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Flights and Transportation
When I am planning a trip, I look at a few different sites to get intel on the costs of the flights or car rentals and trends, so I know when the best time to book will be.
I tend to book directly with the airline though to avoid any middle-men and make it easier to deal with should a situation arise and I need to change or cancel my flight.
When booking accommodations, I look at a few sites to get an idea on what types of accomodations are available in the places I am going to.
Sometimes I am all for chilling out with others in a hostel, other times I am more interested in a relaxing private place and opt for a hotel. The majority of the time, I am keen on expreiencing the hospitality of where I am staying and opt for Airbnbs.
Safety and Connection
Staying safe and connected when travelling is key to having the best expereience. I always have travel insurance because you just never know when something might happen whether it be a delayed flight or a medical siutation, I want to know I am protected.
I also travel with a VPN and portable wifi so I can stay connected with my friends and family and be protected when I’m online searching up ideas for where to stay or what to do.
Excursions and Experiences
I tend not to prebook everything before I arrive to leave flexibility in my trip for local suggestions or off-beaten experiences I couldn’t find online. I do like to have an idea of what I want to do though and will make a list so I can remember them when I get where I am going.