How do architects plan vacation trips? I might be generalizing based solely on…me. However, I’d like to think that we are unique and we don’t plan our trips like other people. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. If you are like me in your vacation planning methodology, but are not an architect, you probably need to reconsider your current vocation.
Now, with the internet and a laptop, my wife and I make all of our travel plans. There’s no need for anyone else. What we can’t find out online, we allow serendipity to fill in the gaps. It makes for great stories. We used to only stay in B&B’s, but once we had a son (and stayed in a B&B once) we figured we’d go back to staying in hotels. It’s just easier. Regardless, here are our ten ways we make travel plans each year.
- Rule out Disneyland, any beach and camping. These places are off limits (this is mostly my rule).
- Choose a general location based on where you have not been yet.
- Choose a location based on architecture you have not seen yet. (Why do you go on vacation?)
- Choose a specific location based on restaurants you have not eaten at yet and don’t have at home.
- Choose a location that has a history that precedes the century your parents were born.
- Visit places that you cannot see anything like at home.
- Find places that allow you to sight-see without needing a car. In other words, you’ll need to walk (or use public transportation) for some part of your vacationing plans.
- Find places that will make for great photographs.
- Find places that have unique bookstores and coffee shops.
- And last, but probably most important, choose places that make your family happy (without breaking the first rule).
photos are from bb_matt’s stock photo gallery on Stock.Xchng (used under the Standard Restrictions)