Whether you plan to go on a business trip or a family vacation you should plan the journey at least a few weeks in advance. An enjoyable trip comes with a fool proof plan which lets you know how the journey will unfold. This way nothing will catch you by surprise. The key to successful planning is extensive research. And yes this part will take time but will eventually be worth it. Planning ahead saves you from paying extra cash for unwanted or unexpected events that can pop up during the journey.