I recently went to Texas to look at real estate and visit family, as many of you may know. What you don’t know is that I made up most of my ambitious itinerary as I went along, which had me zigzagging across the state with little time to breathe, let alone properly relax.
My aunt has a saying, “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” My travel plans were cobbled together at the last minute, and while my spontaneity prevented me from seeing and doing everything I wanted to, I would not say that my trip was a complete failure.
Recipe for a less-stressful trip to Texas
1. Buy your plane ticket well enough in advance so you’re not forced to fly into a city that you don’t plan to spend any time visiting. This will not only save on travel time but you'll also be less road-weary when you finally do reach your destination.