travel is as personal as how you decorate your home, what you like to eat for breakfast or how you raise your kiddos. travel with more than yourself and you’ve got compromise in your future. he and I think alike on a lot of travel related/itinerary decisions.. we both seem to want to stay or move along at a similar pace, whether or not to spend the $20 to go to the top of a tower or to be more thrifty, to name a couple. but just as we have similarities, as with any couple we compromise. anyone who travels, even if it’s vacation not rv travel deals with this.. i might want to stay somewhere longer and “dig in” deeper but he’s ready to go and unless i feel 100% i cannot go on without doing it, we’ll move along. just as he will indulge thrifting more often than he would choose or whatever i have in my head at the time…where if given full reign he might choose a big no thank you.
you might think travel isn’t travel if you don’t go hiking at every location you visit, or tour a museum in each big city or see what everyone else thinks you should see in each place. if you don’t like to hike and the thing a town is most known for is the trail system, don’t worry about it. do your own thing, see what interests you and move along. just like you might eat count chocula every morning for breakfast and wouldn’t dream of skipping it.. that might be the worst thing ever to the same people who think missing the great hike would be tragic. it’s personal. it’s great to try new things and if something offers even a glimmer of interest or fascination to you then jump in, you never know what will be the next great thing…but if there is zero desire, move along little doggy. if you despise cooking (for ex), you wouldn’t go on a vacation that was designed all for the wanna be chef, just as you wouldn’t do things on your travels that light no fire under you whatsoever.
full or part time travel is full of decisions, where to go, how to go, how long to stay, what to see, do and experience. you must decide whether to plan it all, fly by the seat of your pants or a little of both. do you want to see tons of roadside attractions and plot your drive around them , see cities you’ve always heard of, only take the backroads, or just take what comes. we do a fair amount of both. we’ve traveled a lot of our past 6 months with no set destination for the day and we’ve specifically planned stops as well. we’ve sought out certain attractions and stumbled on 90% of what we’ve seen. we’ve stayed longer in places that we loved and shorter in places we thought would be longer. your best friend might love somewhere and you arrive and it just doesn’t rock your world. it’s ok, travel is an adventure and just like which side you part your hair on, you’re going to be as individual in how you go & see as you are with the hairbrush. happy travels!