“Fancy a vacation? Good, then pack your bags and let’s get going!”

Sometimes, hitting the road and going on an adventure is as simple as that. Taking advantage of spontaneous travel opportunities requires you to keep an open mind and sometimes to actively search them out.

And so with that in mind, today we’re going to be sharing a few of our top tips for taking advantage of spontaneous travel opportunities. Let’s get started!

Tips for taking advantage of spontaneous travel opportunities

1.     Say “yes” more

Like journalist Danny Wallace, the real-life inspiration behind the movie Yes Man and the author of the book of the same name, you should try to say “yes” more. The secret to receiving and taking advantage of opportunities is to look out for them and then to say yes when they come around. Even if it’s a friend asking you to help them move cross-country, there’s a travel opportunity hidden there just waiting for you to say “yes”. Create space in your lives to take advantage of saying, “yes”.

2.     Head on a quick getaway

The idea behind a quick getaway is that you book, pack and leave, often on the same day. These types of spontaneous trips are often the most fun, but you still need some sort of destination in mind for you to work towards. Instead of just throwing a dart at a globe and travelling to wherever you hit, Venice and Rome both make for great destinations for a quick European getaway.

3.     Take a last minute cruise

Hopping on a last-minute cruise can help you to save a bunch of money because providers will be looking to fill up any spaces as efficiently as possible, usually by selling tickets cheaply. A last minute Florida cruise vacation is the perfect pick when you’re looking for something spontaneous, and you’ll get to travel around in comfort too.

4.     Make travel a core part of your life

By this, we’re talking about finding a job that has travel built right into the heart of the role, working remotely, or perhaps even moving into an RV and becoming a digital nomad. This takes a little more dedication and effort than the other ideas on this list, but it can also be the most rewarding.


Of course, these are just a few ideas to get you started, and you might find that you have a few more of your own. The main thing to do is to make sure that you stay open to opportunities and that you seize them when you see them. The good news is that you should now have everything you need to get started. Happy

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