Travel PlanningPosted: February 25, 2012
One of these days, I’ll get around to typing up a list of travel tips, and one of them will be “Plan early. and plan thoroughly, but then give yourself freedom to deviate from that plan. ”
But then I will add: “Or just get Jess to plan everything for you.” because that’s a really easy way to take care of things. I mean, we didn’t make her do all the work; I planned our daytrip to Assissi (fairly poorly, I’d say, given the fact that I sort of mumbled my way through descriptions of the importance of the various churches, and got us pretty lost a few times), and Cynthia’s really good in the moment at knowing directions and being more decisive. But Jess did all the planning for our whirlwind 20 hours in Rome. and she kicked butt.
In 20 hours, we saw the Coliseum, Palatine Hill, the Forum, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon, ate an authentic Italian dinner, chilled by the Trevi Fountain, and got up early and went to the Vatican, seeing St. Peter’s basically by ourselves. and walked through a ton of central Rome. and in all that, we didn’t feel rushed or worried about fitting everything in. She did a great job.
and here she is, doing some of that planning:
so, maybe you should just pay Jess and have her do your travel planning. it worked for us!