Vacation Planning Website

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The Vacation Planning Website offers simple planning tips, packing checklists and timely to do lists.

In many cases vacation planning begins 6 months or more before you actually depart.

Starting early allows you to research culture, explore tour possibilities and book the choicest accommodations.

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There's also lots of time to get your passport in order and address other documentation that applies to the trip.

In spite of all of the plusses of traveling, many of us find leaving home just a little bit outside the comfort zone. Staying organized is key to a smooth transition from here to there and home again.

To me, that means LISTS and you know you'll find them here - for every step of the way no matter where your travels take you.

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Our helpful tips for travel include our famous Mother of All Vacation Packing Lists and a preparation index that'll keep you organized every step of the way.

What can be done 1 week prior to vacation and what should be left til the day of departure.

Whether you're going camping or on a tropical beach trip, you'll find vacation planning help here.

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Here are some great tips for the one way traveler. Explore the world on a no return ticket and plan the journey as you go.

There are a few things you should know before you head out and they're covered here, on our one way travel page.

And if you want more than the typical hotel vacation, now's the time to search the amazing array of vacation homes at some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Check below for handy links to hotels, villas, cottages or condos around the world.

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Get Packing

Packing for vacation needs some serious consideration in this day of pay per bag at the airlines and limitations on what can be carried into the cabin.

Consider the weather at your destination and the types of activities you'll do to hone your selections to the bare minimum.

Use lightweight, durable bags and choose the items you can't live without from the lists below.

Scroll down the list below for a countdown-to-vacation system that delivers easy to follow lists of what needs to be done - and when.

Everything you need to prepare for vacation - in bite sized chunks.

E-books offer insights and information, written by experts, that could save you thousands of dollars and expand your horizons. The more you save on travel expenses the more places you can go and the longer you can stay.

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How to Travel the World on a Tight Budget

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Think you need to be independently wealthy to travel the world? Not at all!.

There are means (many of them discussed on the pages of this website) available to get pretty much every aspect of travel for free, trade or cheap.

And not just a quick trip to Cabo for a week, we're talking mind expanding, long term, world travel where you'll live in beautiful residences, blend into neighborhoods, shop in local markets and commune with new cultures.

Spend as much or as little time as you choose at any destination.

Learn how to travel the world on a shoestring and make money while you're at it.

Want Cheap Flights?

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Fly Cheap!

Former Airline Pilot, Stefan Vandevelde shares all he's learned about scoring airline tickets at down to earth prices.

Here Stefan divulges his secret tips for saving big bucks on any airline for local and international flights.

Find out how to save half or more on your airline flights - you can even get money back after you've booked the tickets.

If you fly you can't afford not to purchase this guide.


Make Cruises Better

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Insiders Guide to Cruise Planning

If you're thinking about a cruise, here are the insiders secrets to perks, upgrades and freebies that make your trip more luxurious and exciting without the extra costs that most travellers pay.

Tips on how to be awarded cabin upgrades and VIP treatment on any cruise line for the rest of your cruising life.


Secrets to Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World on a Budget

Going to Disney World? Looks like you won't have to mortgage the house after all.

This guide has money saving tips and Disney World secrets for the family trip of a lifetime.

If you could cut the cost of your Disney World trip in half, without diminishing your vacation in any way, would you?

Here are tips and strategies written by a former Disney character that'll get you to Disney World in half the time you thought it would take.

Where to get the real bargains on tickets and what you need to know when choosing hotels and eateries.


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