A successful trip is 100% determined by the planning you do before you go. Once I arrive at my destination I like to go with the flow but before I leave I like to be as prepared as possible and my upcoming road trip from Vancouver to Portland for my 30 Days In Portland series is no exception. I already know that once I arrive in Portland I will be immersing myself in the craft beer and food truck scenes not to mention enjoy the benefits of tax-free shopping to rebuild my summer wardrobe. So what can I do to make sure I have the best possible experience while Iâ€™m there? I have three tips Iâ€™ll share with you that work for me and do the work up front so that I can be in the moment and enjoy myself fully when I arrive. Iâ€™m so excited for my Portland adventures to begin, donâ€™t you wish you were coming with me?