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When you’re planning your next vacation, make sure that you don’t over plan. Now don’t get me wrong. Yes, you should plan your transportation, your accommodations, your transfers, and all things logistical to get you to vacation.

When I say don’t over plan, it’s for when you are in your destination. You should have a general plan on how you want to spend your days, but I encourage you to plan for spontaneity. On a vacation in Disney with my kids, we were heading into the Magic Kingdom on an Early Entrance day but had woken up too late for any kind of substantial breakfast. I had plenty of snacks packed and figured we would just find something in the park for food. Well, breakfast that day was fresh baked still warm chocolate chip cookies from the bakery on Main Street with bottles of Coco Cola. The six of us sat in front of the bakery enjoying out cookies and soda and just watched the excited visitors entering the park for over an hour. My kids are now grown adults and we still talk about that morning and their favorite breakfast ever.

On that same vacation, we were on our way to Epcot when we came upon a splashpad. We had never experienced a splashpad before, but we were well versed an hour later. We were all relaxed, wet, happy and refreshed to explore the park again.

When you’re on vacation, you just never know who you’re going to meet, or what circumstances await you, or just your mood or your traveling partners moods that will cause you to change a set activity. Be flexible and plan to go with the flow on some days. Sometimes the unexpected and unplanned moments are the most memorable.

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