I really do have some of the main traits of a Virgo one being that I thrive organising myself and planning. I think my family and friends could vouch that I really love planning, and sometimes I’m the one making all the plans. But what’s more fun to plan than a city break?
I’m by no way a ‘professional planner’ but I do consider myself someone in the know cause I’ve helped organise quite a few trips, dinners etc.
Firstly for a trip print out/ buy anything that will be useful i.e. maps/ tube maps / language guides etc. anything that is going to make life easy once you arrive at your destination.
Secondly, for accommodation search sites such as Trivago and Trip Advisor to find the hotel/hostel/apartment that’s in your budget located at a central location that is easy to get to. Looking at the reviews of hotels is really useful in finding out what others thought of the place where you are thinking of making your base for the trip.
Plan out your budget. How much flights/ buses/ tubes/ trains are places you want to visit in the city, places where you are going to eat and general spending money.
I find writing a list of everything I want to do is useful as its realistic and surfing the web is great at figuring out how much things cost, e.g. museums, cafes, monuments.
Create a schedule. it doesn’t have to be exact but it means that the days you have in the city you are going to wont be wasted and you’ll be able to cram in everything you want to do and not leave disappointed.
Plan what you are going to wear the night before. It saves you wasting time in the morning and means that you can make the most of the full day ahead.
Have a back up plan. Especially if your travelling alone like interailing etc. so that if you become ill or something is stolen you have emergency money and a contingency plan.
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I’ll do a follow up post soon on what I take on a city break