Nearly every person has to make at least one important trip in their lives. Sometimes it’s due to family matters or a friend’s wedding, sometimes for business, and sometimes (hopefully more often than not) it’s for an extended vacation. Here’s some advice to help you plan, especially if you live in the Houston-Galveston metro area, where allowing for traffic can be a major part of your itinerary.
Plan Far in Advance
As soon as you know you’ll be going on an important journey, you can start making a list of things you’ll be required to do if it’s a work occasion and things you will want to do if it’s a personal excursion. Then after you have listed those tasks or goals, begin making lists of things you will need to take to accomplish them.
Pack Ahead of Time
Once you have all your lists made, start packing, possibly as much as a month in advance, although two weeks is a more reasonable amount of time. This way you’ll have time to really think about what you’re packing and also make adjustments to your lists, and even buy anything you discover you’re lacking.
Have Your Transportation Lined Up
Have you ever left for the airport or cruise terminal, only to find yourself stuck in traffic? What an awful way to start your journey! If you live anywhere in the Houston-Galveston metro area, you know what a nightmare this can be. Why not give yourself peace of mind and line up your transportation in advance? You could arrange for a friend to drive you, or have a Houston to Galveston shuttle bus pick you up at a designated location. Be sure to have them take you early!
There is a lot of great advice about travel planning on the web and at your local library or bookstore. Take advantage of it and help yourself to make your trip go as smoothly as possible so you can enjoy it to the fullest.