6 TIPS FOR PLANNING A SHORT CITY GETAWAY

February 08, 2019

pack with me - packing



By the time you're reading this, I'll be in Marrakech soaking up some much-needed sunshine and feeding my eyes with palm trees scenery and terracotta coloured buildings.I'm so excited to be back in my favourite Moroccan city after three years (whaat, I've just realized how long it's been *sigh*).
unfortunately, I'm going to be there for just three days, which brings me to today's post and what it's all about.
I'm sharing some tips I learned while planning my previous getaways, hoping they will help you if you're planning a short trip too.

1- Book everything in advance from train tickets to museum visits and of course accommodation, getting these important things out of the way is a big step towards a fuss-free trip, and you might get the big WIN with a discount if you book something online or beforehand.

2- Make a detailed plan for each day have a seat with a cuppa (always a bonus) and get one of those bought but never used notebooks out,your computer or phone to make the most of Google and start by researching the sights you want to visit,the things you want to do, check the city's public transportation lines, set activities, restaurants..and areas for each day of your stay and finally create an itinerary on Google maps.

3- Check your destination weather obvious right? but it's so helpful to know what weather to expect, at least you won't be greeted with a thunderstorm in your summery linen shirt!

4- pack the necessary speaking of clothes,we all love to overpack (or is it just me?!), I've decided to make an effort from now on and lighten the load,I'm not letting the scenario of me struggling the whole trip with my heavy suitcase and coming back home with the majority of my luggage untouched, Nope.
making a list of all your outfits for every single day, your toiletries, techs...makes such a difference in packing what you'll need rather than what you want.so get that notebook out again and start your list or check Pinterest for free packing lists printables.

5- check the local entertainment agenda a simple "what to do in...? "search and you have all the options, check the local museums,galleries,..you stumble on the free museum day or a festival.

6- check the city's public transportation if you aren't driving, then public transportation is your mate. search bus and tram lines, tickets prices, stations...better be prepared than waste time figuring out a map while you should be making use of every moment of your short trip.

hope these tips will be helpful in yourfuture trips, you can follow what I'm up to in Marrakech over on instastories (my instagram ),and I'll talk to you in the next post or on instagram.

Do you have any trip coming soon? are you more of a plan ahead guy/gal or the 'wing it along the way' kind?

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10 comments

  1. Where was this post last week, I was just away! Definitely will be coming back the next time I'm going for a short getaway!

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  2. Great tips! We are always taking short trips to new places and the planning is important!

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  3. Yes booking in advance and having some sort of agenda is important!

    Lola Mia x

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    1. isn't it?! it does really help make the trip that little bit more fuss-free x

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  4. These tips are super helpful, although I have to admit, I never really plan things day by day - especially when I'm travelling alone! I tend to have a rough idea in my head but choose things based on the weather usually, haha. I would also say have a set folder on your phone of useful apps like transport apps, maps, recommendation apps etc..! x

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    1. oh thank you for the tip Louise,that would be so helpful as well x

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  5. My family and my husband's family live in a different state to us and we are always making little dash trips away but I still haven't quite nailed the whole thing yet and always end up just missing a really cool event or have run out of money on the train card. Ill definitely remember this post next time!

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    1. I hope this post can help next time,enjoy your trips x

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