Here are a few actionable tips to stay realistic and pragmatic planning travel for 2022:
Book refundable when possible. While you may have to spend a bit more upfront, you reduce overall risk, and stress when booking refundable options. We've seen how unpredictable the pandemic was: remember when we thought once the vaccine was out, this would all be a thing of the past?
Use available tools to stay on top of travel restrictions. Rules change almost daily, and booking websites fail to show the important requirements. Ensure you know the travel rules while you're planning a trip, and review them again before you embark. A free Chrome extension like Peanut is a great resource to help plan a stress free trip, displaying travel requirements while browsing flights on popular websites like Google Flights, Booking.com and Expedia.
Keep your expectations realistic. Be realistic with your trip; you may experience challenges or problems throughout your journey. The more prepared you are (and the more at peace you are) the better trip you'll have.
Brady Simpson, Co-Founder of Peanut Travel Company