Friday, January 1, 2016

Wisdom from the Road #35

On itineraries
Don't cram ten spots to see in one day.
Or five for that matter.
Each place is meant to be savored.

Cramming too many things to do in one day, especially when traveling with a group, will be difficult, because not everyone will be as determined as you. Unless your group is used to traveling a la tour package, then you can act like a general and give a time limit for each place.

But if you're like me, old and don't like to hurry, make your own itinerary. Aim for just two or three places to visit a day. If you really have to and think you can do four or five in a day, go for it, but don't cry if you can't cross off every item on your list. There is still tomorrow. (Or if it's your last day there, hope and pray you can come back soon.)

In every place, snap some photographs but don't limit your view through your camera. Put down that camera. Breathe. Take it all in. Walk slow. Look around. Don't rush. Relax. You're on vacation.

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