Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening friends! This is a planned post, because as you’re reading this I’m exhausted after moving out, and on my way home, finally. And, well, in case you hadn’t noticed it before, I am a HUGE planning freak. Not as much as my sister, let’s be honest –she’s going to read that and be mad…hi @nyxcorner, love you! So, in honor of that, I thought I’d try something a bit different, and talk about, drumrolls…PLANNING, and most especially, travelling.
Later on, if you’d like, I will talk about the same subject regarding blogging. But for now, summer calls, holidays as well, so…I have decided to let you on my, well, ours, with my sister / travelling twinnie, planning schedule and frenzy!
LESSON 1: CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION 🌍
Judging from my blog posts, and who I am generally, you can guess that I am a huge travelling junkie. I love it so, so much, and if I could do this all the time, I would. But since I can’t, there’s always the thrill of getting to pick a new destination, looking at a map of the world, and pointing where I’d like to go next. My bucket list is endless, but I’m so happy that I managed to cross some destinations off it already.
If anything, this year has been pretty stressful, and thinking about holidays just made me feel a bit better, and excited, and took my mind off things many, many times. But there’s something about actually choosing…it’s just like choosing between two books you REALLY want to read, which one you should start with first. WHICH ONE? Of course, SO many things must be taken into consideration, such as your budget, your ways of transportation, your GUT telling you where you should go… It’s just like picking up a new book, and going on an adventure where you are the main character of the story.
LESSON 2: THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO SEE 📷
If there’s ONE huge thing that I’m taking into account whenever choosing a place to go, it’s what there is to SEE and DO there. Obviously, there are tons of ways to see what a city / place has to offer, and in those times, Google and Lonely Planet are my BEST friends.
LESSON 3: WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET? 💸
Ugh. This is the hardest part, and what most people are struggling with the most, it’s the BUDGET. Who never wished for endless money to be able to travel everywhere, anytime? (And buy books as well, but that’s another question) I certainly did, but before that magical spell I recited a thousand, billion years ago finally starts working, I need to BUDGET things. It’s no fun, but I don’t want to spend my days counting what I’m spending. Especially when I’m on holidays discovering a fantastic bookshop or stuff, you know.
LESSON 4: PREP, PLAN, BOOK! ✈️
GUYS, if I didn’t mention it before, I am EXCITED because summer is here, and I will be going on holidays!! Not right now, I’m not leaving you guys right away, but in a couple weeks, my sister and I will be heading to England for a kind-of road trip in a few cities. And I can’t wait. Obviously, the point of me throwing it there just to make you jealous would be stupid and pointless because I am a NICE person and I’m mostly excited to share this adventure with you, by this first post with a glimpse of my planning ways and later on with travelling blog posts, Instagram pictures and maybe more…!