Trip It Keeps You Organized While Traveling

I just returned from a trip to Bucharest, Romania. It was an incredible trip. I had a lot of fun with my friends there, and my class (the reason I went) went very well.

I’m not very good at keeping myself organized when it comes to traveling. My travel documents usually get lost somewhere, and the confirmation emails get filed away in my email system, making it difficult to get to them when I need them.

I don’t usually memorize my itinerary when traveling. I just remember that I need to know the next step in the process of getting to my final destination. I don’t study my flight itinerary and usually don’t look at it until a few days before my actual flight.

I’ve started using TripIt on my iPhone to help me get more organized. You simply register for the service and then forward your confirmation email to plans@tripit.com and it will appear on your phone in the application.

Backup Batteries Can Save Your Trip

We’re so connected nowadays that we have to travel with about 10-15 charging cables when we go anywhere. On my recent trip to Greece, I realized just how dependent I am on battery powered devices. Between my iPhone, iPad, and my son’s iPod, each night we would have to decide which devices needed charging, and each day we would hope the batteries would last for us while we using our devices.


(Photo by: Janet Ramsden)