Step 1 – Plan for when you arrive
SNAP EASY TIP: Don’t plan on driving a far distance on arrival day. Your jet lag will prevent you from safe driving. We almost killed ourselves doing this! If you must travel on arrival day take a train or other mode of public transit!
Step 2 – Plan your trip but don’t over plan your trip
You can only see so much before you have sensory overload. The castles and churches will all start to run together.
Enjoy the moments.
Have time to stop and investigate as we did in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. We were walking down the main street of the little village looking for bookstores. That is the reason we went to Hay-on-Wye…it is known for its many bookstores full of antiquities. We heard the sounds of something that sounded like an auction……we followed our ears. We came upon one of the coolest scenes in our travels. A Welsh auction in progress…. complete with the auctioneer rattling off in their dialect and the farmers in their gum boots. Such a neat, totally unplanned item on our itinerary!
If you have too much packed in you will say “no we can’t stop, we have to be at so and so at such and such a time…let’s go!” and there you will go sailing right past a moment you would fondly remember the rest of your life….perhaps the highlight of your trip….totally unplanned!
SNAP EASY TIP: Remember…some of the best things you can do on your trip are unplanned. Moments! Let plans take a back seat if something really cool comes up when you get there. Go with the flow!