Well, it’s big to us.
If you’ve been reading our tweets, Facebook posts, and/or this blog, you know that we had planned a trip to Ecuador to do a dry run during Tigger’s spring break. I was a bit bummed about only getting to spend a week there since Ecuador has a lot to offer. And I lived there for a few months back in the 90s, so there are some things I wanted to see again. On top of that, it would cut into our RTW budget, which I wasn’t thrilled about either. But since I don’t believe in obstacles. . .
I did some thinking and then some airfare research and discovered that we could go to Ecuador, have more time to spend there, and then go from there to Ireland for about $200 more total (in airfare) than if we just flew to Dublin from Denver, and so I realized we could move our trip from 14 June to 4 May. Really not much of a decision to make. We’re doing it! Our countdown timer has been changed to reflect the new date.
Who knows, maybe we’ll get that date moved up even earlier. I could handle that change nicely.
In addition to the time change, after a great discussion with @CareerBrkSecret, we’ve added Turkey to our itinerary. It’s been on my list of places I’d like to see for a long time, but after he shared his thoughts and experiences, it found itself on our list in no time.
To me this is one of the joys of doing “slow travel.” Changing things up, being able to be spontaneous, being flexible are so much more fun to me than planning every facet of a trip. The times I’ve been spontaneous or left enough room in a trip to aimlessly explore have always been the richest part of my journey.