When I'm travelling I usually I just jump into it head first. I'll arrive in a new country with little more than the knowledge I don’t need a visa prior to arrival at the border. It can be exciting figuring things out as you go. Sometimes you really need to do some research and plan out a few things. The Camino de Santiago falls into the latter category.
There's something that sits uneasily with me about books with titles along the lines of "10,000 quaint towns to drive through before you die". I think it's two things, firstly it reduces what should be a lifetime of rich and sometimes serendipitous experiences into a laundry list that we get scored on when we finally croak it.
In advertising, one of the first responsibilities a new account exec is given is maintaining the WIP document. "Always put the client's logo first, make sure our logo isn't any bigger than theirs" are a couple of the prescriptive directions given. The reason for this should seem self evident, to show you're putting them and their interests before your own. This, of course, is only a small thing but one of many small things that add up to demonstrate we've got our 'self orientation' in check.