I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with spreadsheets. (Definitely) not ones with numbers, but ones filled with information, beautifully laid out cell by cell.
I was first exposed to my love of Google Sheets by my mentor and former boss, Asia. She taught me the ways of the Run of Show (or ROS). Game. Changer. Any event that is being ran efficiently and in any sort of organized manner, has a ROS. And what is it exactly? Basically a detailed timeline of when, what and how things are happening and by whom.
Slowly but surely, run of shows and the satisfying organization that come with them have leaked into every aspect of my life. I even created one for my day of "nesting" in preparation for TJ. What furniture to tackle first, when to take breaks, everything. It was incredibly successful day, if I do say so myself.
So, it only makes sense that traveling has become the perfect target for this level of organization.
Our family is gearing up for two fun trips soon: Fort Davis, TX and NYC, baby! The first of the trips is a big ole family vacation, so I'm leaving our schedule fairly open, but you better believe NYC has an itinerary!
At the bare minimum, this is what I suggest when planning for a trip:
I thought long and hard about including an example of my itinerary and ROS, but then I realized that it's really about creating something that works for you. Maybe exact timing isn't important to you or your family. Or maybe you just want to plan your meals out this way! Who knows, but do some research, open that Google Sheet and get to merging, text wrapping, highlighting and commenting. You got this!
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