Life in Germany, Lifestyle, Travel

Trip Planning

We’re going to Berlin! I’m so excited! I’ve only been there once in 2009, and that was only for a few hours as I was just there to see a musical. For whatever reason, the husband and I haven’t found the time or opportunity to plan a proper trip, until now! We decided to visit over Easter this year (not a lot happens here for Easter, so we opt to go away). So, I’ve been hard at work planning everything I want to see and do!

I started my planning with my copy of The New York Times 36 Hours in Europe by Barbara Ireland. It has two chapters on Berlin, separated by east/west attractions. Definitely a must have if you want to see lots of things in a short amount of time (hence 36 hours … ). ¬†Luckily, we have more time (going from Thursday to Monday), so we can spread our activities out.

I’ve also discovered a couple of cool trip planning sites.

Inspirock¬†is a neat site for planning everything down tot he second. It also offers suggestions and ratings, prices and booking offers. I found the site itself a little user unfriendly, but I think that is only because I haven’t spent time on it yet. The features are very cool though, and it showed me some new things I hadn’t heard of before.

One of my favourite trip planning websites is Travellerspoint. It is very easy to use and has an added map function which allows you to see where yo have to go and how far it is (along with many other features).

I’m not so super meticulous that I have to stick to a map or plan to the death, but I like to have a rough plan of what I want to do and when. I’m so excited and will update on how Berlin was when we get back!


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