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Feb 2, 2022

David Axelrod is the author Get Away: Design Your Ideal Trip, Travel with Ease and Reclaim your Freedom about the best way to plan a trip. David has been to over 50 countries and has written other books about the wild situations he found himself in.

Top 3 Takeaways:

  • "They, are chasing their whole itinerary and feeling like they're never really in control of it. I've heard that story way too many times. And I think what it comes down to is insufficient planning."
  • "Planning enables spontaneity. I think that when you have a plan that's an airtight plan you've earned the freedom to deviate from that plan without suffering"

  • "Even more important than the number of companions is that you are very clear with the person you're traveling with about your goals and their goals, and trying to align as much as possible."

2:00 Tell us a little bit about your story

5:00 "What are some step-by-step what's the step by step walkthrough for a trip?"

7:00 "Did you see a lot of people not follow these guidelines or did you see a lot of people make a lot of mistakes or what's the motivation behind this?"

10:15 "So how do you balance that, the planning and the not planning the fun versus structures?"

12:30 " So you're not saying as far as go to as far as booking hotels or booking hostels?"

14:30 "What's your kind of sweet spot. What do you recommend for going between cities?"

17:00 "In terms of companions, what do you suggest for people?"

19:30 "You've done a lot of travel writing and travel photography too. Did you want to talk a little bit about this?"

23:30 " You're starting consulting doing this travel planning?"

25:00 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you want to mention?"