Travelling is an avocation you will want to do and take part in. It opens your eyes to many things. It takes you to places you have never been to. It makes you meet people that may become your long-distance best friend. It gives you another perspective on life. In a nutshell, travelling is fun. It enriches you with experiences, which you can always recall and look back on with fondness when you get old.
To have a stress-free trip, it is recommended that you have a plan, an itinerary. And that is the standard. Otherwise, you will get lost, confused, and tired. But if you want to incorporate some little fun into your travel, you may want to be spontaneous. It is okay that you let yourself loose every once in a little while. It is okay to break the rules, especially if you want to spice up your trip. There will be a reward for the unknown. Here are some of the things to keep in mind for your misbehaving and spontaneity:
1. Pick a strategic accommodation
One of the smartest and wisest things that you can do when you travel is to pick an accommodation at the heart of the city or your destination. It may be a tad expensive, but it can help you visit more places than you intend to. You can stay at a CentreHotel in Bath City, for example, for one. It is strategic that you pick an accommodation near the Central Train Station, as the trains can easily take you anywhere, and transfers are much more hassle-free. Such hotels or hostels also give you access to a wealth of cafes and urban tourist spots.
2. Plan a “freestyle” day
Say you have a week’s worth of vacation. Allocate the first few days for your scheduled trips and visits. This is where you will make the most of your trips by sticking to the schedule. The latter part of the week can be allocated for your unplanned trips, where you will go to some random destinations and let your feet take you wherever.
3. Look at the lists of underrated spots
Many travel guides will tell you to go to this and that. And when you indeed visit these places, you will likely realise that these destinations are already saturated with tourists. Some may even chance upon tourist traps. So what you need to do is find guides and lists that point you to lesser-known destinations. That way, you get to experience something new and less stressful environments.
4. Talk to the locals
Sometimes, the best tour guides are the locals. If you have a “freestyle” day, you can ask your landlord at the bed and breakfast inn you are staying in for some recommendations. They surely have recommendations in mind, and many of them may be a hidden gem.
Collect memories when you travel. Collect memorable memories by being spontaneous. May the tips above allow you to explore the world with freedom and excitement.