June 24, 2014
Planning your trip. Over planning = Stress
Great you’ve have decided to take the trip of a life time and now you are ready to put your plans together on where you want to go and that’s when it hits you, ‘there are just so many places worth seeing’ with so much information at your fingertips the choices can be daunting, you can find your-self overwhelmed at just where to start! The more you plan the more anxious you become, take a leaf from those of us that have travelled for years.
Over planning = Stress
It’s one thing to plan your trip; it’s another to plan every day of it.
Experience has proved that it is guaranteed your best laid plans will change, someone tells you about a new must see place and you’re off on a different direction, or you have found that perfect location where you want to spend ‘just a few more days’ before moving on, life is full of changes, so don’t go overboard making a rigid schedule. Have a general idea of what direction you want to go; plan your first few stops and then just let the wind take you.
A good choice on the first stop could be the furthest place you want to venture to and then plan how you can get back to the place you started from, this could be the place or an event you always wanted to see, or you could choose to follow the weather conditions you feel most comfortable in, if you love the sun why not follow the summer all the way around the world. What-ever you choose, do check on each countries national holiday’s as these events are the biggest and best each country has to offer and are in the main free to join in.
Research the net and social media to gain general knowledge on how to travel and how to prepare for your adventure. Work on a general plan and then fill in the details along the way. Don’t plan every day or stress about where you are going to stay, and what you are going to do or see. It will all happen on its own.
Take it from someone who has been there. Everything will work itself out and you’ll wonder why you stressed so much in the beginning.