If you go somewhere you are not familiar with, like London, it's a good idea to make an itinerary first.
Writing 02 - Make an Itinerary
How many times have we heard the lament of a father saying that he had forgotten to bring his reading glasses when he left his home for the much awaited holiday? The mother is more concerned because she forgot the medicines. The son and daughter are probably more careful as they pack in their video games with the necessary batteries. In order that people travelling do not forget important aspects of their trip an itinerary comes in handy.
An itinerary is defined as 'a detailed plan for a journey'
. It outlines the dates of travel from the home town to other towns or places and the details of the return to the home town. It lists the duration of stay in each place and the places to sleep. It identifies the interesting places to visit in each place. It also covers such aspects as costs and modes of transport.
An itinerary can be expanded to cover all aspects of a journey being made whether for leisure or business or even in an emergency. In today’s busy world the itinerary plays an important role in helping the traveller to get maximum mileage out of his trip. More often than not we tend to take things for granted and suffer when we are out of town in a setting that is not familiar to us. Just imagine, you go to London and spend half a day in understanding the way the underground trains work. You could save this half a day by doing some research before you left home.
If we prepare ourselves better before we embark on a journey we could make our time away more enjoyable. In the father’s case he might have to do without reading and in the mother’s case she may waste time buying her medicines and sometimes she may not even get the medicines without a proper prescription.
An itinerary helps us to map out every aspect of our journey in great detail so that things fall into place, no time is wasted and no important aspect is left out. Play this quiz and test yourself to see if you are a good traveller or not.