Who is Elusive Traveler?
Welcome! My name is Nicole and I am the Elusive Traveler. I’m a 27 year old female who loves to travel, both solo and with friends and family. I always have my next trip in the works, and I think planning it is half the fun! Many people find the trip planning process to be overwhelming and stressful, or don’t know where to begin. My goal is to help you with your trip planning process so you can spend less time researching, and more time enjoying yourself around the world! (Click to read more about Nicole...)
Trip Planning 101
Even though the trip planning phase one of my favorite parts, for a lot of people it can be overwhelming. There is a lot to think about, decisions to be made, and a ton to keep track of. Many people begin trip planning a year in advance due to all the preparations (and of course deals for booking early.) Some people just go the “Expedia” or “Travelocity” route and book a vacation package to lessen the burden. While Expedia and Travelocity can have some great deals, depending on your destination it can be a lot cheaper to do the work yourself. If you’re not sure where to start, this post is for you... Click to Read More
Trip Budgeting 101
If you’re anything like me, you want to make the most out of your time and your money when you’re traveling. Accommodations, transportation, food, those must-do-activities definitely add up, and it’s nice to be able to save money when you can. This is why it is very important to come up with a realistic trip budget, and account for all of your spending. You don’t want to end up without a cab if you need one – because you forgot to account for transportation costs. Learn how to come up with a realistic budget, and don't leave anything out!Click to Read More
A Trip Planner for Superior Organization
If you’ve read Trip Planning 101: Planning Without the Stress, and are interested in learning more about my Trip Planner, you have come to the right place! I’ve gone over my trip planning process and how I make sure to record everything from beginning to end, using my trip planner spreadsheet. In this post I’m going to go over just the mechanics of my trip planner, since it is pretty in depth. I want to make sure my labels and process for using this sheet (not for planning a trip in general) are clear. If you have any questions about how to use the trip planner feel free to leave a comment!Click to Read More