People travel in different ways. Knowing your style — and those of your traveling companions – can help to avoid arguments and difficulties.
Some people prefer vacations packed with activity and adventure, seeing all the sites and trying new things. Some people don’t need to have a firm unwavering schedule (taking advantage of opportunities that appear, adapting for weather and other conditions). Some people like blocs of empty time while others don’t.
Some people love vacations consisting of unscheduled time to lie on the beach, walk in the mountains, or rest in a hammock. The only planning they want to do is picking a few good restaurants and gathering a stack of good books.
Some folks like someone else to make their plans and organize everything. Others like to be in control of their own schedules. Some folks like to be surrounded by luxury. Others like to keep things simple, perhaps to spend their vacation money on adventures or to travel farther or to stay longer. Some folks want to see the tourist attractions. Others prefer to go off the beaten track.
Keep in mind that your travel style may change depending on what you need at a specific time in your life. In one case, you might need relaxation and luxury while at another time adventure and action may be on the agenda.
Before you begin planning a vacation, you need to decide which style (or mix of styles) you want this time.