The importance of time management while traveling

September 2, 2021

Travelling is no doubt a luxury on its own. You are living your life away from your responsibilities. But how far can you get? The burden of money and time still catches up. 

Many travelers have ended up spending restless nights and not enjoying their trips because of ineffective time management. 

No matter how much you plan the trip, something always goes wrong. The way to keep everything on track despite anything going wrong is time management. 

You have time to make the most of your trip.

Keeping track of your time allows you to divide your time equally between the different places you want to see. A three-day trip to explore an entire island isn’t enough. It is making the most of those three days by exploring what you can that count. The way you can efficiently do this is by prioritizing activities that you specifically enjoy. For example, if you enjoy outdoor activities, you’d want to dedicate more of your time to a hike rather than going to a restaurant. There is a fine line between micromanaging and effective time management that you should not cross. 

You have more time in a day

Time management makes a huge difference in how your day is generally laid out. For instance, planning your tour so you go to places nearby and move to other sites like that reduces your total commute time. This strategy ultimately makes you feel like you had a more efficient day since you got so much done.

You get time to sleep

While the idea of compromising on some beauty sleep to party at a pub seems rather appealing, it is not the best. Managing your time allows you to get the cream out of your experience in the best possible way. Let’s say you plan a night out on the town right before the morning of a cozy brunch. That is called nailing your time!

You save more money

Knowing where you are going and what you will be doing makes it easier to keep track of your spending. It also helps knowing how well you can control yourself in a zone filled with overpriced stores claiming to have a sale. If you know you cannot resist hopping; you might be able to trade mall plans for something else. 

Time management is generally a vital trait to have in life. Not only are you more organized, but you spend less time getting more things done. Contrary to popular belief, where trips are supposed to exist solely to throw off your responsibilities for a short while, trips come with more responsibilities. Sure, you are a tad bit more relaxed; your future self will thank you. 

Impromptu trips are hardly ever like what they show in the movies. This is real life. Here, things happen how we set the time. As earlier mentioned, the line between micromanagement and actual management must not be broken for a calm trip away from work.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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