laws to travel by – #4


Stop and smell the roses.

It’s your first time in a foreign city and you feel totally obligated to go to that museum and see that one statue and visit that old church and you just HAVE to take a picture with that famous thing that everyone talks about. We’re here to tell you that you don’t. You really, really don’t. Sure, there are tourist attractions everyone must see (you wouldn’t go to Paris without laying eyes on the Eiffel Tower), but for the most part, we advise you to slow down, take a breather, and just enjoy the scenery. Make a list of everything you should see and do on your trip, then cross out about 50% of it. The extra time you gain will allow you to really savor everything you DO see.


the romantic & the wino



  1. March 20, 2012 / 13:20

    I am with you all here! I really made an effort to do less on my trip to Paris a few weeks ago. I didn’t want to feel the obligation to visit certain things and be too exhausted to enjoy myself. I actually feel like I saw more by doing this…planning less, enjoying more. 🙂 Great advice!

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