Yes. I really said that.
You want great stories to tell. You want to make your travels worthwhile. You want the richest, most memorable experiences you can have. I mean, really, why else are you travelling but to see and do what you’ve been dreaming about?
The key here is to determine what it is you REALLY want to see and do and plan for that.
Skip the hundred other things the tourist guides tout you ‘must see’ but don’t really turn you on. Instead, do what makes your heart SING. For example you may not be a museum fan, but a cycle tour in France makes your heart flutter! So, skip the Louvre and do a bike tour!
We splurged in New Zealand for a smaller cruise on Milford Sound. The thing that sticks in my mind about that experience is having the front of the boat go under the waterfalls and getting drenched as a result. It was fantastic! When I looked at other cruises in the area, they could only gaze upon the waterfalls from a distance.
By prioritising what’s important to you, you will get more from your trip. It will be your incentive to save elsewhere so you can continue to do and see the things you love.