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 firstname.lastname@example.org and it will appear on your phone in the application.
On my last trip, I opened the TripIt App many times to see what was next. The service automatically reads the email and puts the crazy formatted emails you usually get from the airline or travel agent into a nicely formatted trip within the Application.
I don’t know what I would do when traveling if I didn’t use TripIt.
What do you use to organize your trips?