How to go on a last minute trip


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One of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get away. To go to a new place, where nobody knows who you are or cares what you do. The freedom is intoxicating, you can be who you want, when you want. For those who have thought about just showing up at the airport, picking a destination, and going, this blog post is for you. Here are some tips to get the most out of your impromptu trip.

What to pack

This is very important, because who knows where you’re going to end up. Some of the necessities are:

A) Your passport (can’t really go anywhere without it)

B) Credit card, debit card, and some cash. The universal language, cash, is important in case you get in a sticky situation and aren’t close to an ATM. Be sure to let your bank know that you’ll be travelling, even if you’re not entirely sure what the final destination is. It’s no fun finding out overseas that your card’s been suspended and you don’t have a reliable phone with you.

C) Clothes with lots of uses. Seeing how the final destination isn’t clear till you get to the airport, you’re going to want to pack ambiguous clothes. For instance, instead of bringing swim trunks, bring shorts that work well in water. A cardigan does wonders in transforming a casual button up into a classy dinner worthy outfit. Smart packing leads to less luggage to haul around.

D) Universal charger. Unless you’re trying to go off the grid for a while, you’re going to need something to charge your devices. Different countries have different outlets, so it’s best to be prepared for them all with an universal charger.

Where to go

There’s nothing like getting all amped up for a trip only to find out the only things you’ll be seeing are the airport and whatever movies they show on the plane. That’s why you need to make sure your final destination does not require a visa to visit.

Also, hopefully your destination is easy to get to and from, because last minute trips can be followed by more last minute trips. Europe is a perfect example. With an efficient rail system, a trip to say, Prague doesn’t have to end there. You can take a train to Berlin or Vienna, all within a couple hours.

So there you have it, a guideline for a last minute trip. The scariest part is the uncertainty, but then again, that’s also the part that’s the most fun.