There’s something so beautiful about heading off somewhere new and embracing the unknown. At the same time, being well-prepared and staying organised while on your trip will help you make the most of your time as well as avoid any travel related mishaps. So whether you’re heading away for a long weekend or an epic around the world trip, here are some ideas to help you travel in organised style.
Your travel essentials…
Do your research
We love spending whole days wandering around and just letting ourselves get lost as we soak in the local culture. On the other hand having a handful of lesser known sights and neighbourhoods already on your itinerary is a great idea to help you get off the beaten track. Reading travel books, blogs and magazine articles before you leave and making a note of places to visit means you’ll never be stuck for ideas. Make a note of a few up-and-coming restaurants and cafes as well as quirky shops and exhibitions you’d love to visit. Plus you can keep your Travel Notes on you each day to flick through when you feel like some inspiration.
Keep everything in its place
When you’re on the road, try keeping your luggage and belongings just as organised as you would your things at home. Assigning a proper place for each thing, means you won’t be rummaging around and causing a mess when you need to grab something. That’s why we’ve designed our handy new Travel / Doc Wallet with different sections for all the bits of paper and important documents you’ll need to take with you. Place your tickets, itinerary, hotel booking confirmation and passport inside then close using the zip to keep everything safe and in one easy to reach place.
Capture each memory
At the end of each day, take a few moments to pause and reflect on what you’ve seen and discovered with our A5 Travel Journal. Really thinking about what you’ve experienced and writing it down is a perfect trick for staying in the moment and being more mindful about your holiday. Use this time to prioritise your plans for the rest of the trip. It’s not until you stop and think that you may realise you want to spend more time relaxing, or that you haven’t explored the local culture as much as you’d hoped. The other great thing is that by capturing these precious memories, you’ll always have a beautiful keepsake to look back on to inspire your next trip.
What’s the one piece of travel advice you always live by? We’d love to know in the comments or on social media.