10 hours ago
Now this is a story all about how - a girl chased her dreams right into Londontown, and I'd like to take a minute, so just sit right there, and tell you all about how I plan to see the world in a year Your girl has mad remix skills lmao (I am absolutely joking, I have NO BARS) but I am so happy to be able to share this amazing trip with you all and what I have learned for future travel.
First I adjusted some things since Chicago. Instead of coming home on the second day of my weekend trips I think adding another night (whether I leave first thing the following morning or the next afternoon) is important. When traveling to the destination, I enjoy leaving early the morning of a short trip, or the night before on a longer flight
But after a great trip I have found leaving after a full day of exploring is less than ideal (for me). Especially if your hotel is comfy.
Second, I am finding that sleeping on the plane is problematic. I can barely sit up straight in my day to day life, let alone fall comfortably asleep in that position. And curling over onto my lap was for the birds as well. If you guys have any great tips for getting good rest on a plane I would be delighted to hear about it!
Third, I think I have mentioned, I am list maker by nature. And it helps me to plan and actualize my goals. ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾 BUT when on a trip I have found using the list as a general outline and not a point by point road map is important. It is so crucial to embrace the atmosphere and culture of the place you are visiting. If you are simply checking off boxes of places you wanted to go, you dont truly see them. To see them is to allow yourself to feel them.
That brings me back London. There were places I knew I would love when I was researching and there were places that truly surprised me, in the best way. For example, I thought Trafalgar Square would be a swing by at best and it turned out to be one of my favorite places on the entire trip. So fourth point, stay open minded Don't be too stringent and have fun! You will never be disappointed if you just do what makes you happy.