I want to be a better traveler.
All stages of traveling (planning, packing, traveling, and unpacking) are exhausting for me. It isn’t until much later, when we’re reminiscing about the trip, that I can appreciate how much fun it was.
It’s hard work being crazy. I have packing lists that I print out for me and for the kids. I google the hotel’s address so I can see where we can eat. I plan our itinerary of the places we’ll visit. Then we leave before dawn so we can beat traffic.
In between all this planning, there’s also the worrying. What if something goes wrong? Can we leave the house for this long? Did I turn off the coffee maker? What did I forget?
Using my new minimalist ideas, I’m going to pack less and plan less. Will it be possible for me to go with the flow? Can I refrain from saying, “Hurry! We have to get there early before it gets too crowded”?
I’d like to visit some states on Elena’s Bucket List and make the stops memorable. I’ll try not to keep checking my watch. I will make an effort to live in the moment.
Instead of trying to “make good time” TO our destination, I’ll try to “have a good time” AT our destination.
Any travel tips for me? Share with me some ideas on how you travel with your family or pets.