Planning Trips – A few tips!

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Coming up with how to plan our trips was one of the most time-consuming things we had to learn when we started camping. After spending several years traveling with our Casita, I've come up with a pretty good system using a set of free tools and websites.
The key goals in settling on my approach were:
  • Identify the route we want to take (we take mostly old highways and backroads when we can)
  • Estimate the actual time (not just the ideal time calculated by most GPS programs) I think each travel segment will take and develop a schedule
  • Discover places to stay, find reviews and see photos
  • Compile an estimate of the cost for the trip
  • Add notes attached to locations on the route map
  • Share the travel map and our schedule with others
I cover my approach in more detail in my free Beginner's Guide to Small Travel Trailers. It discusses the websites and tools that I've settled on, and how I use them. Please check it out to see if you can pick up a new idea or two to simplify your planning.
- Denny

Save yourself some money

When on the road, we often find ourselves looking for an affordable overnight place to stop. A lot of people have suggested Walmart parking lots, but we are pretty set on having at least water and electric hookups. Passport America has been a pretty good solution quite often. They offer a 50% discount on probably 2,000 places in North America. You can read more about them in the website planning section.

Denny Johnson

Denny Johnson

My wife Fay and I live in Knoxville, TN, and we love traveling with our Casita. I created to share things we've learned along the way and hopefully help others. Be sure to check out all the information, the campground reviews, and especially the free Small Travel Trailers Beginner's Guide . If you like what you find, please subscribe to my Emails so you don't miss any future articles.
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2 thoughts on “Planning Trips – A few tips!

  1. My wife and i are 6 months out from doing what you are doing…. looking forward to the learning curve

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