I am working on my private rating right now, and having cross country troubles. i pretty much got flight planning down, im getting used to multi-tasking during the flight, taking off, getting on my heading and communicating with ATC. However, i cant seem to find these airports, i dont start my descent in a timely fashion, therefore overshooting the airport (that i cant seem to find). then i am in a sweat about getting to pattern altitude, entering the pattern the right way where i dont piss anyone else off, and landing the plane. Seems like these airports come up a lot quicker than i think. i am completely frustrated and looking for any advice possible to help me out.