Blueprint Traveling
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Blueprint Traveling

I don't plan, I make blueprints.


About to embark on another road trip expedition with a few destinations in mind, I have left the majority of the trip open to whatever my boyfriend and I come across.

I have talked about this topic before in "The Open Road Has Taught Me" and have also described the complications I've encountered with facing unknown territories in "Open To Change." By opening myself up to the world, numerous opportunities have arisen, making all of my potential futures more exciting.

When it comes to traveling, we both put in input of what we want to do along the way. If we want to sightsee, we incorporate it into our explorations, but we don't look up pictures beforehand. Basically what we do is we jump into the adventure without any idea of what to expect. Although I am very precise when it comes down to being prepared, I feel that by being that way, mixed with not planning too much, I know I will have everything that I need.

My thing is, I want to always try new things without having to do it a certain way that others have done it; I want to just do it MY way, which is why I don't really look at reviews too much. Everyone has a different experience with every place. Things constantly shift and change.

We won't be lining out an itinerary, or coming up with activities we want to do. We will figure all of that out when the time comes to make a couple choices here and there. By just having a blueprint, as I call it, we don't need to have that stress of waking up at 7, going out to sightsee at 11, and being back in time for a show at 8. There's no rushing, just taking it all in. We just have a very rough outline of what we want to do, hence the nickname: blueprint. Everything else in-between, we create along the way, and I look forward to that.

Now that I'm able to soak up all of the touring, without too much tourist shenanigans, I have a lot to journal about, AND a lot more details to keep track of, which is the perfect fuel for a writer. Also, the fact that we both choose to spend our money on experiences rather than materialistic things, our overall experience is just more memorable.

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