How to plan for your trip can be the hardest part of traveling.  First you pick your location, which in our house consists of this conversation:

M: Where do you want to go?

J: I don’t know, where do you want to go?

M: Wherever you might want to go!

J: So where is that?

Then, we start planning – we’ll pull out the calendar, list some must-sees…

But nothing, NOTHING really gets going until we buy our airline tickets.

Now, we’re not travel hackers. Travel hacking is an amazing way to travel and I wish that we were that kind of people but we’re not. One thing travel hackers rely on are credit cards. I am personally terrified of credit cards and will be happy to never have one ever. So, we set up flight alerts, compare days, times and prices and pick one. Sometimes it’s the least expensive, sometimes it has the best layovers, sometimes it’s by airline, but, who am I kidding…

it’s usually price.

But for us, nothing is real until the plane tickets are bought. Once the tickets are bought, there’s no going back, only forward.

If you’re struggling with how to start your trip and you want to make sure you go before anything else gets in the way, buy your plane tickets.

That should do it.