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Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Free Resources, Study Abroad, Travel, Travel Planning |

Creating an Itinerary: A work of Art, Science and Luck

Creating an Itinerary: A work of Art, Science and Luck

Planning an itinerary is like directing an orchestra, brewing a beer, or cooking a dish to perfection. Like artwork or science,  building it requires knowledge, precision, and a measure of luck. Additionally, the process of creating a masterpiece can be tedious at times as well as exciting. Most people enjoy dreaming of a travel experience but chafe at the idea of creating a framework for their journey, in other words, crafting the itinerary. They prefer not to spend hours making contacts, trolling through travel blogs, websites and guidebooks, checking reviews, and booking the logistics while contending with different timezones, currencies, and seasons. Luckily for the planning-shy, there are people who do enjoy travel planning! (eh hem…shameless plug for The Traveling Advisor). There are also travel planning websites like Unanchor, Spotted by Locals, SideTour, Tripzaar, and TripIt with local itineraries or planning tools. However, for those who love to plan and have time and patience, building an itinerary can be one of the most rewarding parts of the travel experience. Why? Because time...

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