Hello good people of the internet,
My husband and I will finally be flying to Seoul, South Korea this coming Thursday for our honeymoon! Warning. I will be taking a short hiatus and will continue to write when we back <3.
Super excited as it will be our first trip to Korea and who doesn’t like a little holiday :). I’ve got to admit, I can’t wait to eat ‘real’ kimchi and have true Korean food.
I have been putting together an itinerary list for us and man, my anxiety just spins out of control and I just try to plan down to the detail – my husband thinks it’s a little excessive. I like to prepare exactly how to get somewhere. I’ve taken notes on what train lines, what exit to take, what direction to walk (you bet I’ve included prices) as well as landmarks to look out for so that I know we are walking in the correct direction.
Is this too much? Maybe. But when I feel a sense of responsibility, this is what I do. I want to be dependable and have the answers.
Should I seriously just chill out sometimes? Yes, probably. But whatever, that’s not me. So here is my advice for those you who get stressed out at the thought of putting together a holiday itinerary.
How to itinerary for the stressed person who needs to know everything – as told by a stressed out person who needs to know everything
- Google tourist attractions. Get overwhelmed by all the information, stress out, and don’t look at it for a couple days to weeks.
- Once you’ve chilled the f**k out. Get back on the internet and continue to research. Tell your yourself ‘one step at a time‘, so that you don’t get too overwhelmed.
- Look up places to visit and things you want to do and just list EVERYTHING. Don’t worry about practicality at this point, having a list makes it easier to go through one by one later.
- Clump items together into specific days. I choose to clump sights and attractions that are in the same area or very nearby. Again, don’t worry too much about practicality yet. *
- *Optional: get confused about where things are, how to get there and put your research away. Super optional: cry if you have to. Come back when you’ve chilled the f**k out.
- Go through, find transport information and pricing information.
- At this point if anything is too expensive or too far, you can strike this from your list (or keep a separate list for bonus ideas if you have time).
- Watch vlogs, videos and read blogs about your destination to get more info!
- Reorganise your items if necessary.
- Optional, but very likely to do step:
Go on holiday. Look at your itinerary. Don’t follow it.
Alright, I think we are ready. Byes, see you guys in a couple of weeks :).