Recently, we had a trip to Italy that completely fall apart. From end to end, every logistical plan we had in place for our group shattered into a thousand pieces – leaving 19 people, and me, their leader, completely buggered. It forced us to implement every contingency plan we had at our finger tips. Missed connections, expired train tickets, and lost of 48 hour of our itinerary. I’m not going to lie, these things alway suck. We quickly recovered and got back on our itinerary, and finished the trip well. However, if you travel often enough, eventually you will find yourself in a similar position. Below are some lessons learned from a trip that fell apart.