Travel Edition: Travel Organizing

I am sorry that I haven’t posted anything yesterday. I am on vacation in the Dominica right now (not Dominican Republic) if you want it may be easier to say the Commonwealth Of Dominica lol. . Dominica is pronounced here as “Dom-i-nee-ka” I know, I know its basically the same spelling just different way of saying it. So far I flew from Newark to Antigua (I stayed a few hours in Newark and one night in Antigua) and from Antigua to Dominica. But first I was in the Antigua and well lets say the internet was not being to kind to me so that is why I am posting now.

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I am somewhere here.
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As you can tell even on my trip I can’t help but share what I been up but for I do I want to share what I have been up too. So the past while I been getting ready for my trip. I can image you may be also doing the same with your family but before you pack your things to leave there are a few things you should do or think about doing.


Book Transportation Tickets For Bus, Train Or Plane. 
(You don’t need to if your driving)


That is obvious I know but its good to keep an eye out on good transportation deals. When you know which days you want to leave make sure you continuously check on deals so that you don’t have to spend a fortune. Of course if your driving, you don’t have to worry to much about that. But make sure your vehicle is up to date and checked on before hitting the road.


Apply For Passport or Renew Passport 
(If need to)


If you are going out of the country like I have then you may need to renew your passport. Check your expiring dates on all the passports. Depending on where you live, renewing or even applying for a passport that the office is rather a long waiting line. If you want to avoid that long waiting line check the offices that are not very busy. Believe me it is worth the distance because when I did this, there was no line (and I went at 1pm) As soon as the lady pasted me my number for waiting, the next desk had my number flashing for me. No waiting at all! I went on a Wednesday and the next Wednesday my passports arrived at my door.


Book and Finalize Hotel Arrangements
(If your not saying by family or friends)


Finding your place of stay for a great price is like a vacation for savings. Knowing how much the hotel will estimate of how much it will cost comes in handy. So when you have picked where you would like to vacation keep your eye out on the hotels. Near attractions and has a pool are very popular so try to get one as soon as there is a great deal.





Make A List Of Things Need To Buy For This Trip
Making a list early gives you the much needed time to get things done and buy all the needed items for your trip. Don’t wait until last minute to get things done it will only lead to stress and your vacation may not to be to pleasant.

I used my To Do/ To Buy List Printable.
travel printable


Search Activities 
Figuring out what you want to do ahead of time like water skiing, roller coasters and water slides and don’t forget to jot down the prices. This way you have an idea of the activities that you want to go too as well as having a estimate budget of how much all these activities will cost.





Finalize Budget
Take in all the things we talked about like hotel, activities, transportation budgets and have then in one spot. You now have a reference that you can continue to go to, of how much certain things will cost.



I hope you have some time, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment to say how much you enjoyed my post or even say hi, follow me on Twitter, like my Facebook page or  even subscribe. I will do the same! Have a wonderful creative day!

*Images from Microsoft Word*

10 Comment

  1. It's amazing how many people don't properly plan for a trip. They might get the main things like plane tickets etc. but don't really look into options for getting around the city or things to do in the area. My sister-in-law went to Dominica awhile back and made sure we knew how to pronounce it too. πŸ™‚ Hope you're having a fabulous time. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing that with me and taking the time to comment. Maybe one day you will get to visit Dominica too. I had a great time and will be sharing photos soon.

  2. I'm planning a trip in May. Great points for planning ahead! Happy New Year Shanice! Hope to see you again soon and thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party. Theresa

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post. I look forward to sharing more. πŸ˜€

  3. Thank you for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!!! You have been Pinned!

    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to share more.

  4. Great travel tips! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

    1. Thanks and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it. πŸ˜€

  5. Thanks for joining us at Time For Mom last week! Hope to see you there today! These are great tips. I'll be pinning!

    1. I will be there for sure. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. πŸ˜€

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