{Day 2...something I'm good at}

Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)


I have been thinking about what to write for this topic for 2 days. And just now, at 3:52 pm it came to me! I thought for sure I had nothing to contribute for this day's post, but good golly I do.

So what is it? What am I good at?

Planning Trips.

We go on at least 1 week long vacation every year with Nathan's family, sometimes two. Over the years the family has kind of come to depend on me once we get to our destinations. Whether it be addresses for attractions, maps, dates/times, or coupons they know that I will have them. 

And I kind of like it. I like being organized when we go places and knowing what all there is to do in the area.

This is usually what I do to prepare:

  • Once we know the final destination I will google things like "Things to do in {blank}" or "Attractions and entertainment in {blank}" or "Events in {blank}" 
  •  I read the descriptions of the places and decide if it would appeal to anyone in the family. 
  •  Then I will normally print out the main page of the website for that attraction/event/etc. More often than not it will have the address, phone numbers and hours. 
  •  After I find all the places that are options I group them by location...things that are near each other. And I prioritize them by hours they are open or where we need to be around lunch time. 
  • Next I print out maps and directions to/from each place as well as to/from where we are lodging just in case we cannot get a good GPS signal. 
  •  Another thing I usually do is search the attractions to see if there are any coupons or discounts on tickets or entry and I print those.
I usually make a folder or a binder with all of the above organized. And let me tell ya, it's saved us a lot of stress and frustration over the years!! 

How do you prepare for family vacations/trips?


  1. I'm the same way! I plan out everything? I actually schedule different options on he same day just in case we want a busy or semi busy day. We haven't gone on a trip trip since having A just to visit families but we are going to Houston next month that will require some planning!

  2. Awesome and such a great idea :) Sometime this year (maybe) we are planning a big ol' family trip to Disneyland. Me and the kids, my sisters family and my parents so this will be great to do. Thanks for sharing :)
    Happy Friday!

  3. Haha I need to go on vacation with you! I have never really gone on a big family vacation. Well we did one time to Arizona, but we pretty much all just stayed at my grandparents house. I was only in middle school too. A big planned vacation sounds like so much fun!


Thanks for the comments! Hope you are having an amazing day!!