3 Ways To Have A Spontaneous Vacation
Just pick up and go — on vacation! An unplanned vacation may cause anxiety and stress, or it could break the monotony of your daily routine, and provide a boost of adrenaline and energy that gives you a sense of release and freedom.
#1: Go Camping!
A typical camping trip can require weeks or even months of preparation, but it doesn’t have to be planned. There are many campgrounds that offer tent and equipment rentals or fully equipped cabins. Even Walt Disney World in Orlando offers furnished cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort. The cabins can be costly, but Disney does offer Seasonal and Weekday value rates.
RVs also are an excellent way to be spontaneous in your travels. RV rentals provide much of the supplies you will need for a comfortable and exciting vacation. If the RV rental does not come fully equipped, most owners offer supply kits for a small fee. You may have to reserve an RV rental prior to your trip, but you can be spontaneous about where you will travel once you are on the road.
#2: Off Road-Trips
Make an announcement to your family; tell them they have thirty minutes to pack for a two- or three-day trip. Don’t forget a bathing suit, if not for the beach then maybe for a hotel swimming pool or roadside river tubing. In thirty minutes, a family of four can have their belongings packed, plus a small cooler filled with drinks and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Travel games and activities are essential for the car ride. Pack the car, grab your keys and drive wherever your inner-spirit guide takes you. Trust your instincts and take the road less traveled. Use this opportunity to exit where the billboard claims “Steamboat Hot Springs next exit”.
#3: Fast Deals
Last minute travel websites can be found on the internet. Sites like Travelzoo, Orbitz, and even Groupon offer last minute vacation getaways at discounted prices. These sites can be an excellent way to learn of new adventurous vacation locations. If booking a trip through a travel website, pay close attention to the fine print regarding additional fees, taxes and cancellation policies. Travel insurance is always a good idea, especially if your travel includes an airplane ticket or a location outside the U.S. Most travel websites offer insurance prior to confirming payment for your trip and at reasonable rates.
Prefer to plan? There are plenty of vacation planning websites to help you create a fun-filled and exciting trip.