Daily Prompt: The Happy Wanderer
What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?
My Travel Style: By Anne Helmers
After a year on the road with my family it has definitely evolved. We had been the type to go for the organized, pre-planned, “ducks all in a row” type travel itinerary but that changes on the road. Being schedule free allows you to enjoy the road and the adventures that come from not scheduling. Deciding where to spend the night based on how far you want to go or how much you like a place is part of the joy of long term travel. It opens you up to meet new people, try new things and explore new places. Learning to adapt to weather because it is part of life and not make it a reason to stay inside is also part of this process.
We are back home now. We are back to a much more scheduled American lifestyle but I’d say we have a managed to keep a nice blend of the required pre-planning that the one week vacation during spring break requires and the relaxed “come what may” style we learned from our round the world adventure.