How do you plan these out? Do you do minimal preparations, like booking an hotel, getting the tickets, making sure you've got some money and then just wing it (pun accidental)?
Or do you meticulously plan out many activities, spend several hours learning the basics of the language (or several hours making weird bird sounds if going to Canada) and culture, learn what numbers to call police and such, and make sure you've got more than enough money for all activities and any emergencies?
You can also fall outside or in the middle of these two examples, but please share your vacation preparation styles.
Not sure why I'm posting this in Gamma, lol.