If you haven’t taken a trip in a while, then you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. I get it. Travel, in general, can feel this way sometimes. This is why understanding what resources have improved and what has been introduced lately can alleviate some of your worries — and you’d be surprised how much has changed! Did you know, for example, that some major airlines have digitized a lot of their pre-travel processes? Many airlines have increased their contactless experiences even further, so that by the time you get to the airport, everything from your passports to your vaccination cards to your COVID-19 test results have already been uploaded and approved online, helping to speed up your check-in process and reducing your time in line.
This is the case for most points of contact now, from renting a car to checking in to some hotels. Before booking, make sure that you have the necessary apps downloaded, and, if necessary, just give yourself a little extra time for flexibility around crowds.
Also, don’t worry too much about booking tours or general attraction tickets too far in advance (unless, of course, they are for high-demand experiences, such as Broadway tickets or theme parks’ exclusive attractions!). Sometimes too much planning can ruin the vibe of spontaneity, which is always fun to keep in mind.