For me every trip is enjoyed in three parts – the anticipation, the trip itself and the memories.
With some trips, I start planning, researching and booking up to a year in advance (and in one case 18 months!) and so, by the time departure day finally rolls round the trip is already as familiar as an old friend, and the anticipation is enormous.
Because of all the planning and research, our trips go pretty smoothly although there are always a couple of minor hiccoughs! The planning never takes away from the immense joy and awe of travelling; rather it heightens the delight of finally being there! We don’t tend to create day by day itineraries unless it’s a self-drive route where we need to do things in a particular order – rather I’ll write up some notes on what we could see in that destination and we decide on the day according to what we feel like. So there’s plenty of room for spontaneity and seeing where the day takes us, but it’s underpinned by the advance research and planning.
After the trip, there’s the pleasure of sorting through all the photographs and sharing my experiences with friends, much of which right here on the blog under Kavey Eats Travel.
King Penguin heads into the surf and out to sea. Antarctica.
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Please leave a comment - I love hearing from you!21 Comments to "Travel Quote Tuesday | Vivian Swift"
I love this quote! I think that the daydreaming, planning and anticipation can be as just as awesome as traveling itself.
A girl after my own heart, Jemma!
Great quote! The anticipation and planning is such a huge part of enjoying the trip for me! It’s nice knowing I have something to look forward to 🙂
Yes, it’s all about the dreaming and excitement which makes the trip so wonderful when it finally rolls around!
Beautiful quote and I love the penguin photo! I have found that right before a trip a have mixed feelings of excitement that the trip is almost here and sadness that once it starts it is almost over. Kinda strange… 🙂
I totally know what you mean though!
Thoughtful and quite on the mark. I like to try to begin each day, or at least incorporate into a part of each day, that sense of ‘travel’ that you mention, so each day ends with at least a subtle hint of adventure.
That’s a lovely idea!
I love everything about this! Thank you for sharing it
That’s a great quote – and so true. I read something that said the longer in advance people anticipate their travel, the more they enjoy it when they actually go. I thought that was so interesting.
That seems to be true for me, I’m always slightly discombobulated when I end up doing a trip with short notice, and likewise when I am not the one who plans and organises it!
I am like you, I plan a lot of my trips in advance and I love the anticipation before the trip.
Glad I’m not alone in that!
I always feel this. I think planning the trip might be almost as much fun as going on the actual trip!
I think a lot of us in the comments here are a natural tribe!! Birds of a feather!
I agree with you. The anticipation is just as important and the journey itself.
It is it is!
What a great quote. Completely agree.
The planning part of the trip can be one of the most exciting parts. I love taking time to make my own itineraries.