Choosing to go on a trip is easy, preparing it, contrary to what you think, is quite different. Whether this is our first adventure as a globetrotter or not, being too euphoric before leaving or not to be in the right context, can cause you to forget many essential things!
The whole Eiken team has decided to share its own experiences to give you good advice and tips before your big (or even small) trip. Each of us told each other little anecdotes following our misadventures of poor travel planning that allowed us to format several items just for you!
Indeed, it is important to think about all the steps and ask yourself the right questions before you start with your head down. Every little detail counts and can help you out of many unexpected situations. And yes, being a scamper also requires a little thought, as holidays have to be organized, it takes meticulous preparation!
#1 My type of trip
What kind of trip would I like to take? Am I more interested in a trip between friends, as a couple, everything alone...? Cultural, sporting, gastronomic, unusual discoveries...? In which environment?
--> Rule # 1: How to Choose the type of trip that suits you?
#2 My destination
Where would I really like to go? Which continent? Which country? How? Why? Where will I get information to make my choice? How will I agree with my partners?
--> Rule # 2 : How to define the best destination and what to expect
#3 My luggage
What type of luggage should I choose? Will I have room to put everything in? Will it be resistant enough? Will it be practical and functional enough?
#4 What I'm going to take with me
How can we not forget anything? But what is really going to be essential and what is not? How do I fit everything in my luggage? All these questions will take your mind before you leave....
#5 My memories
How to create memories without being annoying? Won't that spoil the moment for me? How can these moments be made eternal? How can we not lose all these precious memories?
#6 Make my trip a learning experience
How can I use my trip wisely for my future life? How can I learn from my mistakes? How can I avoid the same mistakes on my next trip? Will I remember what I would have liked to do next time?
No one had planned that leaving somewhere would be so much a headache. That's why answering our questions can be a real boost and can make your life easier. Each item has been built to make the task easier and more enjoyable for you. Because going on a trip must still be a lot of fun after all!