Everyone loves the thrill of travelling, but preparing for that perfect getaway can easily turn into a stressful activity. There’s so much to think about, budget for and pack, so how can you make things easier? Today’s post is all about sharing a few top tips with you on prepping for your next city getaway, so that you can have a relaxing, stress-free break.
Research where you’re headed
Before you start buying your new holiday wardrobe, make sure you check out where you’re going. Don’t just think about the immediate things like the attractions you want to visit though. What are the transport links like? Will you mostly be walking, or getting the bus around town? What’s the terrain like if you plan on walking out of the city? What temperatures are you likely to have while you’re there? All of this will help you to pack accordingly, so that you don’t end up with several pairs of flip-flops when you needed walking shoes.
Figure out transfers beforehand
Speaking of getting about town, be sure to book all your transfers in advance, where a huge chunk of your holiday stress will come from. On the one hand, if you’re renting a car to get around a large city, you’ll pay an expensive premium for booking a car when you land rather than shopping around online and booking it for when you arrive. On the other hand, if you plan on using public transport, have you compared prices and routes across trains, coaches and taxis? These will vary hugely and will be cheaper to book in advance too.
The earlier the better
As we’re on the subject of booking things early, this advice doesn’t just extend to transport, but to everything you plan on doing. Whether it’s heading over to romeoperatickets.com to make sure you don’t miss out on an opera under the stars, booking yourself onto a food and wine country tour through romantic French vineyards, or making sure you get the wristband sorted out for your next big music festival in Germany, it would put a huge dampener on your holiday if you didn’t manage to get hold of them. Make sure you’re not the one missing out.
Plan where you want to visit
Although people enjoy the spontaneity of being on holiday, and they like to feel free to explore and discover things at random, if there are certain things you want to see, it certainly helps to have a plan of any major city attractions in mind. You could simply plan a route of them for you to dip in and out of throughout your stay, or you could take it as far as mapping out a rough itinerary each day, depending on how organised you like to be and what the area has to offer. The last thing you want is to run out of time.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post. If you have any of your own tips, feel free to leave them below.