I love the anticipation of travel. We are leaving in 3 days for Maui. I have a packing list and pile of clothing. We bought new snorkel gear 3 months ago and a waterproof housing for our digital camera 6 months ago. We are planners.

And, yet, there are reservations I don’t want to make and plans I don’t want to pin down. For travel to be fun, I think there needs to be some fluidity. Structured travel is…less imaginative.

Obviously, some things need to be planned in advance: we need reservations for the luau and the popular restaurant. We need to book that snorkel trip to Molokini Crater that fills up. But the rest of it? Let’s play it by ear and see what happens!


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2 Responses to Anticipation

  1. marie says:


    I vote that fluidity = snorkeling when we feel like it, drinking lots of floofy drinks, taking naps when the mood strikes, and generally laughing and having a good time. 🙂

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