How I decided to make every day a perfect day

It all started with a joke. To be honest, I don’t know any better way to start a project

Hi! My name is Eric, the guy with the hipster beard on the right side of the picture

I am web consultant, located in Lyon in the south of France. It’s one of the greatest cities in Europe and my base when I settle for a few months. Most of the time, I am on the run, trying to make the world my home. For 10 years, I have been working in many European capitals and like many of us, visited during my holidays various places around the world. Unfortunately, I felt this was not enough. I was still under the impression that I was missing something important – I am sure you have already had this feeling. After one of these life-changing discussions with a great friend of mine, I realized that I spent too much time working in soulless open-space offices. It was time to change my daily routine. I looked at my bucket list and started to re-arrange all my priorities. The decisions were easy to take! To make it simple, I decided to be more adventurous, try new things, experience new cultures, meet different people, learn new languages and live like a local everywhere I would decide to go. One thing led to another, I am now visiting hundreds of places around the world!

The choice of traveling was quite easy to make, either you run the day or the day runs you

What do you do when you have all the time you always asked for? First, you start vegging out on your sofa thinking about all the things you could do! Then, since you have visualized all these nice projects, you kind of lose the need to make them happen. Finally, you decide to leave your comfort zone and pack your bag to explore cities all around the world. To prepare each one of my trips, I used to buy (too many) travel guides, gathered all possible information from the most popular travel websites, read carefully backpackers forums and chased up local people blogs to get the best advice. Was all this really useful when I landed in a new city? Not that much to be honest! Yes, I was made aware of the 15,000 restaurants, the 2,000 hotels and the 3,000 activities you can find in Paris – but no one was telling me how to really plan a fulfilling day

No one except Bill Murray! Yes I know, it’s strange. Let me explain. Remember the classic “Groundhog Day”? The actor plays a weatherman who gets stuck in a small city because of a strong blizzard. Unfortunately, he realizes that he is not just stuck in the city, but for some reasons, he is also stuck in time reliving the same day over and over again. After watching this movie, I decided to take Bill Murray as my role model and started to think about what truly makes a perfect day, especially when you are traveling abroad. So what would Bill do if he was stuck and reliving the same day over and over again in Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, Miami or Moscow?  I am sure he would have loved to visit the most iconic attractions but most importantly, he would find a way to have fun and feel what each city is made of, wandering in small streets but at the same time experiencing the best things a city can offer. To find out by myself, I select the best addresses, travel to each destination and try all the best recommendations to make sure they truly represent the cities atmospheres

I am starting with 100 cities, but if you want to see yours, simply contact me @yourdaytrips

I can honestly say that I am having a lot of fun during this world trip. But more importantly to you and thanks to these experiences, you will not anymore have to read a 300 pages travel guide to know what to do during your next weekend in Paris or any popular city around the world! When I visit these cities, I always had one clear objective in mind: list, detail and map the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and attractions to help you later spend the perfect day during your next holidays. You are now able to enjoy like a local the best of each city you will visit

I know how lucky I am to live such an adventure. I now want to share my experiences in order to help you get the most out of your travels. From my trips, I created a unique cities guide to visit in one day the best of the 100 most popular cities in the world. Within the book, each city has its own handy guide to take with you during your future day trips. Your day is timed and mapped, making sure you get to see the most important attractions and enjoy your trip. I am now finalizing the publishing process and decided to open the project to crowdfunding. If you want to, you can now support Your Day Trips and receive an exclusive upgraded version of the cities guide. I hope to share my travels with you and perhaps inspire you with a bit of wanderlust

Eric, traveler at Yourdaytrips.com

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EXPLORING A NEW CITY IN ONE DAY HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY

We have already done all the hard work for you, simply follow the guide

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One handy guide for each city to take with you

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Stay in amazing hotels, in the perfect locations

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All destination highlights are easily reachable

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Taste great food in unique restaurants

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You will not miss what everyone is talking about

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Each step of your day trip is perfectly mapped

We travel the world to plan your perfect day trips

We explore the best cities around the globe and always bump into tremendous people

Eric Janin

I decided a few years ago to sell everything I owned, live a simpler life and travel with one bag only. Not that simple when you tend to always forget your bag!

Philippe Oger

I believe traveling is a way of life. It is about daydreaming, discovering, wandering, seeing, tasting, touching and feeling everything that life can offer

The people we meet

We like to see ourselves as ambassadors, being able to share invaluable local knowledge and be a voice for the people that know the most about their cities

Say yes to everything and collect experiences, not things

It’s usually traveling experiences and not always new material possessions that will make you happier in the long run. I sometimes missed our homes, tried a lot of bad things to be sure to find the best ones and even lost my bags with everything I owned – but wow –  I still have the extraordinary chance to visit the most popular cities around the world, meet welcoming people and forge unique memories that I will always remember. I created this guide to share these great moments with everyone and to help you now have your own amazing experiences

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cities explored

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precious bags lost

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endless days abroad

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delayed flights

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new friends around the world

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smiles, approximatively!

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A new project powered by travelers, for travelers

To reach more travelers and let them know about “Just another perfect day cities guide, I am planning soon to organize crowdfunding campaigns on KickStarter, IndieGoGo and KissKissBankBank. For now, I offer on my website one exclusive reward when you decide to support the project: an upgraded ebook version of the guide for $20, with more pictures, detailed description and intuitive mapping to ease your future day trips. I care about transparency so I will send you frequent updates to let you know about the progress, the official publication date and your future delivery

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Join us, support Your day trips and choose your reward


  • ANOTHER PERFECT DAY
    EBOOK + BOOK

    TBD
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  • For the ones that do not want to look at their mobile phone every two minutes

    Ebook version of the cities guide
    Covered book to take with you
    Handy one-day guide booklets

  • ANOTHER PERFECT DAY
    EBOOK

    $20
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  • Starter pack with everything you need. This ebook is an upgraded version of our guides with more pictures, detailed description and intuitive mapping to ease your future day trips

    Ebook version of the cities guide
    Available on your desktop/kindle
    Available on your mobile too

  • ANOTHER PERFECT DAY
    DELUXE PACKAGE

    TBD
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  • Fell the true atmosphere of each destination with our collector edition

    Ebook version of the cities guide
    Covered book to take with you
    Deluxe edition with photography

100 DESTINATIONS, 100 CITY GUIDES. VISIT THE BEST OF ANY CITY, YOUR WAY

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS, STYLISH RESTAURANTS AND UNIQUE TRENDY BARS

HANDY ONE DAY TIMELINE TO HELP YOU GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR DAY TRIPS