Subject: Re: Planning vs On-The-Fly

First, how can I get your job?

I cannot speak from experience since I have never been able to travel for longer than three weeks at a time. You will probably be able to feel my jealousy and that of many others on this list.

That said, and based upon my limited experience, I am sure you will change your plans, and it will be impossible to bring even pages of guide books to cover all contingencies. If you will have internet access, that is probably your best bet. Also, at least most bigger cities should have some sort of tourist office to check with. They can probably point you in a direction for even smaller towns. Often other travelers have been where you are going and are a good source of information. Others on this list will be better resources, I am sure, but I just had to tell you how wonderful your trip sounds.

Lisa in Chicago