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Maximize Your Travel in 2023: 5 Expert Tips

Posted: Dec 23, 2022 | MountainBased Team

Are you ready to make 2023 your best travel year? Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or just starting to explore the world, there are a few key things you can do to make your trips as seamless and enjoyable as possible. From planning ahead to being open to new experiences, there are many strategies you can use to ensure that your travels are both memorable and stress-free. Whether you’re looking to travel abroad or explore the beauty of America’s National Parks with MountainBased, our top tips will help you make the most of your travels.

Planning ahead can be a great way to reduce travel stress. Here are some reasons why planning ahead will make your trip more enjoyable:

Avoid Disappointment

By planning ahead, you can ensure that you get to do the activities and visit the places that you really want to see. Prevent the disappointment of showing up at a popular attraction only to find out that it is fully booked for the day, you don’t have the right permit, or you came at a bad time.

Book Early

Many travel deals and discounts are only available for a limited time. By planning ahead you can take advantage of these offers and save money on your trip. You may also be more flexible with your travel dates and destinations. This allows you to take advantage of last-minute deals or make changes to your itinerary if necessary. If you’re looking for more customization, try one of our private trips! To learn more, click here.

Enjoy More Options

By planning ahead, you have more time to research and compare different travel options. This means you can find the best deal on flights, hotels, and activities, and choose the ones that best suit your needs and budget. The National Parks in Utah, Wyoming and California are popular destinations. With such high levels of tourism, it’s important to plan ahead to secure accommodations. We have established relationships and reserve rooms years in advance to ensure lower costs for our guests at preferred locations, including Red Cliffs Lodge, and Tenaya Lodge. Planning ahead can also help you avoid crowds and congestion to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the park. With MountainBased, you can trust that our expert guides will handle all the logistics of your trip. You just focus on enjoying the stunning scenery of Utah’s National Parks, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.

Wanna glamp and hike? Try our Yellowstone Glamping + Grand Teton Hiking Tour where we stay 2 nights at UnderCanvas in West Yellowstone!

Be More Organized

Planning ahead can help you stay organized and on top of all the details of your trip. This includes packing, making transportation and accommodation arrangements, and preparing any necessary documents or visas. Are you on a trip with us in 2023? Check out our packing list for both lodging trips and camping trips!


With all the details of your trip taken care of ahead of time, you can relax and enjoy your vacation without worrying about last-minute preparations or unexpected issues. Planning ahead can help you create lasting memories of your trip, by allowing you to experience all that your destination has to offer and fully immerse yourself in the local culture and attractions. Our small group tours will immerse you with other like minded travelers on top-rated adventures out west.

Travel is an opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in a different culture, try new foods, and try activities that you might not normally do. Being open to new experiences allows you to fully embrace the opportunity to explore and learn about the world around you. MountainBased has had numerous first-time campers who step out of their comfort zone and love the experience! Check out our video of past campers on our Yellowstone + Grand Teton Itinerary!

One of the best things about travel is the opportunity to be spontaneous and try something new. Maybe you’ll discover a hidden gem of a restaurant or find a new hobby that you never would have tried at home. Being open to new experiences allows you to take full advantage of all that travel has to offer and can make your trip even more memorable.

Wanna know a secret? One of our favorite hidden gems in Utah is Red Cliffs Lodge.  Stay with us at this iconic property nestled in the red cliffs of Southern Utah near both Arches and Canyonlands National Park. Stay here on both our Arches + Canyonlands Hiking Lodging Tour or our Utah Mighty 5 Hiking Lodging Tour.

Red Cliffs Lodge with MountainBased

In addition to personal growth, being open to new experiences can also strengthen your relationships (Read our blog post about “How Traveling Together Can Strengthen a Marriage” with those you’re traveling with. It can be easy to stick to what you know and do the same things that you always do. Trying new things together can bring you closer and create new shared memories.

So next time you’re planning a trip, don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. You never know what amazing experiences and memories you might create.

Traveling can be an exciting and enriching experience, but it can also be stressful if you’re not properly organized. That’s why it’s important to take some time to plan ahead and make sure you have everything in order before you hit the road. Here are a few reasons why being organized for travel is so important:

Save Time

When you’re organized, you’re able to pack efficiently and know exactly where everything is, which means you won’t have to waste time searching for things in your suitcase. This is especially important when you’re trying to catch a flight or make a connecting trip.

Save Money

Being organized can also help you save money by making sure you have all the necessary documents and travel essentials with you. For example, if you forget your passport, you may have to pay for a last-minute, expensive flight back home to retrieve it. Our trips include all the essential gear you need, fresh and hearty meals every day, transportation, permits, and park fees.

Avoid Stress

One of the biggest benefits of being organized for travel is that it helps you avoid stress. When you know exactly what you need to do and where everything is, you’re less likely to feel overwhelmed or anxious.

Stay Safe

Finally, being organized can help you stay safe while you’re traveling. If you’re going on a long hike, you’ll want to make sure you have a map, compass, and other essential items in case you get lost. Similarly, if you’re traveling in a foreign country, it’s important to have your passport and other important documents easily accessible in case you need to show them to authorities.

In short, being organized is an important part of any successful trip. So take some time to plan ahead, make a list of everything you need, and double-check that you have everything packed before you leave. You’ll be glad you did!

As much as we all like to think we can handle everything on our own, the truth is that sometimes it can be overwhelming to plan a trip. There are so many different factors to consider, from choosing a destination and figuring out transportation to booking accommodations and activities. It can be tough to keep track of everything, and that’s where MountainBased comes in.

Our team of expert guides and travel planners are here to help take the stress out of trip planning. Whether you’re looking to book a guided tour or just need some advice on where to go and what to do, we’re here to help. We’ve spent years exploring America’s National Parks and wilderness areas and have the knowledge and expertise to help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

So don’t be afraid to ask for help when it comes to planning your next adventure. Whether you’re traveling solo, with a group of friends, or with your family, we’re here to make your trip as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Just give us a call or send us an email at and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

It’s no secret that getting out into nature can be incredibly good for our health. Studies have shown that being in the great outdoors can reduce stress and improve our overall well-being. That’s why at MountainBased, we believe that traveling and hiking should be an important part of everyone’s life.

One of the most obvious benefits of hiking is the physical activity. Getting outside and exploring the trails can be a great way to get some exercise, whether you’re an experienced hiker or just starting out. And because hiking is low-impact, it’s easier on the joints than more strenuous forms of exercise like running.

But the benefits of hiking go beyond just the physical. Being in nature can also help to reduce stress and improve our mental health. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can improve our mood, increase our focus and concentration, and even boost our creativity. And because hiking allows us to disconnect from technology and the demands of our daily lives, it can be a great way to relax and recharge.

Hiking in Utah’s National Parks can be a truly transformative experience, not just for your body, but for your mind as well. The stunning natural beauty of the parks, combined with the physical exertion of the hike, can help to clear your mind and reduce stress. – Nick St John // MountainBased Guide


Planning ahead, being open to new experiences, and being organized are all important aspects of making your 2023 travel plans a success. By taking the time to plan and prepare, you can ensure that your trip goes smoothly and you make the most of your time and money.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when planning your trip – whether it’s from friends, family, or a professional travel company like MountainBased. Finally, don’t forget to take the time to relax and recharge during your travels. Hiking and exploring new destinations can be physically and mentally draining. It’s important to take breaks and give yourself time to rest and recharge. By taking this all into account, you can make 2023 the best travel year yet.

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