Bit of a Madonna reference for you there.
Here are my top tips for planning a holiday whether it be with your partner or family.
CREATE A BUCKET LIST
It’s a simple idea but so useful. Josh and I have created a bucket list of places we want to visit together and what time of the year we want to go. This year we’re planning a getaway for our anniversary and one for just after my graduation in November. We’re thinking about Edinburgh for October but midweek so that it’s a tad cheaper for the train tickets and accommodation. I’ve been before with my Nana and Grandad but I don’t remember much from it as it was a good 9 or 10 years ago! For November, we want to go to London as it will be lovely and wintery and the Christmas festivities will be beginning too! OOH, I LOVE CHRISTMAS! For each location, try and think of at least two iconic places to visit while you’re there so you can come back and say ‘we’ve been there’!
Pinterest is a heaven-sent for travel blogs and advice. I have a few private boards for each location we want to visit with loads of tips and tricks for travelling. Take other people’s advice as it really is useful. Create a few boards or a general board for your planned adventures and add anything you think would be exciting and fun to do for each location and just watch your mini mood board grow! I use Pinterest for EVERYTHING, I’ve got most of my present ideas from there. You also don’t need a blog to sign up or use the website, it’s the holy grail of blog post ideas though! Why not share your tips and tricks for others once you’ve visited somewhere?
AIRBNB OR HOTEL?
I love staying in a hotel because you know then that you are in fact on your holidays. Even though the beds can sometimes be under par which is why I fancy trying AirBnB. I’ve heard and read some good reviews about them and I’ve convinced Josh to try it when we head off to Edinburgh but to be honest, he says the prices are similar to a hotel anyway. So we’ll see when the time comes what we go with, no doubt I will blog about it – it’s my life now! How ace is that? I think a property from AirBnB will feel like we actually live there so maybe a hotel will be a better option.
WHAT TO PACK
Pack as light as you can. I tend to overpack and I mean OVERpack. When Josh and I went to Center Parcs last year…god was that only last year…I packed everything and the kitchen sink. I’m surprised everything fit in the car to be honest, haha! I do like to make sure I have spares of everything, even shoes just in case. Skincare and make up wise, I have a fold-up bag for them so they take up no room at all. When you hire a lodge, it’s impossible not to overbuy food, Josh and I took two packs of Doritos with us to Center Parcs and smashed through them within five minutes while we were unpacking. Food is dangerous when you’re on holiday.