They’re there and famous for a reason. Sometimes tourist traps engage individuals curious about the buzz surrounding a particular tourist trap, but other times, they deserve their popularity as they offer one-of-a-kind experiences.
This advice might work well for those who don’t live within deadlines or have physical job locations to return to. However, planning a trip provides potential plans and a semblance of an itinerary before arrival.
Piggybacking off the previous tip, this doesn’t help in situations where reservations are booked months in advance. The first time I visited Amsterdam, I wanted to see the Anne Frank house but needed a reservation.
Hotel quality depends on the traveler’s preference. Invest in a more expensive, comfortable hotel if you value sleep and cleanliness. No one wants bugs crawling on them in the middle of the night before driving to a new place.
Again, the traveler’s preferences determine time spent in a set location. A history buff will spend more time in Philadelphia than a geology major. Before deciding on a length of a trip, research the destination and assess your interests.
On the other side of the previous tip, some jet setters like to spend more time in one place than others. Someone might tell you it’s possible to see all of California in two days, but you know you’ll need (or want) ten days to explore