You may not be an absolute novice, but might be a beginner looking for a more efficient way to plan a trip. ‘Travel Planning for Beginners’ is the second part of a 5 part series that explores travel planning for novice, beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert travelers. If you missed the first ‘novice traveler’ post, check it out. In this guide, I will take the same approach of going through the steps as in the ‘novice’ guide, but add more options since I assume you have at least some experience booking and planning your own trips by now.
Again, this guide is with the assumption that you want to travel longer, more often, and with less money. Here are additional assumptions I am under:
Assumption 1) You have traveled a few times at most.
Assumption 2) You are not rich, and budget is important when planning a trip.
Assumption 3) You have 1-2 weeks of free time for this trip.
Step 1: Consider and Know Your Time Frame
Many people, like me, know when their vacation time is far in advance. This is both good and bad. The good part is that Read more