If there is one thing Matt and I have learned while traveling it's to wander.
Put the map down. Get rid of the time table for a while. And just wander.
Some of our best experiences have come from just walking around and wandering.
While we were in Kyoto we only planned a few must see activities each day- which left us plenty of time to walk around and wander. And I am so happy we did this. We saw so many wonderful things that we wouldn't have seen if we stuck to our maps and our time line.
I'll be honest- Matt and I get 'lost' every once in a while. And sometimes it's just plain frustrating, but more often than not we find something amazing. We find a place we didn't know existed, or we didn't plan to see- and it's pretty amazing.
Our new motto is the quote: "Not all who wander are lost." -Tolkien
I encourage all of you to put the map down every once in a while and just wander. See what you can find with no set plans.