Love, Lydia - Notes from a geeky, plus sized artist.: On Travel Planning

Monday, August 31, 2015

On Travel Planning

Hi friends,

So I was thinking about trip planning lately and how before I got married it was so much easier to just go on a trip with a small budget.  Now we have so much more to worry about when thinking about a trip.

For example I am up for most things minus sports and really intense physical activities.  I'm just not much of a thrill seeker or someone who's interested in spending time I see as relaxing straining myself physically.  That still leaves a lot open.  But when you plan for two there's even more to consider.

My husband Bryan dislikes crowds, so if he's got to deal with one it had better be worth it, like at the Louvre or Disneyland.  He's had problems with his joints in the past so a lot of walking is something he's more cautious to add to an itinerary.  He likes to know a plan in advance, though I don't mind flexible plans.  Sometimes I think we're opposites, but we just have a different approach in some ways.  What we want to get out of a trip is remarkably similar, as are many of the places we might prioritize visiting.


How do we get to a fully planned trip?  And how do we afford it?  Because we all know when your costs double it's going to be harder.  I still don't want to think about how we'll pay for travel with kids when that day comes!  However, for now it's the two of us.  We start off with me handling the planning, Bryan has me run things past him at various points along the way.  I mostly have free reign to plan many of the fun things I like so long as I keep in mind just how much Bryan is willing to drive, walk around, and tolerate things he's less interested in.

I'm currently planning a trip to the Texas Hill Country (partially for a wedding), and I thought it'd be a great time to take my readers along for my planning process.  This post marks the start of that series.


I'll write a post on transportation deals, one on hotels and other places to stay, one about what to see and how to find it, and finally one on staying sane when things don't go as planned.  So sitck with me and we'll plan some fantastic trips!

Love,
Lydia

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