Have you ever been frustrated on your vacation…your long awaited vacation?
Whether it is an expensive trip overseas or a weekend camping trip nearby, frustration can ruin your vacation and make you feel miserable even though you just want to relax and enjoy your time.
This happens often, whether you are the trip organizer trying to make everyone happy or you are just going along with someone else who promised to take care of everything.
The main reason for frustration during your vacation is unmet expectations. And the main cause of unmet expectations is using a poor planning strategy. You really wanted to relax by the beach, but instead you are tired of all the walking around.
You want to see a certain place, or eat a certain dish or feel a certain way but no, no and no again. Yes, you are on vacation but your dreams are replaced by a flurry of activity – buses, trains and airplanes – and when you get back home…you are frustrated.
Plan smartly and enjoy every trip
While it is true that you can’t completely avoid all frustration during your trip, knowing how to efficiently plan your trip can eliminate almost all frustration and make sure your dreams do come true during your trip.
Efficient travel planning is what turns your dreams into reality, while poor travel planning will certainly turn those beautiful dreams into utter frustration.
But how can you possibly plan for all those airport connections, buses and trains to run smoothly? How can you possibly make sure your hotels are nice and comfortable? And what about making your kids happy as well? It is impossible you may say!
Well, when you have a well oiled and SMART travel planning strategy it is not only possible to plan a great vacation, but you can also do it confidently over and over again.
SMART stands for: Specify, Maximize, Aim, Research and Travel. I will show you how to Specify your dreams, Maximize your time and money, Aim at your destination, Research your itinerary and finally Travel and enjoy.
I have been doing it for over 15 years as the de-facto travel planner for all my relatives and friends. I know the tools to use, the devices to rely on and the tricks that can save you lots of money and frustration.
You see, I’m not only talking about using some cool website or gadget, but rather I am talking about a SMART travel planning system. This system includes your expectations, your research, your finances and all the logistics. They all fit together and build on each other so that everything makes sense.
Use SMART planning for your next trip!
Work with me on planning your next vacation and not only have a great time but also learn how to plan it yourself with confidence.
What do other travelers say?
Thank you for insisting we see Avila Beach during our California trip and thank your for pointing to us to where the noisy sea lions were. Also, we appreciated all the details about visiting Monterey. Rachel & Stewart, UK
Thank you for giving us great details about Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks as well as the Petrified forest for our road trip through Arizona. Maylet & Enrique, Mexico
Thanks again for all your wonderful help & advice for our trip to Italy. It was very much appreciated! The service you provide is wonderful! Deborah & Paul, USA
Start planning your trip now…anywhere
My travel experience has become both broad and deep over the years as I have been able to explore many beautiful places by myself and with my family as well. I can help you plan for any destination, but in particular I can give you precise tips for these areas:
California – having lived in California for the last 20 years, I have crisscrosses it both north to south and west to east numerous times.
England – having lived in England for about one year I have visited almost everything there is to see in the southern part of England with occasional trips to the North and Scotland.
Italy – Having visited Northern Italy, Tuscany, Liguria and Cinque Terre I can give you great tips for planning your trip to Italy.
France – Having visited Paris a few times, the French Riviera (Cote D’Azur) and the Rhone-Alps area I can provide real guidance for your trip to France.
Switzerland – Having visited Geneva and surrounding areas numerous times as well as Zurich I can help you plan your itinerary in Switzerland.
Germany & Austria – Having visited Bavaria and the major cities in Austria I can help you create a beautiful itinerary.
Belgium – I have visited Bruxelles and surrounding areas a few times and have also visited Bruges.