Welcome to my first guest feature with TravelEatSlay! Today we are going to be finding out from the Queen of days trips how exactly to plan for a day trip! Last year I did a day trip with TravelEatSlay in Copenhagen, Prague, Bologna and Gdansk. I have to say I enjoyed every single one of the day visits! Read on to find out all you need to know on planning a day trip!
What made you consider taking a day trip?
You can say my first-day trip happened by accident. It was the summer of 2018 right after I quit my job to pursue and develop the TravelEatSlay brand and do some travelling. Soon after I went to Cuba and then Morocco and honestly my wallet took a hit so I had to calm down but the itch to travel was still there.
While browsing for flights I noticed a flight to Cologne, Germany for £20 return. This was the beginning of TravelEatSlay Day Trips.
How do you plan for a day trip?
Day trips are fun but require a lot of energy. When searching for flights use the incognito browser, use sites like Skyscanner, Google Flights or Kayak. I prefer the former. Once I find a flight on Skyscanner, I usually cross-check it with the airline website to make sure the price is the same. Make sure the flight times are sufficient to enable you to make the most of your time in the city. I usually aim for at least 8 hours in a destination.
What was your first-day trip and did you forget anything important?
Cologne, Germany was my first trip and to be honest I don’t remember forgetting anything instead I sometimes overpack.
What is your must-haves when on a day trip?
- Water bottle (to avoid buying beverages- most airports have water fountains where you can fill your bottle. Same goes for restaurants if you ask politely they can fill your bottle)
- Battery pack & adaptor – stay powered up.
- Snacks these will fuel you as you walk about and explore
- Wipes, tissue, sanitizer & lipgloss
- TravelEatSlay merchandise of course 😉
Is there anything you wouldn’t bring on a day trip
A book. Well, despite the fact that you won’t have time to really read or focus on the book during a day trip it is one less thing to carry around with you as you will only bring a small bag with you.
Your top 5 countries to travel to for a day trip?
When is your next day trip and how does my audience get involved?
The next day trip is to Copenhagen in March. Anyone keen on joining the travel squad email email@example.com to join the mailing list.