What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?
I do appreciate how the daily prompts seem to get their inspiration from song lyrics; these lyrics were actually featured during a good part of my travels with my sister and the various traveling companions we picked up from country to country. While we were in Rome with our Australian friends, they introduced us to the Canadian trio who were very galant gentlemen, later when we parted ways with the girls, we then met up with the boys in Greece. “The Wandered” was sung very often by the Canadians as we hung out in Corfu over twenty years ago. They sung it acoustically at dusk when we would sit outside in the village of Palakis enjoying life. Greece, back then, seemed to me to be the ideal place to sit and just enjoy being, living and appreciating the world around you.
My traveling style is pretty laid back, I like to travel lightly so I pack as minimalist as possible. I don’t know if I would call myself schedule or itinerary driven, but I do like to learn as much as I can before I leave so that I have a good idea of what I want to see and most importantly what I want to eat. That being said, I do like to fly by the seat of my pants and let my feet lead me to where I wind up, if that makes any sense.
I think that I would describe myself as someone who loves the journey as much as the destination, while long airline flights aren’t what they used to be, I don’t hate them because they are leading me towards an adventure and I love adventure.
I have been very fortunate in that I have had quite a fair share of traveling adventures both thanks to my parents for shipping my sister and I overseas to be taken care of by our extended family, but also because having been raised to travel, I made deliberate choices to travel to Europe every summer that I could before I got married and I was then fortunate enough to marry someone who loves to travel as much as I do. So my traveling adventures have turned into our traveling adventures and that has made it twice as nice and twice as adventurous.