While I do tend to randomly wander around my travels are structured in several ways. On is that I have a general plan, at least and entry point and an exit point. I always try to stay in one place for a few days to assist with the learning how things work and I use a good guide book. While I have used others I tend to rely on Lonely Planet, partly because it is Australian and partly because it is aimed at travelers such as myself. Otherwise the planning tends to run a few days ahead.