Research. People don’t do enough of it. If you want to have a good vacation you need to do the research. You need to look up your destination, see what there is to do, check prices, and look up maps and such.
A lot of people just roll into cities without any planning and end up wasting time figuring out what to do. If you do it ahead of time you can solve that problem.
You’ll why you came to that city and what you want to do. I’m not saying you need to plan every minute of your holiday- no that is boring. But what you need to do is have an idea as to what to expect when you get there.
If you didn’t know the line was 4 hrs long to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you would be wasting a whole. Good research can help you avoid the lines, learn how much things will cost you, help you get an idea of the layout of the city, and more.
Don’t over plan but go in with any idea of what you want to do and you’ll find that you trip goes a lot smoother and things happen a lot quicker.
There are so many free travel guides out there that not doing research is just a sign of laziness because it doesn’t cost anything. So go, get off your butt, and put in a little time to do some research.