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1. Posted by asey16 (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

That's it!!!! It's official!!!!
I am now complete FED UP with planning this stupid trip. I don't think I have ever felt like this before, its just everything is driving me crazy. SOOO much red tape, SOOO many campsites and hostels that NEVER reply to your e-mails, loads of things are getting more expensive day by day, already nearly £3000 (US$6000) over budget. Still haven't got some big sections booked, some embassies really un-helpful, letting agents who still have put our house up for rent after 3 months!!! Parents who are driving me nuts worrying about how I am going to get kidnapped whilst I am away.
Now working 12 hours a day, just on organising this blasted trip!!
AAAAAAHHHHHHHGGGGGGG!!! %£&%£"$*&

Sorry to moan, but I just need to have a big shout!!!!!
I think I am a bit calmer now. Need a rather strong cup of tea and a hug :(
xx

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Asey, what u need is to learn how to tune out, if u want to make a hobby of travelling.
When there is no decision to be made, tune out.
And maybe u are doing too much planning. Just make a skeleton plan. Everything else will slide into place, while u are on the road

Mel

3. Posted by asey16 (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Thanks Mel. I guess I am just too busy to think straight. Done lots of travelling before and never had a problem, but this is the first one that I am properly filming. Adds so much to the planning. What sort of things do you normally plan, and what do you leave up to fall into place?

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Before going plans
I usually get whatever visa I must get.
I also buy whatever stuff I anticipate having trouble getting in the country I am going to.
Sun cream, for example. Also, if I am going to a country where what I wear is important(like for my trip to Iran), I gather some suitable clothes, when I see them.
That is about all.
I only plan accomodation, for the first place I will stay, if I plan it at all.

I am in a constant state of travel planning, so I suppose I got used to it. And my trips are short and frequent, rather than one big long one. I suppose that makes the planning more managable.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 16, 2007, at 8:23 AM by Mel. ]

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Remember...

Breathe in, breathe out, move on... Now, that cuppa and {{{{{{{{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}}}}}}} should hold you for awhile. ;)

6. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

Hugs make the world a happy place so I'm sending you a cyberhug. This could be creepy because I don't really know you, but I don't mean it to be . . . if you like you can pretend it's from someone else, but it is only a cyberhug and not a real hug so I think it should be okay And like Isa said breathe in, breathe out, and put one foot in front of the other. Might want to give yourself a "day off" from travel planning as well. Sometimes it's good to take a step back, but don't worry things will work out as they are meant to

7. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 9y

honestly, i know this is solution probably not that up your alley, just don't really plan it. don't book things, just go. you'll always find a place to stay, ways to get from point a to point b, besides, its much more of an organic free adventure that way.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting SeeTheSky

honestly, i know this is solution probably not that up your alley, just don't really plan it. don't book things, just go. you'll always find a place to stay, ways to get from point a to point b, besides, its much more of an organic free adventure that way.

Could put a whole new slant on the documentary, Alex. Here's Alex sleeping with the polar bears in Alaska. Here's Alex sleeping on the park bench outside the first Starbucks in Seattle. Here's Alex sleeping in a box in Haight-Ashbury. Here's Alex sleeping with the scorpions in the Mojave. Here's Alex chasing the guy who just stole the video equipment while Alex was sleeping...

9. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

woah, dude. planning the trip should be half the fun! take a step back, remember why you're doing this trip, how different it will be to get out of the soggy isles and do something new and exciting. Red tape and all that is hard but if its stressing you out so much can you not make a different route, rearrange?

If that doesnt work, get on a train to manchester and I'll make you a cuppa

10. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting SeeTheSky

honestly, i know this is solution probably not that up your alley, just don't really plan it. don't book things, just go. you'll always find a place to stay, ways to get from point a to point b, besides, its much more of an organic free adventure that way.

Could put a whole new slant on the documentary, Alex. Here's Alex sleeping with the polar bears in Alaska. Here's Alex sleeping on the park bench outside the first Starbucks in Seattle. Here's Alex sleeping in a box in Haight-Ashbury. Here's Alex sleeping with the scorpions in the Mojave. Here's Alex chasing the guy who just stole the video equipment while Alex was sleeping...

hahah doesn't sound that bad. you can make a documentary about fighting hobo's for your video equipment. hahah i guess i didn't know this was a documentary, but i still stand by that you could find places to stay and have a good time, unplanned
stubborn as a mule, this one ; )