Taking less stuff both because I have to carry it and airline carry on limits. Have reservations for first and last town but not for the in between. Maybe flexibility will be more enjoyable and adventerous. Usually stay in what the Lonely Planet calls Budget hotels. This time there will be more guesthouses for the socializing with fellow oldster travelers, not to save money. Also will be staying a night in places that not many tourists do because the low percevied value of the time spent their versus someplace with a higher density of attractions. Eating local food and avoiding fatigue from doing to much are attractions for me.