Your Next Weekend Getaway: 5 Simple Planning Tips

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Your Next Weekend Getaway: 5 Simple Planning Tips

By Shannon Morgan

Are you ready to hit the road and escape town this weekend? Here are five tips to help you prepare for your next weekend getaway.

Travel Close to Home

If you’ve only got a weekend, then you only have two or three days to enjoy your getaway. Make the most of those days by selecting a destination that’s not too far away: you don’t want to spend all your time on the road. Three hours of travel time is ideal for a short trip. Also, go ahead and decide what you want to see and do before you get there. 

Download That App

Utilize the multitude of applications available on the web and mobile devices for travelers. PlanApple is a handy trip planning website, TripIt is an app that organizes your travel itinerary and TouristEye will help you easily discover what to do at your destination.

Check Deal Sites

On websites like Groupon and LivingSocial, you’ll find deals to attractions, restaurants and hotels in your destination. Save money by booking deals before you go. You could also plan your trip around one of the deals. Or Google for deal sites in your destination for local versions of the bigger sites.

Pack Light

You won’t need a lot on a short trip. Try to pack everything in one easy-to-carry bag.

Have Fun!

You’ll be back to work on Monday.

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