I just signed up for my first RS trip, and I'm thinking of adding some extra days on my own.
I was just curious if experienced RS travellers prefer adding extra days before the main RS tour starts, or adding days on to the end of the trip, or both? Obviously it might be affected by the starting and/or ending cities, but in my case I probably wouldn't spend the days in either the starting or ending city but in a connecting city.
So the question is more about energy level and tiredness.
At the end of an RS trip are you exhausted and ready to head home to recover, or are you invigorated and ready to do some more exploring on your own?
Would it be a good idea to have a day or two before the actual RS tour starts to get aclimated and adjust to the new time zones, or are the RS tours structured such that you'll be able to deal with jet-lag the first day or two?