(Article last checked: April 11, 2016)
When people sign up for the email list, they automatically get an email from me asking them to reply with their trip planning concerns.
The number 1 thing that people email me is that they feel overwhelmed (number 2 thing is that they just want their kids to have fun).
I have a confession: some years ago when we were planning our first trip to Disney World, I emailed somebody on a Disney site and it said this (I had to dig through really old emails to find this snippet):
I am interested in knowing if you can help us with planning an itinerary for our trip. I have read a lot of information but find it all overwhelming and would like a loose schedule that includes all the important items and not something planned by the minute.
There's that word again - overwhelmed! Luckily, the person who replied to me pointed me in the right direction and I've never turned back.
And I want this site to do that for you. My hope in creating this site was to simplify the process so that it wasn't so overwhelming. That's why the 6 steps are in the planning process, and that's why I created this infographic.
The problem is that you all know there are a LOT of topics that go outside those 6 steps and it feels never ending. Guess what? It is.
I read about Disney World every day and have for many years and I still learn new things daily.
There are ways to help the trip planning process feel less overwhelming. Here are 4 tips that I think should help.