I discovered Anthology Magazine during grad school in Australia. School has always exposed my inner procrastinator and this was no different. I found myself spending time at mag nation, an amazing store that stocks shelves and shelves and shelves of reading material. In other words, a procrastinator’s dreamscape: spend time procrastinating in the store while scanning the shelves for materials you can take home to procrastinate there.
Not brilliant. Please tell me I’m not the only one for whom an essay deadline means the space behind the fridge is suddenly desperately in need of cleaning!? Anyway, that’s how I found Anthology.
I have to laugh at myself a little (or a lot) writing a post on trip planning because, in all honesty, much of my past ‘planning’ has taken place mid-flight before touching down at my destination (or googling stuff in the car, if it’s a road trip). And that wing it mentality can be awesome, don’t get me wrong. Some of my favourite trips I’ve had no clue where we were headed after landing. But I’ve learned that a little pre-departure research means you won’t get home and find you’ve missed something you didn’t even know existed (*face palm*). I think the key is to not plan too much. My favourite thing to do in a new place is set out on foot and simply explore. Be sure to leave ample wander time. But part of the fun of a trip is the anticipation, right? Just thinking about it. And, in that way, doing a bit of pre-planning whets the appetite. Here are some ideas to get you started.