For me, the worst part of traveling is trying to figure out what to do, and second worst part is trying to figure out how to pay for it. My planning woes were especially true when it came to organizing my 25th anniversary.
I always comb the Internet looking for the best places to see, the best places to dine, and the best places for adventure. Then, I try to put that all into a financial perspective. Until recently, I would exhaust myself looking, and budgeting.
Then, my daughter, in all of her 21st-century thinking, put together a travel funding campaign so that all of my kids could contribute to an anniversary gift. So, the budget pressure went away, but I still had no clue what I wanted to do.
Then, I came up with an idea, look to the sea, look to the land, then look to the sky. So, that’s how I planned my most recent travel fund trip to San Diego. It was a great way to see San Diego from literally every angle.
Taking a vacation is always exciting. New adventures and opportunities await. However, the planning can be daunting. Where should you start? For any trip, designing and keeping an itinerary can help make your adventure more enjoyable. Below are some ideas to help make your packing and itinerary process a lot easier.
From the moment you decide you’re taking the trip, you should start working on an itinerary. You’ll probably go through multiple drafts, but developing a plan early will allow you to capitalize the most of your trip. Think of all the things you want to do and list them all, regardless of price or time. From there you can trim up your list by removing activities you can’t afford, attractions that won’t be open, or restaurants where you can’t get a reservation. By the time you get the final itinerary, you will be happy no matter how it turns out because it will have only the things you wanted from the start.