips, I usually read information and opinions of all the sites that I will visit and depend on the time that my journey will last, and where I go, I do a more detailed itinerary or less.
- Choose a Destination
The destination is apparently the main part of the trip, the place we are going to go to. Many times we have so clear the place we want to go that this step directly we do not stop.Other times our destiny is the world and, what do we do when we do not care where to go? We look for a cheaper and good destination depending on the season in which we travel.
Search destinations such as Mallorca, Malta or Canary Islands in summer and cities such as Vienna or Stockholm in winter is usually what we set ourselves to choose where to travel.
- Search the Flight
You can start looking for flights over the internet, looking at different offers and cheap flights depending on the dates you plan to travel. If you are flexible on the dates of your trip better, it is one of the main factors to save on the flight.
Take a look at comparison sites like Kayak, Momondo or Skyscanner, then once you have a general idea of the prices search directly from the websites of the airlines.
- Find Information about the Destination
If you have been told about a place, you have seen it in a movie, or you know its history, when you visit it for the first time you feel as if you already knew it, I love that feeling. Although it may happen that you do not know much about the destination that you have finally chosen, since you did not have it in mind.
I always recommend reading, reading a lot. I love reading, and I see a good excuse to visit a place to read about it. I love notebooks, stationery, and handwriting, I always carry a small notebook where I write down all the important things that I have to see and once I’m on a trip, I’ll write down what I’ve seen with more details, then I have all my trips related in those notebooks.
- We select the Obligatory Visits
This is the most important thing, and I never plan my trips to the millimeter. I never take a plane knowing what I’m going to do in the next few hours of the next few days, but I do know what to see and do during the trip.
All places have something special, and I always look for blogs and forums on the internet for opinions and travel experiences, I think it’s the most sincere and critical way you’ll read about the destination, people who recommend what to see and tell you what it was who liked them the most
- Search for Transportation and Accommodation
The transfer by the cities and the lodging are the main problems that we find ourselves in the trips and in which we try always to save the maximum possible.
Always be informed if the place we are going to has a good public transport system or if it is better to rent a car or what is recommended by the people.
Regarding the accommodation, I have several websites where I always miss at least the first look: booking.com and hostelworld.com.
- Create a map in Google Maps
Plan your trip with maps, create a map in Google Maps or on maps already made write all the most important data such as; what do you want to visit, where is your accommodation, the bus station or airport, etc.
Having everything on a map pointed helps me a lot to both calculate distances and create my routes and plans of what I will do or see in a day.