Featured photo by community member Of Two Lands (@oftwolands)

Do you organize your departures and arrivals to the exact minute, or do you leave plenty of room for spontaneity to flow? While creating trip itineraries, we all have our different methods of planning. There is something extraordinary about imagining the adventure ahead and putting it into action. This requires a fair balance between the known and unknown hours of a trip. This week, we want to focus on the tug-of-war between these two sides of travel and how you prepare for them.

Join us and the Passion Passport community this Thursday 8/25 at 2pm EST to exchange travel planning tips and share success stories of both structure and spontaneity!

If you will be unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, please schedule your responses according to the timetable below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Welcome to our #PassionPassport Twitter chat on Travel Planning! Where have you recently planned a visit to? When are you going?

Q2 – 2:05pm EST
What is your first planning step when researching a destination? (Things to do? How to get there?)

Q3 – 2:10pm EST
What is the easiest part of trip planning? What aspect of planning do you find more difficult?

Q4 – 2:15pm EST
Who do you love to plan your travels with? Why? Tag them in your response!

Q5 – 2:20pm EST
When organizing your adventure, is there something you purposely never plan? What and why?

Q6 – 2:25pm EST
How do you pack for a trip? What are some bare necessities you never leave at home? Why?

Q7 – 2:30pm EST
Would you rather: travel with a set group, solo travel, or meet other travelers on the road? Why?

Q8 – 2:35pm EST
Share with your fellow travelers — what tools or apps do you find invaluable for travel planning?

Q9 – 2:40pm EST
Time for some spontaneity! Share a photo with us of a moment that was completely unplanned. What happened to get you there?

Q10 – 2:45pm EST
What aspects of travel do you think can’t be left to chance? Why?

Q11 – 2:50pm EST
Do you think it is a good or bad thing for travelers today to have the wealth of destination information at their fingertips? Why?

Q12 – 2:55pm EST
What might you change about the way you approach planning a trip? Why?