Many travel agencies, tour organizers and tourism boards promise a “trip of a lifetime”: a travel experience that will stay with you for the rest of your days. Yet, any trip can have such an impact; it’s simply dependent on you and your attitude. Here’re 19 tips to help you make your next trip a trip of a lifetime.
Plan, but do it in pencil
Have a good idea of where you’d like to go and what you’d like to do, but be prepared to change your plans at any given moment. Trying to fully plan a trip of a lifetime is a fool’s errand, like trying to fully plan life itself.
I actually like to consciously over plan: if I have three days, I plan five days’ worth of activities, so that, if one of my top three activities falls through, I’ve always got activities four and five to fall back on. If there’s one thing you should plan—not just in ink, but in stone—plan to be flexible.