Before planning anything (i.e a coffee meeting, lunch, small gathering), I always look up the establishment on Yelp. I go through photos, look at the parking situation is, and focus on the atmosphere. I like reading through an event description, and knowing exactly what to expect.
The other day I was meeting a friend at a yoga studio, and I arrived a few minutes early. Waiting in the parking lot, I was about to do a quick Google search and I realized how ridiculous this was. I was literally two feet away and I was going to go inside in a few minutes. At that moment, I decided that I'm not going to do these searches anymore and go with an open mind and heart.
"I'm pleasantly surprised" will be my motto for 2018.
This has been very challenging to do because Yelp is fun!