Many people ask us how we go about planning a trip. The most common question usually being “Where do you begin?”
Well, for us, it has always been about what we want to see and experience. We’ll literally look at a world map and brainstorm all the places we want to go. Sometimes it can be as general as a country, in other instances we may have certain cities in mind, or at times we might even have very specific ideas like wanting to experience a particular festival in a particular place.
It’s only once we have these locations marked on the map that we’ll then work out how to make it happen, the most effective route, ways to save money and the list goes on. Of course, modification happens along the way based on what is feasible for that trip, what we can achieve in certain time frames and what we have discovered during our planning process, meaning that new destinations may become a logical part of our route.
So here we are in that very initial stage of planning – for a three month trip next year – and we’d love for you to come on the ride with us! Introducing a brand new weekly series called “Notes of Nomads” where we’ll not only share our travel planning process but where we invite you to play an active role in our decision-making.
So we are throwing this one out to you, our lovely, intelligent and well-traveled readers. The world is a big and amazing place! Help us decide where to go!
This week’s topic will be: South-east Asia! If we were to spend those three months in South-east Asia, where should we go? What are your must-see countries, cities, experiences…?
We’ve already made a start on the list:
1. Experience a dawn hot-air balloon ride in Bagan, Myanmar.
2. Climb Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia.
Over to you…
Many thanks in advance for sharing your top picks!
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