Friday, June 29, 2012

Vacation planning: Love it or hate it?

St. John beach
St. John crab
I love almost everything about vacationing—sleeping in, eating too many desserts, exploring around town—except for the planning aspect of it. I've managed to visit Jamaica, London, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Mexico all with minimal planning efforts thanks to spending vacations with friends and family who are the exact opposite and love to plan. This year, Alan and I are both itching to take a trip to Hawaii (I've never been and he could go on forever about the warm water there) but neither of us wants to plan it since it feels like such a chore. I've slowly been getting pumped up to sit down and do it (maybe this weekend?), or maybe we'll just buy two plane tickets and figure the rest out later. Ha ha. Everyone else I know seems to love the planning part of vacations. How do you feel about it? Are you taking any trips this year?

(photos by Jamie Beck)

4 comments:

Tonia said...

I used to love planning my holidays to the very last detail. This year though, I'm taking a backseat and just letting it happen - which both suits my mood and is nerve-racking all at the same time!

Briel said...

I have recently found out that I need to know when I'm going, have my flights, hotels, and other transportation booked and I'll be good. I don't plan what I'll be doing daily as far as sightseeing but I have to have those other things figured out otherwise I will be super stressed out. I'm taking a vacation with some family members in two weeks and we just booked our flights there on Wednesday and I have no idea where we'll be which days or even when I'm coming back yet! It's really frustrating! haha

Sobrina Tung said...

Briel, I like that you don't plan each day's activities. Maybe I'll do the same :P Also, not knowing when I'd be coming back from a trip would bug me too!

Tonia, that sounds exciting!

a.mae.zed said...

I hate planning as well. I actually believe that less planning makes things more exciting. I used to live in HI so if you have any questions about the Big Island or Oahu lemme know.
We are going to Indonesia for our honeymoon for three weeks and the only thing we have planned is our hotel for the first five days.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...