DIY Travel Hacks
Make all your necessities cuter! Travel Kit free printables – Almost Makes Perfect
Keep a travel journal in one of these Wood and leather covered notebooks – Paper & Stitch
When you get home display your pics with this Instagram wall art – The Crafted Life
Keep everything safe in this DIY grid pouch – Homey Oh My
Because I know you want to take cake with you. Retro cake carrier – Sugar & Cloth
Beach balls, but not as you know them… Pom pom beach bag – The Lovely Draw
Make sure your Instagrams are the cutest! Ice cream cone wrappers – Make and Tell for Delineate Your Dwelling
For the past couple of years each time I’ve travelled somewhere I’ve thought about blogging about it. In fact, I’ve done more than think about it. I pack up my heavy DSLR and my iPad (one of the old, not so ‘air’ versions) and carry them about taking photos and making notes. But something has always stopped me blogging about it when I get home. Perhaps the novelty has worn off and once I’m back I just want to slip back into the routine. Or maybe I just don’t know if anyone actually wants to read about my life other than the creative parts (because let’s be honest. I’m not all rainbows and sprinkles and parties… unfortunately)
So I’m coming up to a week away in Berlin. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this city and with it being my first time there I’ve been reading so many blog posts and travel guides to make the most of our few days. I get so much out of other people’s experiences that it got me thinking. To be more comfortable with posting about my holiday I need to make it useful and informative and this coincides with a DIY travel section that I’ve been thinking about adding for a while.
Like most people I know we book our own flights, find amazing Airbnb apartments and explore the location by bike or public transport. We get lost, we find ourselves in slightly unnerving situations and we rely on locals and our terrible language skills (I use the word skills very lightly) to get by. Sometime’s it can be stressful, but it’s always an adventure.
We travel to places where being a vegan is unheard of, which means we have to adapt and source local supplies so that Alex doesn’t become malnourished on what is meant to be a relaxing time away. But actually instead of becoming a chore this makes the holiday better. Rather than sitting in restaurants for half our time away, we find local ingredients, cook regional recipes (adapted for the boy of course) and find the most beautiful and amazing places to enjoy them. We do also scout out any vegetarian/vegan restaurants of course. Sometimes you do just want to be wined and dined!
I’ll be collecting and curating all of this info (as well as what to wear, city highlights and tons of photos) into comprehensive travel guides for each place we visit from now on and perhaps going back through collected information from previous city’s. But for now let’s focus on Berlin.