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Planning Your Next Trip

How to PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP

Today's problem isn't about finding information. It's about simplifying it. 

Planning a trip can easily become overwhelming. I want to make it easy and simple for you to plan your next trip, whether that's with the kids, on your own, on sabbatical, travelling for business or simply for a weekend away.

I've broken down the process for you here, but for the complete kit, check out our Travel Toolbox ©  and Road Trip Planner & Toolkit ©.

THE TRAVEL TOOLBOX

Download an entire toolkit of resources to help you travel more easily, with more purpose and more joy after all the upheaval of Covid-19.


Yes, even if you're travelling solo. Yes, even if you have a young child.

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Making it happen

Whether it's planning the trip of a lifetime or just deciding to do something different with the weekend, the first step is to take action.

What you need to do

1

Choose where to go

It all begins with a dream. Start working out where to go with our guide to the best places to visit in the world.

2

Make a plan

The more epic the adventure, the more effort these simple looking steps take. Our Travel Toolbox ©  and Road Trip Planner & Toolkit © will help you.

3

Get the right gear

With the right gear, anything is possible. Check out our gear guides and packing lists here.

While you're going through those three steps, you may also need to consider adding in a little luxury or learning some travel hacks for family travel.

Embracing sustainable and responsible travel is baked into our entire site but we also have some focus pieces. See how you can be a responsible tourist and read about the benefits of sustainable tourism.

What to bring on a road trip - packing checklist PDF - van through the dust

In Focus: Road trips

We love a road trip! Few things beat the freedom of the open road and the sense of possibility and exploration. It's a great way to travel slow, to travel with kids, with friends or all by yourself. 

But a good road trip does take some planning. 

Luckily, we have what you need. We have a list of road trip essentials here, a guide to car rentals here and even some road trip quotes to keep you inspired while you're planning. 

And if you're looking for something to tie it all together, we have our very own Road Trip Planner ©.

Switzerland - Verbier ebike experience - Abigail King cycling in the mountains selfie

GETTING THE RIGHT GEAR

With the right gear, anything is possible. Hunting for the Northern Lights at minus 40 in the Arctic Circle becomes a joy. Cocktails in Miami, easy peasy. With the wrong gear, everything becomes harder. Despite this being a luxury travel blog, I'm not a big believer in shopping for shopping's sake, nor spending just for the sake of it. What I do know is that the right gear makes almost everything alright

. We run in-depth reviews on individual pieces of equipment, but to get started, check out these articles:

In Focus: Responsible and Sustainable Travel

The travel industry is one of the biggest in the world. The choices we make, the people we visit, the products we buy, all help shape the world. Nowhere is perfect. No-one person is, either. 

But that shouldn't stop us from trying. Everything on this site aims to help you travel more and travel better.

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THE TRAVEL TOOLBOX

Download an entire toolkit of resources to help you travel more easily, with more purpose and more joy after all the upheaval of Covid-19.


Yes, even if you're travelling solo. Yes, even if you have a young child.

Travel Toolbox with Solo Traveler
Abi Stu and Rosa with Brooklyn Bridge Background - the INside the Travel Lab family in New York

Family Travel

Family travel is a wonderful thing - as long as you're prepared! Start daydreaming with this travel bucket list for families and bucket list for the summer. Then add to the planning tools above with these child focused travel tips.

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Adding Some Luxury

Is there anything more luxurious than the luxury of choice? Here are some ways you can choose to make your journey more comfortable, from business class flights to gorgeous luxury travel gifts.

Having some travel fun

If you can't be on the road right now, you can still learn more about the world and explore it vicariously. Start planning your summer bucket list, catch the best travel movies on Netflix or brush up your general knowledge with this global food and drink trivia quiz.

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