A Guide On How To Plan Your Trip.

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This post is in reference to the trips I took to Moscow and St. Petersburg sometime last year.

It was my first time organising a (any, actually) trip all by myself. And it was all last-minute.

It was a Monday, I remember. Woke up on the best side of the bed! 🙂 And decided that I wanted to go to Moscow the next day. So I went ahead and bought my ticket… right away in fact! I had no idea where I was gonna stay. Had no itinerary. Hadn’t packed. Nothing! All I knew was that I wanted to head to St. Petersburg as well after a short stay in Moscow. Ha! 🙂

I thought everything would magically fall into place within 24 hours. You know…

Let’s just say that the hours until my departure were an emotional turmoil.

There were times when I got frustrated because I wasn’t getting immediate email replies to confirm my accommodation. Teared up once or twice. Thought of cancelling the whole thing. But I’m so glad I didn’t.

Because it turned out to be the best time I’ve ever had! 🙂

So here are a couple of pointers to help you plan your next trip:

1. Destination.

First of all you need to determine which place(s) you want to visit. Town, City, Country. Find out if you need to apply for a visa if you’re planning to fly out of the country.

2. Date.

Then choose the precise dates for you trip. Because you need them for the step below.

3. Accommodation.

Now figure out where you’ll be staying. Hostel, hotel or home? For how long? Call or email them to make a reservation. ALWAYS make a reservation.

4. Transport.

Time to book your ticket. Plane, train or bus? You pick. 🙂

5. Itinerary.

And the fun part begins… planning your activities! Find out what amazing things the new town/country has to offer, list them down and schedule them for the number of days you’re going to be there. Make sure to spread them out evenly.

Any more tips you’d love to share? Please do write them in the comment section below. I’d love to hear your opinions. 🙂

Always be kind.

Dee.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. whisperywind says:

    Itinerary is definitely the fun part! I’m planning a trip to Uganda and I’m dying from all the amazing places I can see, but limited by a budget and time.

    Love your blog (but you know that already!)
    Xx
    http://whisperywind.com/

    1. Diana Ratemo says:

      Ikr? That’s my fave part too! 🙂 Yay…can’t wait to read your stories from Uganda after your trip! Make sure to take lotsa pictures. 😀 And thank yah! 🙂 Your blog’s addictive. ❤

  2. This is a helpful guide. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Diana Ratemo says:

      Glad you found it helpful! 🙂 And thank you so much for reading. ❤

  3. Great tips- thank you! Will definitely keep these in mind next time I’m planning a trip 🙂

    1. Diana Ratemo says:

      Thank you for reading, love! 🙂 And hope your next trip turns out amazing! ❤

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