Organization is key when planning for a trip, however short or long. Here's a list of some of the best resources from around the web that help streamline the packing and planning process of any travel.
A straightforward checklist from Simplify101 has things to do before the trip and things to pack broken out into easy to reference categories.
Fodors offers an in-depth look at the best way to prepare for a trip to Europe in the summer.
As traveling is all about the experience, Lonely Planet suggests 27 tips to get the most out of your trip (less of a check list and more about preparation).
And this travel insider list offers a variety of tips ranging from shopping for antiques in Paris to tips for booking hotels in LA.
Also, commonly overlooked when planning for travel, is wrapping up loose ends at work and at home. Here's a short list of things to remember prior to departure:
Pay bills due
Notify friends and family
Get rid of old food
Turn off alarm clock setting
Unplug electric lines
With some research and a helpful checklist, planning a trip becomes a breeze and leaves you free to enjoy the adventure.