How to plan travel: the travel planning series summary

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And welcome to the travel planning series summary.

This series will give you a step by step guide to travel planning. From choosing and booking your trip to keeping you and your family safe. This series has been made to help you get the most from your travels before you leave.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes the most exciting part of a trip can be planning it. Not only is it fun finding new places to explore, but a plan can give you peace of mind and save you time and money.

So here we go, let us help you be a travel planning pro!

Travel planning tools

We have made some free tools to help you plan your travel. From our PDF printable’s to the Travel Pro Planner spreadsheet. There are even a few for the kids too. You can check these out on Pinterest too, see here >

Links to the planning tools are included below under the post they are linked to. Here you will find more information on how to use the tools if needed. You can view them all here too, see here >

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Look out for our logo throughout the posts. This will show and guide you through the tools.

The links we use

Some links in our posts are quite specific to the UK but they can still be used to guide you wherever your home. All the links we include are from sources that we use and highly recommend. They are reliable, up to date, and in our view awesome.

Guide 1: choosing your trip

A map of someone planning their destination, and becoming a travel pro.

The first step in planning your travel is choosing your trip. And there can be a lot to think about. With hundreds of destinations, restaurants, and experiences for you to choose from. But it is about more than that. Making your choice based on what you love and what you want to get from your travels can be a great place to start. With that in mind, this guide and its tools have been created to help you make the best choices for you. All with a little serendipity.

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Read: how to choose the best trip for your travels

Choosing your trip planning tools

Guide 2: travel essentials

A map of someone planning their destination, and becoming a travel pro.

When planning your trip exciting thoughts may take over. The sun, the sea, not having to cook tea. Picking your destination and your fancy accommodations. It is highly unlikely that insurances, emergency contact details, and vaccinations make it on that list. With this guide, we hope to turn these essentials, possibly an overwhelming and unenjoyable part of travel planning, into a simple and easy checklist.

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Read: the ultimate guide to the travel essentials

Travel essentials planning tool

Guide 3: budgeting and saving

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Your trip is all planned. But before you make it official and get it booked, how much is it going to cost you? From how to make a budget and how to save for your trip, to useful ways to do it. This guide and its tools are full of practical tips and advice to help.

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Read: how to make a budget and savings plan for your travels

Budgeting and saving planning tools

Guide 4: booking your trip

Becoming a travel planning pro means you will need to use a computer when planning and booking your travels.

Possibly the most exciting step, the one that makes it official. It is time to book your trip. With a little research, there are some great deals to be had. This guide includes all of our tried and tested techniques to help save you time, energy, and money. From the pros and cons of who to book with, be that travel agent, tour operators, or doing it yourself (DIY). To how to keep your booking safe. The guide and its tools, also includes tips on how you can get the most for your money, save money, and even make some money in the process.

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Read: how to book your travels like a pro

Booking planning tools               

Guide 5: packing and luggage


The time has come, will you be dusting off your old luggage or investing in some new ones? What is the best way to pack? How much does your baggage weigh? With so much to think about packing can easily become a chore. In this guide, we help you answer these questions and more. With a little planning and organizing, packing can become a fun part of your travels and trip countdown.

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Read: everything you need to know about packing and luggage for all your travels

Guide 6: before you go


Should you print off your boarding passes and tickets or download an app? How will you get around once at your destination? And what is the best way to spend your money? There are a few things to think about before you leave. Getting these sorted before you go will help make your trip more enjoyable and stress-free. This guide is full of handy tips. Helping you get the most from your last-minute planning before you jet off on your next adventure.

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Read: what you need to know before you go on your travels

Thank you for reading

We hope you found this travel planning series summary valuable. Our site and its content are for you our readers, and as such your comments are welcomed and appreciated. If you have any suggestions for future topics and content, please do share them with us.

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