Something unexpected

I feel like one of the simultaneously best and worst things about travel in the digital age is that you can get a pretty good idea of what to expect on your trip.

This is good. You know to avoid certain areas that are rife with street crime or too touristy. You can find out if you’ll be able to get your wheelchair up the steps to that monument.

This is bad. You can watch videos taking you on a walk-through of the exact path you will take on Macchu Pichu. Live feed. You lose the element of surprise.

Planning is good. But I think we’ve become somewhat afraid of the unexpected in travel. Be prepared but don’t be too prepared.

I stumbled onto these “love locks” on a recent trip to Tallinn, Estonia. If I had read more guidebooks I probably would have known about them and even been given directions to them.

But finding them for myself made it feel more special.

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Posted on April 25, 2012, in TRAVEL and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Alaska Girl at Heart

    I agree. I read only enough to get the basics and be safe (more about logistics and less about attractions). The love locks are so cool.

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