We all know that last minute decisions = the best memories. Can we get a hell yeah?
From nights out to takeaways, being spontaneous is freaking great.
We reckon the same goes for spontaneous travelling.
Not convinced? Take a read of 7 reasons why you’ll love spontaneous travel. Best get packing those bags 😎
1. You’ll feel less stressed
A little bit of planning is key to a holiday. But if you over-plan and try to stick to a tight schedule, you’ll get stressed when you miss that 9am train you needed to catch to make that 10am walking tour so that you got to that brunch spot in time to meet your friends. Aaaand breathe.
You get the idea.
So while having a rough plan of what you wanna see/do in a day is great, don’t get too bogged down with a schedule. Take it easy and just ride the travel wave! 🏄
2. You’ll enjoy living the slow life
Does the forecast show rain for the whole day? That won’t dampen your plans because, well, you ain’t got none!
Take it easy for the day and give in to the slow life.
People watch from a café (and grab a yummy snack), go watch a movie, read your book at the hostel, take a nap.
The possibilities are endless 😎
3. You’ll learn to love the feeling of being ‘lost’
We’ve all heard that classic travel quote: ‘not all who wander are lost’.
While it’s super cliché, it does actually make a fair point.
Getting ‘lost’ (by wandering around without a plan) in a new destination is the best way to stumble across hidden gems where the locals hang.
Wanna get a real taste of a new city? This is how.
(Obvs, you MUST be aware of your surroundings. If things start to feel weird or you’ve taken a wrong turn, just call a cab or use your phone map to get outta there!)
4. You’ll get a feel for local life
Once you’ve found where the locals hang, ask them for top tips.
They’re likely to know about any cool upcoming local events and festivals, the best nightlife, the hippest cafés and loads more.
Take their advice and go exploring.
5. You’ll make more friends
If you’re staying in a hostel the best thing you can do is make friends with people in your dorm and while you’re cooking in the kitchen.
You’re bound to meet some awesome people with similar interests to you (that also wanna check out the same spots as you).
Hey, they might be heading out tomorrow on that hike you were considering, or checking out that bar you wanted to grab a drink at.
Tag along with your new travel buds and get ready to make some fab memories.
6. You’ll grab some last-minute bargains
Having no set plan means you can jump on that 2 for 1 museum deal that cropped up overnight, or that 70% off snorkelling experience you found online.
There are a bunch of websites (depending on where you are in the world) which are regularly updated with discounts on top local experiences.
Road trip the Great Ocean Road, feel the power of Niagara Falls, go on a night out in London.
You get the idea.
You’re only ever a quick Google search away from your next adventure.
7. You’ll wanna go do it all over again
Once you’ve had a taste of spontaneous travel, chances are you’ll wanna book your next trip ASAP.
That’s what last minute flight deals are for, right? 😉
Check out Topdeck’s latest deals and get exploring.