Even though I am known for my planner, I do most of my travel planning in OneNote on my laptop, since I pack and plan at home anyway.
That way, I can keep old packing lists and travel plans for using as models for new plans.
But what if you don't have a plan? What do you NEED to include in your travel plan?
There are seven things that you need to have in a complete travel plan. Some are obvious, but some are not.
1. Packing List
Consider dividing it based on the bag that you are packing the items in.
2. Weather Report
Making a packing list is so much easier if you look up the weather forecast for your destination.
3. Menu/Food Plans
If you are going camping, you can make a simple list. If going into a new city, look on-line for restaurants in your areas. The plans can be tentative, but at least it lets you decide how many snacks and drinks you need for the trip.
4. Shopping List
Put stars next to anything that needs to go on your shopping list. Then, before the trip to the store, add those things to your regular shopping list in your planner.
5. Task List
This one actually goes in your planner. It should include stuff like shopping, packing, and charging electronics.
6. Driving Directions
Do NOT just rely on the GPS. Many places don't have satellite coverage.
Also, didn't you learn ANYTHING from watching Cars?!?
If anything is time-specific, make sure you have the itinerary in your planner.
Have all 7 things? You are all set for your trip!
If you think of something else needed for planning a trip, let me know in the comments!
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