6 Awesome Ways to Get Excited for Your Next Trip

6 Awesome Ways to Get Excited for Your Next Trip


Half the fun of going on vacation is gearing up and getting excited! Sometimes the stress of planning and wading through paperwork and receipts can be overwhelming. What is there to do to re-ignite the excitement and get ready for a well-deserved vacation?


Get on Youtube

Make a Youtube playlist of vlogs from people who have been to your hotel or gone on excursions you’ve got planned. Learn extra tips, what not to do, and how to pack appropriately! Seeing the awesome places you’ll be will get you pumped in 10 seconds flat.


Prep for vacation photos with Smile Brilliant

I love Diet Coke and coffee, so my teeth aren’t always as white as I’d like them to be. Who wants vacation pictures where you’re not smiling?

That’s why I teamed up with Smile Brilliant to try their whitening system. It was super easy to use and I loved how they customized my kit for my needs. When you receive your package, you’ll create an impression of your mouth to send back for whitening trays customized specifically for your mouth. Everything you’ll need is included – even a pre-addressed envelope to send your impressions back! I got my personalized trays back super quickly and they fit perfectly – not bulky or uncomfortable at all. After only two (TWO!) whitening sessions, I began to see the results and started getting comments from my family and friends. Smile Brilliant also includes desensitizing gel which I didn’t really need as I didn’t experience any sensitivity. No sticky strips, long dentist visits, or tooth pain? Not a bad deal for a brilliantly white smile.

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Photo ready smile


Download new media for your trip

Buy a book you’ve been meaning to read or download your favorite show to keep you entertained on your way to your destination and back. This way your vacation will be nonstop fun from start to finish, even if you have to deal with unexpected delays or bad weather that keeps you indoors.


Practice the language

If you’re traveling to a country where the national language is something other than your own, practice a few key phrases and try to nail that accent. Head to the library for practice books or download a language app like Memrise or Duolingo and try out your newfound language skills in town.

Get Excited for An Upcoming Trip


Get recommendations from friends

Head abroad armed with recommendations from friends and family. They’ll be excited to share hidden gems they’ve found, and you might be surprised to learn where they have traveled.


Buy a new outfit (or two!)

You’ve got your iPad loaded up with your favorite movies, your travel itinerary is perfectly planned, and you’ve confirmed every reservation. The cherry on top of this perfect vacation will be the new accessories you’ve bought just for this trip. You’ll be confident and have the best pictures to show for it!

What do you do to get excited for an upcoming trip?

This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant, all opinions are my own.

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