“It was my lack of knowledge and planning that forced human interactions, ultimately paying off… ”
Seth Kugel, NY Times Frugal Traveler

When you reflect on the most memorable travel experiences of your life, which of them were planned ahead and which arose through serendipity? The New York Times Frugal Traveler offered some advice around the art and effectiveness of using well known travel review websites and concluded that, for all their utility, the planning, techo-wizardry and seemingly boundless opportunity afforded by the internet, it is those spontaneous chance discoveries that are ultimately the most inspiring and fulfilling. These fortuitous experiences have many ingredients requiring travel attitudes similar to a good conversation: curiosity, courage in the form of vulnerability and openness, rejecting assumptions, pausing for reflection, and allowing fate to enter…

Enjoy your travels. Embrace discovery. Relish the conversations.