Originally Posted by Michael Ough
Do we prepare differently. We have been on the road for almost 2 years and one of our favourite experiences is not to plan ,just be spontaneous. Ask others for local insights ,discuss the options and go or stay and go later.
What's a reservation?
Try it you may be very pleased by the unexpected joy of the unexpected
For many years on our camping trips my preference was to go with no reservations and that allowed us to be totally flexible during the trip.
Generally we don't just have one destination on our trips but stop at two or three places for a few weeks each.
But in recent years we have found that when we head south on our annual snowbird trip it has become more an more difficult to do things that way.
It gets frustrating trying campground after campground and being turned away - or maybe getting in, but being told we must change sites once or twice during our stay to be able to stay for the period we want.
So for our last two winter trips I have tried making reservations ahead for our whole trip.
Of course there are pros and cons, and I did enjoy the gypsy way of doing things, but it is also nice and relaxing not to worry about where (and if) we will find a place without a lot of hassle at our next stop and to know there is a site reserved and waiting for us!