Day: August 24, 2023

Whether you are the president of the largest corporation or a happy housewife, the maximum time you can use is 24 hours a day (unless you are an astronaut who surfs the vastness of uncharted space, where time flows more slowly, then you can do a lot more in a day:)

Just imagine: your Roman holiday starts in a few days and you already feel the taste of homemade oven-baked pizza in the authentic taverna, mentally stroll through the magnificent Piazza del Popolo, and breathe in the magic scent of the Pincio gardens…

But how to catch everything everywhere all at once during the long-awaited trip to Europe, when there are so many beautiful things around?

What Is Time Management?

It is an efficient approach to organizing and planning your time. The essence of the right travel time management is to accomplish all desired activities in a limited time, while not yielding to the quality of the journey.

Those who follow the basic principles of travel planning will save themselves from haste, confusion, frustration, and stress. Here are some travel hacks to use your time on fully maximizing every moment:

Schedule Time For Planning

Schedule Time For Planning

Plan to plan. Carve out some time to plan for the forthcoming trip to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. Why does it matter? Many excursions, visits, or sightseeing tours need to be booked ahead of time.

Due to high demand and limited opening hours, you run the risk of not being able to visit the scheduled places if you do not take care of it in advance. Browse the tour you are interested in and purchase a ticket online for a certain day, so you save time searching for ticket kiosks on the spot and guarantee yourself a place.

Choosing the Right Mode of Transport

Moving around takes a lot of time while traveling. Most European countries boast a well-developed transport infrastructure, so tourists can easily choose the most suitable transportation mode. Again, the question of time arises: How do choose the most time-efficient way without sacrificing comfort and spending a lot of money?

If you plan to get the most out of your trip by turning around the city and surroundings for the most stunning places, car rental can be the best option for you. You will get even more benefits if you travel in a large group: a van rental at Roma Airport will solve all your problems, saving money on public transport tickets, and providing a lot of space in the cab.

If you rent a van in Rome, you can move to admire the picturesque streets of Florence, plunge into the crystal clear sea on the coast of Ostia Lido, and see the majestic architecture of Naples in only a few days! To make your trip hassle-free, follow this guide to driving in Italy, as driving in European countries has its peculiarities. You can also learn some tips to rent a cheap van for your adventure!

Use Travel Apps To Get Advice On Where To Stay And What To Do

Use Travel Apps To Get Advice On Where To Stay And What To Do (2)

Modern apps are your first assistants in travel planning. Using them, you can save time in preparing itineraries, quickly find a suitable hotel in any corner of the world, and get acquainted with real customer reviews regarding a particular restaurant, attractions, souvenir shop, etc.

From whale watching and skydiving to wine tours and horseback excursions, travel apps will offer you a huge choice of activities to make your European adventure captivating and unforgettable! Below you can find the list of “must-to-be-on-hand” travel apps:

  • Hostelworld
  • Tripadvisor
  • Skyscanner
  • GetYourGuide
  • UpMenu.

Stop Browsing Social Media Every 5 Minutes

It is very easy to lose sight of the things that take up a lot of our time while on vacation. Our habits do not leave us either on busy weekdays or relaxing on a paradise island. If you are used to spending more than two or three hours a day plunging into the global ocean of social networks, it might be difficult for you to emerge from it even while traveling.

Leave hopping onto Facebook, and sharing your stories on Instagram with friends and followers for later, so you can fully enjoy the moment. Stories and Insta will not run away until you return home, while a quick look at social media may lead to wasting an hour browsing. In addition, you will be interested in looking at photos from your trip upon return, so you can easily combine business with pleasure.

Know How To Prioritize

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When we go to a new place, we want to visit all possible sights right away, try all the national dishes in all restaurants, enjoy the local colors, and walk along the 101 streets of the Old City. All this can not be done in a week or even two. Even the locals physically cannot go around all the paths of their city in their entire lives.

Therefore, when traveling, it is very important to set priorities and clear goals. For example, during your trip to Barcelona, you want to visit the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Camp Nou, the museum of Pablo Picasso, Mercat de la Boqueria, the beach, Port Vell, and take the cable car up to the top of Montjuïc mountain.

Decide what you want to do first and start with it. For example, first, you may visit what will take more time and where you need to purchase tickets.

While embarking on a leisurely European adventure where taking your time is key, explore four effective strategies for earning money while traveling, as discussed in our article.

Learn To Enjoy The Moment

No matter how perfectly you plan your trip, the mood lives inside you and no one but you can fill your day with positive emotions. Therefore, even if you missed the cruise boat that was supposed to take you to a desert island, do not despair: look around, maybe this island looks even more attractive from a bird’s eye view on an airplane.

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