We all know that feeling, you book the holiday and then it’s the countdown. Often this means playing the waiting game, sitting at your work computer screen looking at the date and then precisely counting down to how many days, hours or perhaps even minutes till you board that plane. In the meantime you have spent hours or even weeks on end researching, trawling through reviews to find that perfect hotel or resort to stay at. Planning a holiday can actually be hard work, so why not try something a little different. Pack a bag with the essentials and take a spontaneous holiday with a destination unknown.
I know right, for some people a trip like that sounds crazy and and even more stressful, but there are actually some great benefits to travelling on Mystery Trips. Here are just a few:
Stress less and bring relaxation back to your holiday
Making a last minute decision to get up and go on holiday can actually bring about more relaxation than if it was planned months in advance. You don’t spend hours surfing the web trying to find that perfect destination, resort, plane ticket etc. We also often have a long build up to our big holidays as it’s our only one for the year, only to return and then start the whole process again for the next year’s trip. By taking shorter but more spontaneous holidays means you are getting more relaxation periods throughout the year without the drawn out processes and stress of planning it.
Get the sense of adventure back
Just taking off on a whim with no set plans brings back the sense of adventure to your travel. Letting go of control about where you are going and what you will be doing gives you a new found freedom. Because you haven’t planned out an exact itinerary you can just go with the flow and see what happens. Perhaps you meet a local in a cafe and they suggest a hidden gem that you must visit. Too often people get caught up with their exact itineraries, they can miss out on some of the best travel moments.
The magic happens in the unexpected
When we spend so much time planning our holidays we end up placing a huge amount of expectations on the trip, some of which can actually lead to disappointment. When we take a spontaneous trip we don’t know what to expect and often or not this is when you have the best time of your life.