5 Steps to Plan Your Perfect Trip

Crafting the perfect trip can often feel like piecing together a giant puzzle, where each piece represents a step towards creating an unforgettable adventure. Whether you’re dreaming of a serene beach vacation or an action-packed city escape. However, the process can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially with the many choices and considerations. And we always forget something. That’s why I’ve broken down trip planning into 5 easy-to-follow steps. This guide is designed to simplify your planning process, ensuring that you cover all the essential aspects without getting lost in the details. I’ll walk you through each step with clarity and simplicity, making the journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

1. Pick a destination

Of course, first  is to pick a destination. Usually, it is very easy to travel inside Europe, because of the short flights, cheap tickets and no visa requirements. However, at some point Europe may get small for you and you  will want to go beyond that. But this plan works for wherever you choose. And if you are wondering where you can go when you are in the Czech Republic, I have a blog post with destination around the Czech Republic you can easily reach. You can check it here.

Tip: choosing destination that is out of season may save you quite good amount of money that you can actually use for accommodation.

Wherever you go, make sure to go with all your soul!

2. Book the tickets

Make sure to book your trip in advance to save some money, which you can use for food there or a better accommodation. Most of the tickets get more expensive the later you book them. My first choice for a flight company is Ryanair. The other options to consider, especially if you choose to travel closer, is Flixbus. If you don’t find anything there, you can simply look up in Google “*your destination* flights” and you will see many options to travel.

Tip: Always check where is the airport or the bus stop so you know more or less how much time you need and how you can get to the center. Also, I haven’t been at an airport without public transport to the city center, which is the cheapest way. Most of the taxis will scam you especially when they see you you are foreigner.

3. Book an accommodation

The same goes for the accommodation-the later you book it, the more expensive it gets, or there is no availability at all (only the most expensive or the farthest hotels). The app I mostly use for accommodation is Airbnb, or if I don’t find anything there, which is rarely the case, is Booking.com. If you do not find anything you like or suite you, you can also google the city you are going and add “hotel” or “place to stay”.

Tip: Always check the location with the airport and the center, but more important with the location of the center. Make sure to not waste too much time travelling around the city from your accommodation to the center especially if you are there for only few days.

4. Plan your activities

I love to plan, and this is maybe one of my favorite steps of the trip planning. It definitely saves time and some nerves, especially if I am not going alone. When you already know where you are going, check online what you can do there and plan day by day what you will see and where you want to go. Also, don’t forget to also look for restaurants and book them in advance, many times I had to spend extra time because of no space! And it is definitely not nice to look for restaurant on an empty stomach, or do whatever on an empty stomach.

Tip: If you don’t know what to do you can look up activities and place on TikTok, Google or I use GetYourGuide, where you can find many activities and book in advance.

5. Time to pack your bags

I may have exaggerated a bit when I said I love planning, because I always leave the packing for last moment. And I always forget something. But, that’s why I am reminding you now to not leave it for last last moment like me.

Always check the weather where you are going and plan more or less what are you going to wear. With that being said, it is easier and it doesn’t take that much space if you plan your outfits in advance and take only the things you need. You can take two shirts and two pair of jeans and make sure you can combine them to save you space. But make sure to take enough underwear! I love also to have my small bag with essentials (toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo, small sewing kit)  just in case, because sometimes I don’t like the ones in the hotels.

Tip: I always take power bank with me because of all the pictures I make I always end up without battery, so it definitely can be a life saver.


And there you have it—a simple 5-step guide to planning your dream trip without the stress. From choosing an exciting destination to packing your bags with care, each step is an important part of the journey. Remember, the key to a successful trip lies not just in the places you’ll visit but in the memories you’ll create. So, embrace each moment, whether you’re navigating the booking process or exploring the streets of a foreign city. Travel is about discovery, not just of new places but also of yourself. So go ahead, set your worries aside, and get ready for an adventure that awaits. With a little planning and an open heart, the world is yours to explore. Safe travels!

Siyana Koleva

Hello, my name is Siyana and I am originally from Bulgaria. I study in The Netherlnds, but I also have lived in the UK and Spain, and the new destination is Brno for my internship. Sometimes I call myself a "modern nomad" since I am constantly moving, but that also gives me the experience that I can share with you.

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