Gap year planning
There’s certain things in life that you can’t plan, at least not too much. And travelling is definitely one of them. But if you’re anything like me and like to know exactly what you’ll be doing and on what day. Then you really need to learn to let go a bit and trust that what will happen will happen. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll still need to plan a basic route in terms of the direction you’ll be travelling.
Gap year planning – don’t go back on yourself
The last thing you want to do is spend any of your budget unnecessarily going back on yourself. Research the places you want to visit. Keep a note of the must-see attractions and sites of each place. Such as the Christ Redeemer in Rio or Machu Picchu in Peru. What you don’t want to do is waste your time planning every single detail. I never used to understand it when people gave me this advice, but once you start your travels it will completely make sense.
Think about it, if you’ve spent weeks or months researching your route. Looking into how long you’ll stay in one place. As well as what you want to do when you’re there, where you’ll stay, and how you plan to travel from one destination to another. Then your route and itinerary becomes far too rigid. And chances are, you’ll end up missing out on great opportunities and experiences along the way.
If you remember anything anyone ever tells you about travelling about gap year planning, I can’t stress enough that this should be it.
Plan but don’t over plan.
Let the road decide where it takes you next.