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Trip Planning Made Easy with Microsoft Office 365 OneNote + Giveaway

I was asked to try Microsoft Office 365 and the new OneNote by One2One Network, to discuss how trip planning is made easy. All opinions expressed are my own.


While traveling is one of my favorite things to do, trip planning is not at the top of my list. I agonize over the best prices and the best places to go and to sleep. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I check Expedia, Priceline, Kayak, etc. to look at hotels and flights, and compare pricing. I check them over and over again because it takes forever for me to make a decision – because I don’t want to make the wrong one; and I can never remember where I found which pricing! It can be quite frustrating. Then I am constantly looking up reviews for attractions and locations, and the list goes on.

Well, I discovered something super cool that can help with all of my future trip planning! I’m actually giving it a try for my upcoming NYC trip! has some very useful features and tools that are intended to keep you more organized when it comes to planning. We all know how awesome Microsoft Office already is, but the (free download courtesy of Microsoft office 365) can be completely customized to aid you in planning your next trip or dream vacation! This is all another part of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium and you will love it!

Because of my dilemma of the constant internet surfing for good prices, restaurants, locations, etc., the feature that I love the most about the is that it can be used to organize all vacation notes, reservations, confirmations, directions, website links (even screenshots)! After all, that searching is eventually going to turn into confirmations and reservations that I don’t want to get lost. If you’ve ever seen my inbox, you know how crazy it can get and those confirmation emails can get buried mighty fast! Not only can you store everything in OneNote, but you can use SkyDrive to access those documents from just about anywhere, including your mobile device! Scan in your passport and immunization records, and you’ll have them all right there when you need them!

Microsoft OneNote Easy notesTo give you an idea of how easy it is to take and save notes while browsing, this screen just pops up and you can type your notes and hit save.

send to onenoteThe Send to OneNote just sits in your task bar, when needed, and you can select from Screen Clipping, Sending to your OneNote, or writing a quick note. I love how these options are right at your fingertips for easy planning and organizing, all at once! I am not the most organized person so these tools really do save me some time and agony!

Some other cool features:

  • Collaborate with family members on where to go and what to before or even during your trip by sharing your notes with one another
  • Import Excel spreadsheets to manage your trip budget.
  • Useย SkyDrive to save your OneNote notebook, so that you can access all of your information from anywhere, even when youโ€™re on-the-go.
  • While traveling, take notes and photos of places you really enjoyed (or places to avoid) to include when youโ€™re ready to blog about your trip.

I feel like there is so much more I can share about Microsoft Office 365 and OneNote, but there is only so much space and time! This version of Office is even way more amazing than any other version I have tried! So many options to choose from right when you open it up; such as creating an award, birthday card, document, etc. Something else that you will love is that with Microsoft Office 365, you can have one program and install it on up to 5 devices!!

Luckily ONE OF YOU will get to try it all out for FREE, for one full year! That’s right! I’m giving away a one-year subscription ($99 value) off Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium! Giveaway will be open worldwide and will end at 11:59pm PDT on 6/30. To enter, fill out the form below.


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Emily Buys


  • I would love this! It would really help to organize my school work!

  • I think this is great- even if you don’t get out much from the area. I would likely use it to post about the destinations near my home. I live in Central Florida so there are a LOT of destinations tourists pass up when they head to the Mouse House and Orlando. So many beautiful gems just waiting outside of the crowds… real Florida.

  • This sounds so awesome! I’d love it! It would completely help me organize everything (including my wedding planning) and i’d be able to share it with the MOH’s or BM’s. Hope i win!

  • To be honest, everything about it sounds great and easy to use.
    Good luck to everyone who enters! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m pretty sure I’m too late, but I used the trial version and it was great! Love spreadsheets!

  • I don’t travel at all except from Seattle to maybe Tacoma or Bremerton… lol but if I win I’ll find it a good home. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck to all!

  • I’d like to organize things about local and out of state races (running). Hard to keep all the facts straight sometimes and this could help.

  • first i would enjoy everything thing about it and i would like the excel speedsheet and it would help me alot when i am on the go to to get all my files from skydrive and it would help me organize which i am terrible about…….

  • first i would enjoy everything thing about it and i would like the excel speedsheet and it would help me alot when i am on the go to to get all my files from skydrive and it would help me organize which i am terrible about…….

  • I can’t wait to try the document feature to write all of those papers I will be writing in graduate school.

  • I really really need this ๐Ÿ™‚ it would help so much with organizing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It sounds like the web-clipping system has been made more intuitive in the latest version of OneNote. I’d like to experiment with doing more screen clippings as I look for things to blog about (or take on domestic tasks like gift shopping).

  • The organizing all receipts in one place with the sky drive access…what could be better?

  • The Screen clipping feature in One Note sounds very interesting. I did use a trial version of Office 365 and am in love with the idea of being able to put it on multiple computers/tablets and being able to use Skydrive to be able to access all my documents either at my house, work, Boy Scouts, wherever I am.

  • I love that OneNote can import Excel spreadsheets, which is useful for budgets, itineraries, and receipts!

  • This would be a wonderful program to use in general. I don’t like planning things wither so I try to keep up with things by writing down daily things I need to do. I like the screen clip option. I use a lot of excel so importing from there is important.

  • I like the One-Note feature that allows you to post notes as you travel, about what you like/didn’t like, want to see in the future, what you want to see again. The personalization of it appeals to me!

  • I have never heard of One Note so of course I am curious to try it and all of the other Updated Office Programs.

  • I’ve always loved Microsoft Office products and have taken MANY college courses on them. I can’t wait to see what new functions Microsoft Office 365 has to offer!

  • I love the SkyDrive because inevitably I leave something at home so the ability to access it would be awesome!

  • I love that you can collaborate with family members on where to go and what to before or even during your trip!

  • I really like that you can import Excel spreadsheets and would love to try this!

  • Oh we are moving across country next month and are staying in hotels for over a week and this would soooo help organize all of this!! Thanks for the chance!

  • I live that you can write a note at any time……………that would be my fav. but I like everything I read about it.

  • I love the idea of being able to use this to collaborate with family when planning trips.

  • The feature of screen clipping! I have seen others use it and tried it during the trial but can’t afford to purchase. I would love this!

  • I would love the trip planning tool…Disneyland is coming up for us and my mind is scattered and could use some organizing!

  • I am very curious about the sky drive. Sounds like something I could really ise

  • The screen clipping sounds like the best feature. Would love to try it. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  • Being able to access skydrive from anywhere is appealing to me.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Would love to get organized for my family. Long ago I was awesome at it since having kids not so much. This surely would help me ๐Ÿ™‚

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