Don’t be over-ambitious when planning your travels

“If you are accustomed to working 50 weeks per year, the tendency, even after creating the mobility to take extended trips, will be to go nuts and see 10 countries in 14 days and end up a wreck. It’s like taking a starving dog to an all-you can eat buffet. It will eat itself to death.”
–Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek (2007)

Posted by | Comments (1)  | December 24, 2007
Category: Travel Quote of the Day

One Response to “Don’t be over-ambitious when planning your travels”

  1. Jessica Says:

    I made that mistake. Last summer, I backpacked six countries in two months. Certainly doable, but every time I left a place, I kept thinking — I wonder what might’ve happened if I could have stayed one more week? It’s dangerous to start thinking, “Well, as long as I’ll be in Italy, I have to go to France, and as long as I’m in France I might as well go to Spain…” Before long, you don’t really get to truly SEE anywhere.

    Nice blog 🙂

    ~ Jessica