There’s traveler’s wisdom in a simple concept: Don’t overplan.
We took our first longer-than-a-weekend, not-to-see-family, multi-destination trip together in December 1997. (And to think, we’d been together three years by then.) We put aside nine days to visit Seattle and Victoria, B.C., and the trip was cold, fun, rainy and exciting.
But when I look back, just about my favorite part was an unexpected side trip to Washington’s Olympic National Park.