Since 2004, my husband and I have taken a marriage retreat / recharge / unplug from the world / birthday-anniversary-Valentine’s Day-Christmas-gift / bucket list vacation every summer. This special time usually consists of two to three weeks of travel overseas. We take turns being the trip planner and do all of our own bookings, so we’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of travel pretty well.
Recently my nephew found out that he’ll be going to London and Paris for 10 days as a part of his graduate degree program. (Wish they had programs like that when I was in grad school!) He and his wife asked us for travel tips. Just in case you’re the trip planner for a big adventure this year, I thought I’d share these travel tips with you as well.
Here’s a copy of the travel tips email that I sent to them:
Dear A and D,
This isn’t meant to be digested all at once!! Whenever you need to procrastinate on something, you can pop back into this email and procrastinate productively.
I know we’ll talk about a lot of this trip planner stuff when we go out to dinner, but I have some travel tips blog posts that you can browse at your leisure. I wrote a 12-part, once-a-month travel tutorial for friends and family who were going to travel overseas for the first time in 2014.
The travel tips are written in order of what to do and when:
Travel planner and logistics posts:
Location-specific travel tips posts (Paris/France):
Travel planner videos:
Packing for winter
Hope this helps!
For more info about being an efficient travel planner – and other productivity tools and travel tips – from time management keynote speaker Helene Segura, click here.