Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Plan Your Trip in 10 Steps!

I'm currently in the process of planning my trip to Vegas in January, so I thought what could be a better time to share my planning process? I use a simple 10 step planning process. This is how it looks:

                                                                                                                                  Picture from Wikipedia
 
1.  Destination - Vegas

2.  Pick Dates – Jan 18th - 21st

3. Research Time

Hotels (options)

- The Palms $125 per night
- Luxor $108 per night
- Riviera $58

Must See's

- The strip
- Grand Canyon
- A show
- Casinos - gamble/slots
- Tour hotels – watch the Bellagio Fountains

Weather

- January: High 14° C  Low 1° C
- pack for cool - cold weather

4. Book Plane Tickets / Hotel

Hotel – still deciding - will pick by November 20th

(I use booking.com or expedia for most of my hotel bookings)

Plane   - ticket to Vegas - done/booked!
                                              Photo from Cirque Du Soleil

          - need to book return ticket
(I used Skyscanner)

add luggage for flights!

5. Basic Itinerary  

18th – Arrive in the PM
19th – Vegas sightsee & show
20th – Grand Canyon Tour
21st – Depart

6. Extras: Tours/Shows

Shows: Still deciding - book asap
- Mystere by Cirque du Soleil $71 approx
- Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil $71 approx.

Tours: Still deciding (both tours from Viator)
Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon + Hoover Dam + Skywalk


                                                                                                                                        Photo from Google
 
7. Shopping List of What You Need To Buy

- Camera Bag
- Extra camera battery
- SD card
- New neck pillow

8. Begin Planning what to Pack 

Day 1: Plane
- leggings
- pullover sweater
- socks/underwear/bra
- boots
- coat

Day 2 - Explore Day
- romper
- tights
- socks/underwear/bra
- leather jacket / or warmer jacket
- boots

Nice outfit for dinner/show
- dress
- tights
- boots/shoes

Day 3 - Grand Canyon
- Jeans
- flannel shirt
- tank
- socks/underwear/bra
- leather jacket or warmer
- boots

Day 4 - Travel Day
- leggings
- pullover sweater
- socks/underwear/bra
- boots
- coat

One set of PJS

Makeup bag - mascara, eyeliner, makeup wipes, lipstick
Toiletry bag - toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, hair brush etc

Carry-On
-  Passport
-  Print out plane tickets
-  Hotel Confirmations
-  Wallet - money
-  Phone - with charger
-  IPad
-  Neck Pillow
-  Camera with accessories: charger, sd card, batteries
-  Sunglasses

9. Finalize Details

How to get from the airport to the hotel - Taxi or Public Transport
How much cash to bring??
Do I need to check in for flights online??
Start Packing
Get US roaming package added to phone
Trip Insurance

10. Enjoy the trip 
 
 
** Outfits created are on my Polyvore Account - Check it out HERE!!!
 

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