Took me weeks to come up with the itinerary but the research definitely helps. I am looking forward to my trip to Vancouver in a little over a month’s time. As I was doing my research, I discovered some pretty interesting hiking trails that I want to explore. This itinerary is more outdoors that I previously imagined, due to the discovery of new day hikes and trails around Vancouver. There is actually a lot more to discover, but I don’t think I have the time, considering that I would only be spending about a week there. Besides, it would be unrealistic for me to do them every single day I am there; my legs will go jelly! And Vancouver isn’t all about hiking. There’s quite a bit to see in and around Vancouver downtown itself.
My itinerary is almost 30 pages long. Packed full of info from my flight details to my Visa application, insurance information. It’s just so that I can placate my parent’s worry about this trip since I am doing solo. Seriously, I am approaching 30 and they are still worried.
Seattle is a bit thin. I only managed to come up an itinerary that I just mostly sightseeing in Seattle downtown. Maybe some cafe hopping and visiting touristy areas like the Seattle Space Needle. It’s a little bit more relaxed in Seattle.
So recently I have been thinking about this question lately; why do I want to do this solo trip? I guess there are a number of reasons for doing so. Perhaps it’s because I am approaching 30 and I want to do this and tell myself that I can do this? Or maybe I just want to get away from it all back at home; away from work, school, family, friends and just be myself. Doing the things I want to do, how I want to do and when I want to do. The thought of it is quite liberating.
Going to Vancouver and Seattle all by myself will accomplish a great number of firsts for me. This trip will definitely check a few things off my bucket list.