Originally Posted by mpatch
Isn't having unknows the spice of life? I can see being prepared (ie tools, proper gear, some idea of the area/culture, $$, etc.) but planning every stop, camping/hotel spot, road etc. seems to take most of the fun out of any trip no matter the mode of transport. See so many people following or asking for "routes" to get somewhere. The lease enjoyable trips for me have always been when I have a set destination and a set time to get there.
Aim low and chances are good you'll accomplish that. It amazes me that people meander through life and simply accept whatever happens to come their way. No plan.
I've got to ask, why is it important to you how others plan a trip? Have you ever tried planning a ride?