If I wrote about planning before, I can never over emphasize the need to plan ahead. Planning ahead may make all the difference in the world for having a great holiday.
You would never make a cake without a recipe; or build a house without a design; or write a paper without an outline; or live your life without goals and objectives. Why do people seem to think a holiday does not need to be planned? Just wing it! Like the other ideas, this is a prescription for a disaster!
Some will argue planning too much takes the creativity out of travel. For me, the creativity is in the detailed planning ahead of time, so the experience can be relaxed and enjoyed. This weekend I am going to New York City for a couple nights. I know where I am going to sleep, where I am going eat and what I am going to do Saturday night. I know the museums I want to visit and what days they are closed. Now I know I will have a nice diner and will not need to spend time and energy finding a restaurant only to discover it is already fully booked or spend time finding entertainment I will enjoy and can afford.
Planning is so easy, especially when you have the time and all the resources to plan. What you plan comes from the question ‘why am I going?’ If you are going to experience then plan experiences or if you are going to get away from the world, then plan quiet activities and a massage. It is as easy as that! Of course it can be a mixture of both experiences. In the midst of my trip last fall, I planned 36 hours of R & R and it was great!
In my office, surely someone has been where you want to go. So ask questions and I can help you plan the details. Then enjoy the holiday of a life time!
Where would you like to go?