Sunday, June 7, 2015
Will You See Everything?
You're in Florence, or Rome, or Paris, or anywhere for the first time. You want to see everything. This is a special trip. You have a list of things to see and do.
Slow down. There is no possible way you can see everything in one trip. If you continue to speed through a city or a country...you really won't see anything. And, you certainly won't remember anything.
Plan on a few 'must see' spots. Then, relax and take time to wander around. Get to know the city or the country instead of speeding by at mach five. Whet your appetite for a return trip.
Sure, those 'nine countries in 12 days' tours sound like the way to get an overview. But, in reality...all you see is the view from a speeding train or tour bus. You never get to walk the streets of Venice at sunset, or watch the Eiffel Tower come alive with lights at dusk, or savor your wine while you watch the river boats along the Rhine.
Relax and take your time. Your vacation will be much better...