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How To Plan Your Trip: Tips and Tricks

Before we spill the tea on how we prepare our travel, you need to know that we like to travel with the flow. Most of the time we do not make a fixed planning because we feel that this creates unnecessary stress. But on the other had, there are always certain things we definitely want to see, so we always map out a rough route along the things we want to see, that is open to changes. We mainly use this way of planning when we are going to travel with our van. It can also be used for other kinds of travel. but that will require a bit more specific planning, such as airplanes, transfers and transportation. ​


Google Maps

On Instagram, we continuously save posts with interesting places and information, sorted into folders by country. We always start by looking at the map of the country we are heading to. Then we source Google for blogs, Pinterest and our books. All the places we like, we pin on a map in Mymaps (by Google Maps) and add all information we’ve found to it.

The easy thing about this map is that you can use different color codes, layers and icons. For places we really want to see, we use for example a star. You also have icons for restaurant, viewpoints, hikes… This way you get a complete overview in one map and you can start planning a route.

When you have a rough route and decided what you want to see during your trip, you can start making a day-by-day planning and search for transportation and accommodation. It’s important to check on Google for the exact travel time between two places when making your planning. Sometimes travel time takes longer than you’d expect.

Our resources: Accommodations

Staying at a great and pleasant accommodation will probably make or break your trip. Whether we are looking for a hotel or a hostel, we always find the best accommodations through the following links.

Our resources: Flights

Finding the cheapest flights ensures that there is more budget to do other fun things in your destination. We always find the cheapest flight on the next websites. 

Our resources: Rental cars and campers

Rental cars are useful if you want to go on a road trip. But even if you stay in the same place, a rental car can provide more freedom and requires less planning. We always find the perfect rental car (or even camper) through the following links.

Our resources: Camping spots and facilities

When you travel around with a campervan or motor home, it is always good to know where you can park and/or stay the night. But it is also useful to know where you can empty and fill your water and how others have liked the place.

Our resources: Activities and tours

Unique and fun activities can take your trip to the next level. You’ll be able to experience a destination in a different way. We’ve listed all the best websites that we use to book our local activities here.

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