I am all for planning trips extensively, looking up where are the best places to visit, the best places to stay and the best places to eat.. but… This is a great system when you are going away for a weekend to a city, or one a week long holiday to a single destination.
In September I will be beginning an adventure through roughly eight countries in Europe. My boyfriend and I have the first two nights stay in Budapest booked and our last night in Bratislava. After that we have researched the main destinations that we would like to visit but we have refrained from booking everything else. The reason for not booking anything during an extended period of travel is simple, it gives you complete freedom! We might hate Belgrade and move on after one night or fall in love with Kotor or Mostar and stay for two or three nights. We are travelling out of peak season so it should not be too hard to book last minute accommodation so we just have to wait and see where we end up!
Truth be told, If I had it my way a few months ago we would have the entire trip booked from start to finish but once I had my eyes opened to how restricting this could be I decided it would be best to hold out and let the chips fall where they may!
Do you prefer to book everything in advance or do you like to arrive and wing the entire trip? 🙂