Travel planning can be tricky especially when it’s for an extended period of time. There are so many options of places to go, things to do and people to see, it can often be overwhelming.
I’m afraid I don’t have the answer to the travel planning question. My strategy is not well thought out or structured and I don’t use any programs or fancy apps. I did want to share however some of my rough plans from my last year’s Lovelly World Tour 2014. I managed to squeeze in a thing or two…
USA travel plans (Written April 2014 on Iphone Notes App.)
May 5-11 Toronto
May 11 -14 – Hallifax
May 14- 19 – Indiannapolis
May 19-24 – Roscoe, Illinois
May 25- 31 – NYC!!!
June 1 – June 6 – Austin, Texas
June 6 – 10 – San diego? San Fran ?
June 10 – June 15 – MEXICO
June 15 -17 –LAX
June 17 – June 24 – Hawaii
June 24 – LAX ….POSS back to Chicago or somewhere with Cuzzie?
June 29 – Fort Lauderdale
June 30 – July 6 – Bimini, Bahamas
July 7 – 10 – Illinois to see Cuzzie before I go
July 11 – go to Washington DC for 3 days or so?
July 14- Back to Europe
34 days in Europe… To be continued.
It didn’t work out exactly like this when I did 4 months overseas in from April- August 2014, but I got pretty close. It was fairly hectic and I think the major thing I would change would be to drop a destination or two to give me more time to travel. I had such short timeframes it meant I spent a lot of money on flights. When I did take the bus or get a ride, it really saved the pennys in the piggy bank.
Lesson learnt: When planning a big tour or trip, give yourself a few days buffer between locations for changes in plans and for more flexibility in your travel plans. Also, perhaps for a little more relaxation.