Nothing divides travelers quite like the issue of planning. Some like to wing everything, barely even knowing where they’ll be tomorrow night. On the other end of the extreme are people who like to plan out every second of their trip, no matter how long they are gone for. So, for this week’s discussion post, I want to know how much planning you think is appropriate, and how much is too much?
I definitely fall much closer to the realm of people who like to make detailed plans for their trips; however, I also understand that spontaneity is worthwhile, so I like to build in time to get lost. Yes, I realize that there is some irony to planning some unplanned time, but that’s how it generally happens.
For me, planning my travels is nearly as fun as actually going on them. I like to delve into each aspect of the trip so that I don’t miss anything. I’ve found that when I don’t plan my trip, I tend to miss things I would have liked to have seen or piddle away time and miss out on some of the places I wanted to visit.
My passion for travel planning is what led to my brief career as a travel agent, and then led me to start the Tripologist Travel Planning Service. I love helping people plan their travels!
What about you? Do you like travel planning or hate it? Do you like to fly by the seat of your pants when you reach a destination, or do you like to plan it out months in advance? Let me know in the comments section below.