I booked a trip to the USA last year to visit some friends and also to have some fun travel times - its felt like this holiday is FOREVER away for such a long time that I haven't thought about it that much (apart to tell people some of the things I'd like to do when I visit) but I realised earlier this week the trip is now LESS than a month today. HOLY CRAP! I better do some planning.
Over Christmas I picked up a travel diary - I have to admit, if I'm traveling with Rich often a travel diary doesn't happen. Rich has an incredible memory and also is basically a human GPS, so I never feel anxious about getting lost or being late when I'm with him.
When I'm traveling alone however, its a totally different matter! I have to write down where I am each day and when I leave and my flight details. I always freak out I'm going to forget what date it is an miss an essential flight. Here's a few photos of the travel diary I took on my trip to Kuala Lumpur/Phuket/Singapore in Jan/Feb last year. I even wrote down details on how I was going to get to my hotel in Singapore (I get lost easily!).
I decided it's now time to start creating my May 2013 travel diary - I've been chasing up contact details of friends I'll be staying with over the past week or so and I'm going to start adding all my flight details and add a few to do lists to the diary over the next week or so. I picked up this diary from typo - its a light travel diary and has plenty of room to record what you're up to each day as well as make lists of things you want to do on your travels. I think I might make a wee pouch for it though - that way I can carry around my travel diary with the city guides and other maps and what not I pick up on the way.
Hope you're all having a great weekend xoxox