Top Guy Trip Planning Tips

Whether you’re all meeting up in Vegas for a weekend of gambling or Myrtle Beach for a week of golf, it’s certainly exciting to get away with your buddies to rest and recharge. After months of texting, meeting and suggesting, the trip is finally happening. That doesn’t mean it’s not stressful to organize for the trip, as well as pack for it, make all the reservations, and book your hotel and airfare.

We can tell you the one thing that’s NOT stressful, and that is reserving DTW airport parking. Of course, like anything else, you need to do this well ahead of time.

The last thing you want is for your guys trip to be sidelined by delay after delay in trying to locate good parking before your flight. Planning = peace of mind, so do not forget about this important step. Securing parking beforehand is the optimal way to keep stress well away from your group as you prepare to take off. It’s also one of the most overlooked, so don’t let this happen to you.

From organizing travel documents and coming up with a travel itinerary to booking tee times and airline tickets, planning is essential when it comes to guy trips. Check out these helpful tips to guide you in your big trip.

Outline Your Travel Itinerary

It’s important to create a travel itinerary that keeps everyone’s best interests and ideas in mind. This will act as a guide as you and your friends make your way through your destination. Make the itinerary beforehand and keep it safe in a backpack or wallet so it’s easily retrievable. The itinerary should include things like:

  • All travel information (parking, flight, car, tee times, show bookings, and hotel reservations). Add check-in information, reservation numbers, locations, times, and anything else that would be helpful.
  • Tour confirmations or activity reservations: Print these out so you can access them even in areas of spotty wi-fi reception, such as at the Grand Canyon or abroad in Mexico.
  • Passports and travel documents.
  • Small bills for tipping.

Flight and Parking: Book Travel Early

It can be challenging for a group of guys to decide what they want to do in the first place. Some may want to relax on a beach while others may want to go on tours or hikes every day. Once you have come up with an idea, start securing hotel and airfare, for one, and airport parking, for another. Everything else will fall into place once those have been booked.

It’s wise to reserve a parking spot well in advance with Valet Connections. Leaving a car at the airport is a smart way to save cash for your guys trip, allowing you all to ensure you’re not compromising on safety and seamless transitions. Have a smooth ride in and out when you reserve your spot ahead of time.

Establish a Budget

Since not everyone has the same budget, create a spending limit that should be adhered to by the whole group. The last thing you want to do is blow your allotment mid-week and then barely scrape by the rest of the time. Get on the same page about the amount of money everyone will spend on drink, food, excursions, and lodging.

Make sure every guy contacts their credit card company prior to the trip so they don’t get flagged for suspicious activity. If you plan to open a new credit card for the trip, look for cards that do not charge a foreign transaction fee. Bring enough cash in your wallet to cover taxis, Ubers, and tipping, but not too much that you would be upset if it was lost or stolen.

Check out the ATM and exchange fees in your foreign destination if applicable.

Notify the Cell Phone Company

In the same vein, notify your cellphone company when traveling abroad to check on plan coverage for phone calls, texts, or Internet use. If these are not covered, learn your options for receiving services while at your destination. It’s often possible to sign up for a month of international service to cover your time away. You don’t want to be at the mercy of foreign service providers and coming home to a bill filled with international fees.

Protect Your Valuables

Instead of packing valuables in your checked luggage, keep them on you until you get to the hotel. Then, they should be stashed in the hotel safe. Valuables include jewelry, passports, electronics, credit cards, prescription medications, and essential documents like licensed, reservations, and tickets.

Keep extra cash and credit cards in the safe too in case your wallet gets lifted while out and about. Keep valid forms of ID on you at all times.

Make it Known You’re on a Guys Trip

Whether for a 50th birthday celebration, bachelor party, or college reunion, why not be vocal about why you’re all together? Tell people you’re on a guys trip, as many hotels and restaurants will provide surprises and perks for such special occasions. From seat and room upgrades to free desserts and cocktails at restaurants, it can’t hurt to see what you can get for free.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

There’s no better way to recharge than to get away for a few days or a week with your buddies. But it’s also important to be smart and book your airport parking when you book your flight. That way, everything is taken care of and you don’t have to worry about anything beyond getting to your flight on time. When planning your bachelor getaway, don’t forget to book DTW airport parking, reserving your spot now when you get in touch at (734) 992-4946.