Spontaneous travel is not something that every adventure explorer enjoys. But it might not seem as a bad thing as some may imagine. The same with planned traveling – some people might feel more secure when everything is planned in small details.
But which type of travel is the most convenient? Hold on tight, we present you the advantages and disadvantages of planned and spontaneous travels!
Planned traveling – pros
Planning saves time and money. Booking attractions in advance is a big win because you don’t have to stay in the queue and you can also snag a good discount by booking online.
You know what to pack. If you plan your whole trip, you know what to expect and what to pack accordingly. No ‘damn, I didn’t pack my swimsuit’ kind of ordeal.
You don’t miss out on things you’d love to see. If you do your research, you have a full list of top things you definitely want to see and this way you don’t risk missing out on something amazing.
Planning can be fun. The whole process of researching places, looking at photos and booking things is exhilarating.
Planned traveling – cons
You save time prior-trip. Kind of obvious, but if you don’t spend time planning a trip, you have all that time to do something else.
Planning can sometimes ruin your fun. The planned trip can feel like a chore if overdone and you might miss an opportunity to do something spontaneous on your trip because of your time strain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You might miss out on something exciting. If you plan every step of your trip, you are more likely to overlook things that you haven’t researched but are still as interesting as the ones you did.
Spontaneous travel – pros
You save time – surprisingly. Planning in advance might take long hours of searching and connecting the dots. So, last-minute decisions will save some time in advance.
Learn to adapt to new people and environments.
You can save money. If you’re ready for last minute flights, this will be extremely adventurous and less expense demanding.
Spontaneous travel – cons
You might get “fear of missing out”. When you’re planning a trip in advance you have time to do research and add admired places in your bucket list. However, it might be quite different with spontaneous travel.
There will be no time for gathering recommendations. Previous experiences of others might be helpful in terms of accommodation, activities, lifestyle hacks, tourist attractions. For last minute travels you will have to trust your guts.
Accommodation might be more expensive as the cheaper options are mostly found at least a couple of weeks in advance.
And now it’s up to you to decide, which way of planning it’s more convenient for you. The most essential thing is that you would enjoy the trip to the fullest, no matter what kind of planner you are. Stay curious!