If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably heard countless travel tips in your life, some more valuable than others. But if there is one travel tip that will truly change how you travel forever for the better, it’s this one. Are you ready for it? Here we go:
Don’t Make Plans
Okay, we know that sounds crazy. In fact, most travel tips tend to suggest the opposite. But let us make our case. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t make any plans at all. If there are certain things that you know you absolutely want to see or do at your destination, definitely plan ahead so you can make it happen. But we recommend having more unplanned time than planned time during your trip.
For example, on any given day, make a plan for one or two things at most, and leave the rest of the day free to wander, explore, and walk around. Why?
Because the best things that happen when you’re abroad are the ones you didn’t expect. Like taking a sandwich to a park and stumbling upon a carnival. Or paying a visit to the mall only to find out that said the mall has a zip line inside of it. Or walking to a club at night just to come across the liveliest, most fun bar in the city.
Are these experiences you want to have? Then there’s one way to do so. Don’t make plans. Seriously. Just try it once and you’ll see what we mean.