Travel is something we just can’t get enough of, whether exploring a new country or just heading one county over for a little R&R. That said, we’ve had our share of mistakes, so over the years we’ve come up with strategies to make sure the trip goes smoothly and the good times are maximized. Here’s how our editors and designers handle a trip, from planning to packing to really relaxing!

See our tips and ultimate packing how-to in the slideshow!