When a big trip is coming up, I start preparing months in advance. Ok, maybe just mentally…packing often happens the day before. But I definitely make a site-seeing list. I always leave room for spontaneous stumbling upon local gems, but I make sure the big tourist/architecture attractions are along our travel routes.
I’ve made it a tradition to order the Wallpaper* City Guides, put out by Phaidon, before each trip. They break down cities by famous sites, cool hotels, architectural attractions and a “see the city in 24 hours” tab. We are gearing up for Prague and Berlin in August, so those were promptly ordered! It’s now been a great way to document where we’ve been around the world. They are also small, fit in a crossbody bag and look like a cool little Pantone swatch. I’m aiming to have a full shelf of these guides by the time I’m done. These five are a good start.