As you may have concluded from all my travel posts, I am definitely an obsessed, type-A, trip researcher and traveler. I planned all my trips down to the smallest details possible, including how to get to/from the airport, what the suggested local restaurants are (and what to order from them), and sometimes even including my running routes along my hostel/hotel/rental. Some may argue this takes the fun out of traveling, but considering I have a limited number of vacation days, having a plan helps me to get as much as possible from each destination. It allows me to set a battle plan for each day and accomplish what I want to see and/or do in a particular place. However, note that I never said I actually followed the itinerary down to the tee; once created, it serves merely as a “guide booklet” of sorts and nothing more. I go with the flow and see what the day brings; flexibility is key to a good travel experience after all.