Before you even arrive at your destination, it's important to have a plan (at least somewhat) for your vacation or trip. Surprise, surprise that an organizer thinks there should always be a plan! Things that will help you feel prepared - and organized:
- The Internet is available almost everywhere, so you likely won't need as many paper maps, schedules, lists as used to. Consider keeping those things electronically.
- Research your destination ahead of time if you’re going to a place that you’ve never been before. If you like to go with the flow, at least prepare yourself with a lay of the land, so you know what to expect. You don't have to plan out your day, everyday. But, you should know areas that are(not) safe, transportation options and how to get to where you'll be staying.
- Have an idea about what kinds of activities will be available to you, so that you know what to pack. What a pain to find yourself needing to buy a particular piece of clothing or equipment you have at home, only because you didn't realize you'd be able to take part while away. Sometimes even warmer climates can get cold ( what if you’re on the top of a mountain?).