While most people usually plan out their vacations months in advance, there are some who prefer to just pick up and leave. Honestly, last minute getaways can make for a thrilling adventure that can really open your eyes. Still, it’s not something a lot of people prefer to do because these sort of plans can go south real quick. That being said, if you do find yourself in a situation where you want to just pack a bag and leave, here are 5 things to keep in mind.
1. Packing Right
The chances are that if you’re planning a spontaneous trip, you’re neither going to have the time to pack nor the need for most of the stuff anyway. That being said, you do need to be mindful of where you’re going and what the weather is like over there. Packing a jacket is always a good idea. Additionally, make sure you put all your essentials in. Don’t forget your medication (if any) as well! Also, don’t overpack! You’re probably not going to need most of that anyway.
2. Social Media Is Your Best Friend
You’re not going to have all the time in the world to plan out your entire trip and that’s actually a good thing. Get onto Instagram or something and check out the various hashtags, you’ll be surprised by what you can find there. The most important part of a spontaneous trip is that it should be an adventure. So, let it be one!
3. Inform Your Family & Friends
Alright, if you’re going to up and leave for something, make sure you inform your near and dear. The last thing you really want is people panicking because you just disappeared. Whether you just want a break or need to clear your mind, keep a few people in the loop about it. Think of it as a courtesy and well, they do care about you so you really don’t want to have them worried.
4. Keep A Little Safety Money
You really can’t say how the trip is going to go. While the idea of the entire thing is to have an adventure, you don’t have to go total YOLO mode. Whether it’s some spare cash tucked away or a safety credit card, make sure you keep one for any emergencies that might occur. Also, no, binge-drinking at 10 A.M. is not an emergency.
5. The Local Life
If you’ve planned a last minute trip, you’ve already paid a bomb for the flight tickets or travel in general. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on the hotels, try living the local life. Jump from hostel to hostel, meet new people, taste the local delicacies and soak in everything around you! It’s not a traditional getaway so make sure you enjoy it like that!
Have you ever just packed and left for a place? Let us know in the comments about your experience.