When I was consulting and on the road 48-50 weeks a year, the need to depressurize when time off rolled around was imperative for my sanity. I strove to choose wisely when planning in order to minimize stress and maximize enjoyment. I may not be traveling these days like I did for decades, but those principles still apply to vacation choices.
Sometimes I choose my trips poorly, and when I do, I try to learn from my mistakes. I certainly erred last year (early 2016) when on an initial safari to Tanzania. Determined to have the East African experience I always dreamed of, I signed on to an alternative type of safari to Tanzania in February, 2016.