Originally Posted by lspotho
This is a great discussion for my wife and I. We are fairly new to this, but we are out for a 3 week trip around the western states, with no specific plans, just some ideas of places we want to see - not the big national parks.
But we are struggling with the question of planning one, or two, or three days ahead - for tomorrow, do we think about that tonite, or tomorrow morning, or even later?? Very stressful!
For those of you who DON'T plan ahead - when DO you make plans? Do you just look at where you are at 5pm, and make some calls?
Any insights would be appreciated!
PS We have a Thor Siesta, Class C - done friends with a van don't worry much, and I suspect people with big class A's don't move every day.
Relax already! Work with the level of planning that gives you the least stress. We do a mix of reserved and unplanned nights. Nights at store parking lots are the most flexible. There are times and locations that require reservations, or you won't get the campground you want.
We usually drive 250-300 miles after a leisurely start, a stop or two mid-day, and arrive in time to find a local restaurant after the coach is situated for the evening. (We tow a car, which makes this easy.) Doing this, we rarely are setting up at a campground in the dark. Some days require more intense traveling, some allow more roaming and exploring.
Your results will vary!