To Plan or not to Plan or How much that is the Question?

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To Plan or not to Plan or How much that is the Question? Gibsonton Reviews

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To Plan or not to Plan or How much that is the Question? Jun 11, 2010
To Plan or not to Plan or How much that is the Question?

The must be some sort of plan or you could not get out of your own bedroom. How much is enough? How much is too much? How many of you TBers are also members of the American Planning Association? You though I was kidding didn’t you. I have spent many hours on the laptop evaluating the No Plan Plan Road Trip. I am very happy with the way the trip went & I’m almost over the IRBT’s. I don’t have to even have to know what state I ‘m in all the time, once a day is enough for me. It works for me most of the time, not all the time. There are some places I missed because I like the road to the left better than the one that went right. I only had to break out the compass 2 times & that was because it was getting late & I was not real sure which direction I was headed. I know this would drive some people crazy. Wonder if that has anything to do with me traveling by myself most of the time? Give it a try on a day trip so you can work yourself into slowly. 1st fill tank, look at time, then just go, you don’t need to look at a map, and back roads are the best, look for roads you have never been on. Hungry stop at a place with a name that there can only be one of in the whole country, order something different. If this is an eight hour tour at four hours start to head home but don’ t go back the same way you came. Give it a try & I will try to figure out how to make a reservation & actually get there on the day of the reservation.
Just Follow the Road!
oriel says:
I always do meticulous tarvel plans with alternative destinations, budgets, etc. I type out the plans on my computer and print them on my printer. Even show up hours early for flights or ferries. I blame it on my flight planning training when I was learning to fly. My wife - a musician - questions the amount of detail in my plans. She says the best jazz is improvisational and the best music comes from creative spontaniety. I argue that musicians who have practiced their art to an almost unconscious perfection are the ones who are capable of substituting ad-libbed passages to enhance their performances. I think that applies to travel planning as well. If you have carefully prepared itineraries, you can always change them to account for unforeseen events, etc. and rejoin your plan afterward
Posted on: Mar 25, 2011
jethanad says:
oh goody, you survived - now I can relax, I am the obsessive planner type
Posted on: Jun 11, 2010
jktweed says:
Oh god I don't think I could bare to not plan everything down to the finest details! I'm the sort of sad obsessive who would join the American Planning Association. haha
Posted on: Oct 23, 2009
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