David also asked the panel what is the first thing they do when they arrive in a new destination, to which everyone pretty much agreed: walk around. There’s perhaps no better way to quickly take in new sights and become comfortable in your surroundings than to wander around and get lost, hopefully figuring out where you are by the time bedtime rolls around.
A memorable quote that I liked was when David asked Susan what she does to prepare before going on a trip. She responded by saying that she in fact tries hard not to prepare. “If you prepare to much you tend to be let down once you arrive, and your destination loses its freshness.”
Great point, and something I’ve tended to follow more and more as I travel. Despite seeming counter-intuitive, there’s something about arriving somewhere with a clean slate and zero preconceptions in your head that helps you to avoid spoiling the fun of discovering that place.
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