There are some very good tips for travel planning here. Something else that I often think about is the location of flight transfers. I really prefer to arrange about 2 hours for my flight transfers, so that I have time to walk around, take a bathroom break, pick up something to eat, and look at what’s different. Some airports, like Seattle, are very comfortable, with excellent services, like a seated massage, and delicious food. I can relax more on my flights, if I know that I have a little extra time to make my connections. What about you? What’s important.