6 ways to make your vacation best

When it comes to taking a trip, half the fun is in the planning — the top sites you’ll see, the local foods you’ll munch on, and all the incredible things you’ll experience. If you’re used to taking the analog approach (piles of books, handfuls of pamphlets, phone calls across time zones), you know that it can all get to be a bit much. But it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. Read on for six easy ways to tap (or click) your way to vacation bliss.

1. Make (and share) bucket lists

Nothing beats a post-vacation high like a pre-vacation planning sesh. Once you’ve decided where you want to go, start researching! Jot down all the places you’d like to see and the things you want to do in a digital must-do list. Lists are the best place to rank and share your ideas with your travel partners. They’re also the place for tradeoffs — should you take a street food tour through Rome before you head to the Colosseum or should you head underground to the crypts and catacombs?

2. Reschedule when you need to

We can’t control a lot of things — air travel, the weather. You can control which companies you plan your trip with. Pro tip: pick ones that let you cancel last-minute so you can stay flexible. So if something comes up that knocks a cruise down the Seine off the day’s agenda, it’ll be more c’est la vie and less merde .