How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 4 – Destination

How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 4 – Destination

In the previous parts of this series on trip planning we discussed where, when, airfare, and lodging. Now we’ll talk about how to move around within the country(ies) and researching what to experience.   We’ve found that visiting a few cities and spending more time in each is better than trying to visit as many cities as possible within a trip.   As they say […]

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How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 3 – Accommodations

How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 3 – Accommodations

We consider ourselves somewhat expert when it comes to accommodations, having stayed in over 85 different ones in the past 6 years. In our opinion, the selection of accommodation type is strictly personal preference. The questions to ask yourself are: what do you desire from your accommodations and its location and how much does your budget allow? Our bungalow in Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We don’t usually stay in […]

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How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 2 – Airfare

How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 2 – Airfare

Denver to Brussels for 10 Days in August 2017 for only $377 a person ROUNDTRIP!   There are strategies on when to book flights. How long prior to your departure day should you book and what day of the week is best? It’s a crap shoot whether or not airfares will go up or down.    While researching airfare examples for this post we found a […]

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How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 1 – Where & When

How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 1 – Where & When

We are often asked how we plan our trips, commenting that we make it look easy. In reality, it is very time consuming but we enjoy the planning part almost as much as the trip itself. In this series, we will show you how to optimize your planning process and make your independent planning and traveling easier. Remember, with independent traveling, there is no tour […]

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