Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Trip Planning Mistake - Trying To Do Too Much

 It is true you've got a limited amount of vacation time. And it is understandable you want to get the biggest bang for your buck. So you cram as much as possible into your sightseeing itinerary.

But there are some good reasons to leave some time for the unexpected.

When we travel to meet up with any cruise or tour, we always fly into the starting city at least one day early. We've experienced too many late flights to add that kind of anxiety at the beginning of our vacation. Yes, it appears to cut the vacation a day short but if it is a new city, it gives us time to explore before starting the next phase.

If you are doing an independent itinerary, and your time is your own, leave room for that fantastic deserted beach or locals-only cafe you just discovered. Some of our best experiences have come about by talking with other travelers who advised us to "not miss" a certain museum, park or event. For us, it is very often the unexpected and unplanned that remains the best memory of our trip.

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