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I am such an obsessive planner when it comes to traveling that my husband often wonders if I enjoy traveling or planning for traveling. By the time I actually board the flight, I practically have had a virtual tour of the place. Some people might call this process the murder of ‘spontaneous fun’ but, trust me, it’s not.
A decent planning ensures that you don’t land up in shady places, waste your time in unimportant (which may be famous) places, end up buying low quality local products for obnoxious prices and eat Chinese food in a Goan restaurant and vice versa.
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What I leave for spontaneity is the experience that the destination offers. Whatever information I find out during my obsessive research-this-travel-destination phase, I use that only to plan my itinerary.
Once my itinerary is set, I let the travel take its own course. I never get into “Ah! this place had a bad review of blah site. I should have avoided it.” mode. I then enjoy that “bad” experience and move on to the next item on my itinerary.
So, if you are someone like me, who likes to gather a lot of information before planning a trip, here are some quick and easy-to-follow tips for your research-this-travel-destination phase and plan-your-travel phase.
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