Enjoying The Journey · Organization

My Ultimate Vacation Prep Guide!

TGI…Wednesday, am I right? Anyone else feeling it this week? I am the world’s biggest homebody, but right now I have such a vacation itch! I don’t have plans to head out of town anytime soon but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming! Just in case you’re feeling the need to get out of town too, here are my best tips for staying organized and in budget while traveling! 

I don’t typically do these kinds of posts, but my travel tips are spread all over the blog and my YouTube channel, so I decided to gather them all up right here for you. I hope you find something that is helpful!



Disney World Series

All good things must come to an end, so here are a few tips that will make it easier to come home from vacation.

I’ll end this post by encouraging those of you who can’t afford to take a big trip this summer. My parents never took us on elaborate vacations – I didn’t even see the ocean until I was in college. However, we took a short trip every once and a while to a larger city just over an hour from our house. We stayed in a hotel, swam in the pool and just enjoyed a new environment. I loved those trips! I do think it’s important for families to get away every once and a while, but it doesn’t have to be Disney World or a week in an expensive beach timeshare. I hope you can find a few days to get away with your family – even if it’s a day trip to somewhere free!

Do you have the travel itch? (Is that even a saying?)

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6 thoughts on “My Ultimate Vacation Prep Guide!

  1. Great round up! I love that post about organizing things in your car. I’m hoping to put together some essentials in a basket in the car so I’m ready for anything. Think beach towel, change of clothes for the kids, hats, picnic blanket, etc. I like to be prepared, but don’t want to have to pack those things up each time we head out. I also love how you ended this post. I didn’t grow up going on big trips every year either. We went on regular road trips within a few hours of home and had the best time. We loved visiting new zoos, tourist attractions, visiting family in other states, swimming in hotel pools, etc. The family time together is way more important than the destination.


  2. My parents didn’t do much vacation wise when we were at home but I remember my Mom always cleaning the house and doing all the laundry so we would come home to a clean, orderly house when our long weekends were over.


  3. Great post, Whitney! I enjoyed re-reading all of your travel posts! Packing snacks is always a great idea. The gas stations really are pricey!


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