I really enjoy planning things. Whether it’s something as small as a quick weeknight dinner or something larger like a long-term plan to pay off all of my debt, mapping out the path to reach a future goal just really makes my heart happy. Having the main details already figured out before you get into whatever the task may be makes everything go smoother and faster, and who doesn’t value saving themselves some time and frustration? The past few weeks, my boyfriend and I have been slowly narrowing down the specifics of our next vacation, which will be in October. The planning gears in my brain are hard at work, so I thought I would share the process in this two part series. This first post will cover picking a destination and timeframe, while the second will cover choosing a place to stay (with a fun spreadsheet! Those exist, right?).