One of the worst things you can do when traveling is over planning. If you two things to see and do every day when you’re abroad or in another city, then it better be for serious reasons like a business! However, we understand that most people love to plan their holidays in order to get the most out of their time, but here are a couple of reasons you should plan less and be more spontaneous.
So you don’t feel caged
It’s important to be more spontaneous in life and that applies to your travels as well. The last thing you want is to feel like you’re being forced to stick to a schedule in order to enjoy your travels, and being more spontaneous means you’re less likely to feel caged and restricted.
So you meet more people
Interacting with locals and other travelers is one of the most enjoyable things about traveling, but the most depressing thing is to be invited someplace with the locals, only to tell them “sorry, we have plans!”. To avoid that situation, keep your schedule flexible so you get to meet more people and make new friends.
So you can experience the culture
Being led down a predetermined path during a holiday is boring, so avoid the huge tourist destinations and tour guides. Having the freedom to explore and do what you want means you can run into situations that are normal to the countries you visit, and that’s what defines the culture.
Of course, being spontaneous is great, but you want to keep some things orderly as well. A good example would be your sleeping pattern so that you can avoid jet lag, so take a look at the infographic below for a bit more information.
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