I always have a plan when traveling. I know what I want to see and the best route to get there. At the same time, I like to explore in a small group with the freedom to do just that – explore. Some of the most interesting experiences I have had have been because I have left the main streets and wandered into a small museum, gallery, or bar. Of course I want to see the main sights, but talking to locals and getting away from the traditional tourist areas are often the most memorable and rewarding experiences. Part of this is taking a side road or walking through a tunnel to see what lies on the other side.