Planning a trip from scratch is one of the most wonderful rides you can take yourself on. Whether it’s a one-day road trip across state lines or a 3 ½ week jaunt through Northern Europe, there is just something about the endless possibilities that are conjured up in your mind while you research your destination.
Some people like to leave the planning to others but in my case I love knowing everything about where I’m going. I’ve had friends joke that I should have become a travel agent. For the last 10 years I have had the opportunity to be a pseudo one for friends and family. What I have found through doing this is that you really get to know someone on a whole different level when you are planning a vacation for them. You can see what their priorities and dreams are. Are they the adventurous type or do they just want a cozy place to relax?
I’ve learned a lot about myself as well. As I have gotten older and added little ones to the family I have realized I can’t structure so much of my vacation without it blowing up in my face. But what I can still do is anticipate all the possibilities.