Travel musings from a bonafide travel expert.
As Paulo Coelho famously said, “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.”
Are you itching to jump on a plane as you read this? No worries, we understand. Here are seven things only last-minute, spontaneous travelers like you will appreciate:
You’re always good to go
Whatever the time of day, wherever you are, you can pack up a small bag in mere minutes and have your travel gear ready to go. Your schedule always has room for flexibility and carefree ‘last minute’ changes. That’s just the way you roll. Your friends think you have commitment issues, but it’s all about experiences folks.
You’re a ninja packer
You have minimalist packing down pat. If your less efficient friends get stressed at the idea of packing you are enlisted, making it look like a fine art. Your pals look on in awe as you ninja pack an hour before you leave without any sweat. Sarong, shorts, gadgets, done. Now, where’s that passport? Get me out of here!
You have an abundance of travel apps
You have all the travel a person can have without creating your own. WhatsApp is your buddy. You are wired continuously to travel blogs, magazines, checking booking engines and social feeds. Any hot travel deals and you’re on it. I mean, ON it. $20 flights to Bali, you got it. Hot hotel deals on the HotelQuickly app are your priority; I mean you have to get decent digs, right?
You think routine is lethal
Waking up in the same country every day is far from ideal! The spontaneous traveler wants to wake up in Hong Kong and be in Seoul by lunch, solely for the thrill of an adventure. A life well-traveled is a life well-lived. Your idea of sheer hell is to be stuck in the same place for the rest of your life.
You’re an Instagram junkie
You get inspiration for your travels from various Instagrammers. You are an adept Instagrammer yourself and have a tribe of followers due to your unexpected journeys around the region. Who doesn’t want to see the stunning Borobudur temple at sunrise?
You get your excitement from living life on the edge. Others with kids might disagree, but you think it’s pretty awesome just getting a flight and seeing what happens. After all, that’s when the traveling magic really begins.
You’re booking a spontaneous weekend trip as you’re reading this
Yes. You. Are. Stop slacking. We know you are checking cheap flights at HotelQuickly as we speak. We’ve got to admit; your weekend will probably be pretty awesome. Anything is possible, and you can’t wait to book your next trip!
Melissa is a passionate foodie, travel writer, and editor working in media internationally and in the USA. She has lived in Bangkok since 2004 and has a background in the travel industry. Melissa’s writing has been published globally in many prestigious online and print magazines for over a decade. Her motto for life is “You cannot live or love well if you have not wined and dined well!”