Oops, I did it again...

Oops, I did it again…
Oops, I did it again…

I like to consider myself a generally organised person. If I'm not organised, I feel nothing is in my control, and I can get a wee-bit stressed. Throughout my life I've come to realise how bad stress is for the body – it can cause acne break outs, month long periods, and insomnia. So I try my hardest to help future me, and make my life a stress free zone. But it looks like I've somehow forgotten to plan and book my entire Europe trip in exactly 7 weeks time...

Europe is not cheap. Even coming from Australia where the cost of living is up there. But with the current financial mess going on in the world at the moment, and the fact that I've left booking until the very last minute, it's costing, well, not quite an arm and a leg, but close to it. And the hilarious thing is, I knew this from my last solo jaunt in Europe 5 years back, and my most recent trip to China (common Chalsie that was only 6 months ago!). You'd think I'd learn.

If you're going to Europe and want to do so as cheaply as possible, (and let's face it, who doesn't!?), best to book in advance! What happens when you leave it? Flights go up, on a daily basis, and you're stuck with considering whether to just catch whatever cheap flights you can find, to cities and countries you didn't have you heart set on.

Given it wasn't completely my Euro-bud and my faults. We half made the decision to just go to Europe and book as we go. Until we came to realise, that might not be the most sustainable option considering how little time we really had travelling. We decided our priority was to spend as little money as possible on transportation and accommodation. But by then, we'd put ourselves in an awful position, flights were booking out or just crazy expensive. We started considering making sacrifices, like just booking cheap flights and going where they took us. But our hearts weren't in it. So, a 'yolo' moment struck and we decided to just book what we have our hearts set on, and spend that money (something future me will have to figure out). After all, we're the fools who left planning Europe so close to our departure date.

Tell me, do you like to save money on planning in advance or are you more a 'I'll figure it out when I get there' kind of person?

PlanningChelsie Mew