One of my favorite parts of going on a trip is to plan it. How I plan a trip usually depends on if I’m traveling with other people or if I’m going alone. If I’m traveling by myself, I often don’t do much planning. I’ll do a little research ahead of time of things I am interested in and would like to see, but I tend to just spend my trip wandering around and making decisions on a whim.
When I’m traveling with friends, I tend to be more of a planner. Mainly because I want to make sure we make the most of our time. For instance, my friend Abby and I are going to Portugal this summer but we’re only going for 6 days so I want to make sure we don’t miss out on anything that we really want to see. However, I’m not a rigid planner, I don’t like having such a strict plan that it doesn’t allow for spontaneity or impulsiveness.
If you’re planning a trip with a group of friends, one of my favorite websites/apps to use is Travefy. Travefy is a web-based app that allows you to add all your travel information into it to create an itinerary (however you can only make changes to your itinerary on a browser, not in the app itself – the only drawback of the app).
As you can see, there are icons for each day that I’ve placed information. I love that you can track your flights and reservations. You can also upload pdfs and receipts into the app which I love for when I’m in a country without cell service or so I don’t have to hunt through all my emails. There is also a chat feature in the corner that allows you to discuss information with your travel companions. I also like it because it allows you to create notes within the app with information that don’t necessarily fall within the travel itinerary but you want to have it in one place (like the photo below that I made for my New York trip).
It also comes with a feature to add the cost of each event you’re adding to your itinerary if you want to track your spending. I highly recommend using Travefy as it’s one of the best group planning apps I’ve used. If anyone uses a different travel app I’d love to know what you use.
Next week I’ll finally be posting about my trip to Argentina and I can’t wait to tell you about it. Have a great rest of your week.