6 most important Travel Tips for best travel deals and Worry-Free Trips
Who doesn't like a worry-free trip! Some people have naturally worry-free personalities. However, they still need to buy a ticket, book some place to stay for a night, and bring some stuff with them, right?
Many claim that they bought a last-minute ticket, threw everything into their suitcase, went on a trip and had a great time. And many indeed had a pleasant time. They were on vacation in some place pretty, what's not to enjoy?.. besides paying way too much for their trip?
If You Want a Worry-Free Trip, You Need Research and Preparation for the Trip.
If money is of no concern at all - then this last-minute packing and buying your ticket, and searching for the hotel option once already on the vacation spot, can be a viable option.
But if you need to take money into a consideration or you don't have many vacation days, like most of us in the US, then you need preparation for a perfect worry-free trip.
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You can do research and preparation for your trip yourself, or you can hire someone to do that for you.
It's going to be cheaper for you if you do your own research and preparation. However, it is a lot of work to prepare for the trip the right way, so that you stay in the best areas for your purpose for the best price possible and choose the right activities for yourself.
Some people enjoy this planning and some don't. Let's see what your options are if you dislike planning your own trip.
Hire someone to do a custom itinerary for you
The best way to plan your trip, if you dislike doing this yourself, is to hire someone to do a custom itinerary for you. This way you will have you trip planned the way you want it, customized for your presences and still save money, compared to just booking everything with little researching.
You can join an organized tour
If you don't mind following someone's rules and spending lots of time traveling between cities and seeing only highlights of any city , you can join a tour. Many people like guided tours!
Or you can plan your trip by yourself
There are a few different steps in planning your trip by yourself. You need to do some research about the place you want to go or maybe a few different places, if you are not sure which one to choose. And then you can narrow down your search to a destination that will work the best for you for your upcoming trip.
An Explanation of all the steps involved in planning a trip by yourself.
If you watched my video, you already know all the steps involved in planning your own trip . I explain each step of your planning on their own pages of this blog. Here is more detailed explanation of all 6 steps so that you will get a general picture of everything involved in your own vacation planning first. Click on the sections or on the links at the bottom to go the fine details of each step.
Figure out where you want to go on a trip first.
It's hard to figure out where you want to go on a trip if you don't know much about the place or a country. So, it would be very helpful to you to see some visuals.
To find out all the tips of figuring out your future vacation destination click on this section or at the bottom of this page, after you read through all other steps involved in planning your perfect trip.
Now you need to Get the Cheapest Air Tickets to your destination
If your destination can be reached by train or bus - you're in luck! Yes, I am looking at you - people in Europe! All the countries in Europe are located so close to each other, you don't always need an air ticket.
It takes a bit too long to reach Europe from the US by train!;) So buying an air ticket on sale becomes particularly important for the US travelers to Europe!
If you don't need an air ticket and you're looking for a train or bus ticket instead, it's better to buy in advance as well. You can find more information on that in the Cheapest Way To Get Around Europe section.
If you do need to buy an air ticket, I will show you how to get the cheapest air tickets here or at the bottom of this page, after you read through all other steps involved in planning your own trip.
Time to figure out where to stay: Places You Stay on Vacation.
The accommodation you stay in on your vacation will add or eat up a lot from your enjoyment. Some people prefer to stay right in the middle of everything. Others like to stay at some remote place. If you make the wrong decision, you might end up feeling lonely, especially if you are a solo traveller, so choose wisely!
You can get more details on how to figure out where to stay on vacation here, or at the bottom of this page.
Packing for Trip tips and How to Pack Light.
This is my favorite topic and my superpower!:) I hope I already turned you into a believer in my about me section? And if I haven’t yet – perhaps, revisit one more time? I just can't stop telling about how much joy traveling light bring to me - a solo female traveler.
Learn the Cheapest Way to Get around Europe when you already arrived to the continent.
The cheapest way to get around Europe is by a bus. There are intercity buses that take you to different countries for cheap and you will enjoy observing your scenery.
Trains are another wonderful choice and I will explain which are fast and which are slower and slightly cheaper.
There are also budget airlines that can be the fastest and the cheapest option as well.
Finally when you are already at your destination:know your public transport options.
I will share with you points on why take public transportation vs. renting a car in this section.
For now, just keep in mind that public transportation in Europe is very reliable, keeps you worry-free, has about the same system everywhere and practically always double up as a free tour:).
But it always a good idea to know you public transport options in advance!
The links to next steps of planning your vacation by yourself are bellow:
Where to Go on Vacation.
To figure out where to go on vacation, you need to use inspirational ideas from YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. When you see something that is calling for you there–that is where you should go. Check if the climate works for your dates and visa requirements, and other things, read more here....
How to Get the Cheapest Air Tickets
If your destination can be reached by train or bus - you're in luck! However, it's better to reserve your train or bus ticket in advance. More in Cheapest Way To Get Around Europe section. If you need to buy an air ticket, you will find the info on how to get the cheapest one on this page.
Places You Stay on Vacation.
The place you stay on vacation will add or subtract a lot from your enjoyment. Some people prefer to stay right in the middle of everything. Others like to stay at some remote accommodation. If you make the wrong decision, you might end up feeling lonely, so choose wisely! Click above for more details.
Packing for Trip tips and How to Pack Light.
My favorite topic and my superpower!:) I hope I already turned you into a believer in my about me section? If I haven’t yet – perhaps, revisit one more time?
Otherwise, in this section you will find my packing advice details and detailed lists for summer and winter travels.
What is the Cheapest Way to Get around Europe?
The cheapest way to get around in Europe is by a bus. There are intercity buses that take you to different countries in a matter of hours for around $20-30. Trains are another wonderful choice and I will explain which are fast and which are slower and slightly cheaper. Flying is usually faster than taking a train and can even be cheaper (if you travel with a carry-on), but sometimes flying takes the same time.
How public transport in Europe works ( and Why Use It)
I will share with you points for why take public transportation vs. renting a car. For now, just keep in mind that public transportation in Europe is very reliable, keeps you worry-free, has about the same system everywhere and practically always double up as a free tour:). For details, click above.
I hope you are all energized to plan a trip now! :) For more information, read other sections of my blog, subscribe to my periodic emails and let's connect on social media!