If the quote I have used as a subject line is true then I am not a good traveller. I like to have plans. I like to know how I’m going to get from A to B to C. I don’t plan everything down to the last second but to some people it seems that way.
Having spent the best part of the last two weeks recuperating from oral surgery I have used that time to complete my plans for the South American portion of my trip.
I have all my accommodation sorted. I have nearly all my transport sorted. The days in between are left open so I can do whatever I please in each place, however I do like knowing that I have a place to rest my head and I have the means to continue on my merry way.
One continent is sorted so it’s now onto the next one – North America. This one has pretty much sorted itself, as a fair portion of my time here is either on a tour through the Canadian Rockies or staying with friends. No worries here – just an internal flight to sort, a couple of bus rides and that’s pretty much it.
Europe is going to be a bit play it by ear as well. I will be buying a Eurail pass, so I can have the luxury of jumping on and off whenever I feel like it. Accommodation in two places is sorted (friend in Munich and apartment in Paris). I will be sorting out accommodation in Vienna and Salzburg but after Munich it’s all a bit up in the air until Paris. I do know that after I meet up with my sister in Calais we will be hiring a car and just driving around the French countryside for a week and stopping wherever it takes our fancy.
The trip is coming together. Now I just have to last another five months and five days until departure day. Time to start saving again (especially now the big costs are out of the way).
I have been storing my itinerary on my Tripit account. This is for me to keep track of things and my family to follow along.
Am I not a traveller if I like having things sorted? I like to think I am. There are different types of travellers. Just because one likes to have a plan in place doesn’t mean they’re not experiencing as much as the non-planner. The world is a wonderful place and everyone should be able to experience it the way they want, and not have others turn their noses up at them!
What about you? Are you a planner or more spontaneous? I’d love to know 🙂
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