“Give me money and you will never see me in one place”, well that statement or the likes of it covers various pages and paragraphs of the best of travel planner websites or online travel planners. Sometimes just to get over a hangover you need a little alcohol, in the same manner you need to plan a trip to get over a holiday.( Ever heard of “avoid hangover,be drunk..similary avoid mundane life blues, keep travelling”) If you have time in your hand, money in your wallet and ofcourse a free trip planner or an efficient tour planner, then there is no reason to not take it slow with a holiday.
Just like a relationship, if you are looking at falling in love with a place and not just visiting it for the hash tags on your pictures, then move slow with each destination. You can have a fling with a place, but it will be flung from your memory just as fast. The advantages of taking a slow holiday are basically many.
Your travel itinerary will just not consist of the popular places but also of the unexplored ones. While you are making your travel plans, try to put in a city for at least a week to see the best of it. Back pack through a country for at least 20 days to get the complete experience. I mean while you plan your trip, take in consideration the best of the culture, foods, art forms, everything to have a fulfilling experience.
Another reason to take a slow holiday is to have as much interaction as possible with the people belonging to that place. Even the best trip planner will not include this activity in things to do. You will realize that most countries in the world are like an open ground welcoming people from various nationalities. So it is your best chance to stop, take a breath at every step, interact as much as possible and you might just travel to various different places through various stories of people.
Another thing that you should keep in mind while trip planning is the motive to undertake it. More or less, the answer to that question would be- getting rid of your stress. So, as you slow down to absorb the beauty of each place, you will feel the stress of monotony releasing from your body one step and one stare at a time. Make duration the most important aspect while you plan your trip and you are sure to thank yourself later.
So stop running for a while, unless it is to catch those breath taking sunsets or those amazing cultural shows that a place is famous for. Pause your life at every destination because each place would give you a memory that would remain with you forever.
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