I would love to be that person who could just grab their passport and go, but that really isn’t me. When it comes to travel, I’m a planner.
Booking a holiday is genuinely one of the most stressful experiences I go through. I go halfway round the world in the process of researching potential destinations, considering and discounting dozens of places.
The ‘fun’ doesn’t stop once the destination is decided. Even if I find a hotel I like, I can’t shake the feeling there might be a better one. I drive myself to distraction comparing Every. Single. One.
It won’t surprise you to hear that I’m a planner on holiday, too. I would love to just go with the flow, but you would have to prise my guide book out of my cold, dead hands.
I know I will never truly have an adventure with my head stuck in my guidebook. But I also have to say that I’ve seen some amazing places on holiday and always manage to make the most of my time away. I’ve also never had anything less than a great meal – often in places I never would have found otherwise. Holidays are short, and I want to make the most of them.
This time I do want to take some baby steps towards being a more relaxed traveller. I want to leave a few afternoons free just to explore, without any pre planned ideas. I might even allow myself a little lie in…provided there’s time on the itinerary of course!
What kind of traveller are you?