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Planning a Trip Made Easy

Learn how to plan epic vacations and make the most of short trips.

Learn how to plan trips with ease with the help of travel tips, packing hacks, accommodation-finding guides, and more from Alpacka My Bags.

Planning any type of travel can become overwhelming, and that's why I'm here to help. It doesn't need to be a hassle!

After many mishaps on my own adventures, I want to share with you the best methods for planning a trip, packing tips for travel and how to avoid overpacking, accommodation tips, language learning basics, and more.

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Finding the Best Accommodations

Your accommodation is your home away from home when you're traveling. It's important to find the best place to stay for your trip so you're comfortable, can sleep well, and have a place to relax after long days of exploring.

What is your budget? This is a great place to start as you don't want to spend your entire trip's budget on a hotel. Are there any services or amenities you will need, like parking?

It's like an art, being able to search through the plethora of hotels, Airbnbs, hostels, and Vrbos, and finding the holy grail that matches your budget and your needs.

So how do you find the best accommodation for travel? Let's start here!

Packing Tips for

Where are my chronic over-packers at? I used to be in the same boat! Only after many uncomfortable days of lugging around an incredibly heavy suitcase or jamming my bag in the plane's overhead compartment,  did I realize over-packing was not the way to go.

I'm here to share my beloved packing tips for travel to help you plan and prepare for any trip! From packing for a specific destination to adventure activity gear to seasonal packing checklists, I've got you covered. Dive in below and get your bags ready!

Pack less than you think; laundry is an option and you might want souvenirs.
Save room in your bag by using compression packing cubes!
Always watch the local weather of your destination before you go.
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Not sure where exactly you want to travel to yet? Browse some of my most recent travel guides to inspire your wanderlust! An epic adventure awaits you. 

Now is the time to start booking your next trip so you can save money, pack well and prepare, and be able to make the most of your trip!

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General Travel
Planning Tips

Hey new travelers! I want to help you become the traveler you dream of being. Learn how to start traveling, how to save money on booking trips, how to make the most of part-time travel, and more.

There is no better way to learn about the world than by traveling and experiencing it for yourself. Here's how you can start traveling too!

Explore Our Travel Guides

Find our travel guides, itineraries, and recommendations by location and activity here!

Travel Resources

Planning a vacation can be time-consuming and a little overwhelming. To help smooth this process for you, we've compiled our favorite travel planning resources.

From finding the best flights and hotels to the essentials you need to make the most of your trip, check out the Alpacka My Bags travel resources page.

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