How do we choose where we should travel? Some save money over years and make time for it rarely, they are probably more careful making that choice. Others might just spin the world globe and point at the next destination. Either way, when you go out on that trip once in a life time or once a year, always remember that there is no one goal to reach. The real adventure is what happens on the way to that destination.
While agreeing with making plans of “must do’s”, I would leave some free time, not planning out excessively and stressing over getting things done. When you have a ‘to do’ list of touristic points, there is a risk of check boxing the list though actually not really experiencing in full.
Every place has its own cultural and historical influence on the energy and how things feel or happen. Allow the place you visit to take you in and accept the nature of your surroundings. Whether it is a hectic place like NYC or more laid back as Berlin. Consider the idea of experiencing a place in its whole and not only the certain touristic points.
It’s the little simple spot you found when you lost your way. Then you took your time and had the best coffee while looking at the map and checking your guide book. It’s the local person you stopped to ask for directions and ended up suggesting some great place you should visit, and you would never had heard of.
Reaching & climbing the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, The Empire State Building or any other end of the world view is exciting and overwhelming, but the route you choose to get there is just as much part of your adventure.