Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. Without any idea or plan. It doesn’t have to be outside your country. All you need is the road map and the courage to press on to your destination. Travelling is probably the only activity which everybody on this planet wants to do. Someday, may be one day whether it is international or national. Almost 70% of millennial places travelling as a part of their hobby.
Travelling as a hobby is a too light and understated word; travel is like knowledge. The more you see, the more you know you haven’t seen. Half of the millennial take a last minute vacation. Travelling with a plan can make a heck lot of time. You plan the itinerary day by day. You look for places to stay, where to go, what to eat and who to go with. This whole planning takes times.
If you are someone who seeks a quick getaway from the daily hustle bustle, spontaneous trips are on boom now a day. You get a chance to distance yourself from all the drama at home and job. You do what you like. Acquire new experience and give you enough time to think about what you want out of life.
If I were to plan a whole trip whether with family or friends, it will take at least a year to executive it. You can tell me about your own experience. How many of you out there had made plans with friends to go out and have a vacation? Which by the way never get executed?
Therefore, I like to give spontaneous travel a chance. There are specific rules made to it. The quick getaway should be within reach of the weekend. Not only you will experience a refreshing getaway, plus it will help you save you leaves for an emergency more like killing two birds with one stone.
So, this is what I did. On Friday morning, I just popped a message to my friend to pack her bags with for the weekend. Get some cash and meet me at my apartment. The place which I can find within our reach was Atlanta.
We reached Atlanta, Saturday early in the morning and now had two days just for ourselves. We went toward Alpharetta. The town lies 22 miles north of Atlanta, toward North Georgian Mountain. Our first day was as we both are nature lover, we visited various farm and garden tour with the evening spend at Avalon.
The day ended with us enjoying the lovely music concert in Ameris bank amphitheater with mouth watering food truck right by the side. Our stay was with Airbnb, which made our trip more frugal than we hoped for. A Spontaneous trip might come across a bit pricey with last minute checking and tickets but if you know where to look for, then you, my friend has become a frgualastic person.
The next day was a big trip Big Creek Greenway which consists of 12 foot paved wooden trail. People come for walking, jogging, hiking. The place has an abundance of natural scenery along with water setting. With so much walking, we needed food, and nothing is better than having an all you can buffet.
Ray’s at the killer creek was just around the corner. And its Sunday buffet had everything you could have asked for. Especially, the seafood and dessert section. We wanted to try everything that Ray’s had to offer like the bar site, oyster, and craft beer but time was our enemy, and so does our stomach. My friend is a sucker for gluten-free food and was thrilled to know that most of the dishes are gluten-free or it can be made into one.
Ray’s at the killer creek was our full stop. We ate till our bellies got full. And we were relaxed for the rest of the day. Because one – you can’t see everything in just two days (you can, but then you will probably be tired for the next few days) two – the whole purpose of the trip was to relax and enjoy rather than tiring our self out.
You know, it’s okay to have not to have a plan because sometimes things are best enjoyed when they are unplanned. Pack your bags and go. You were just not born to work and spend only two days stuck in your room. There is so much to discover and so much to see.
You don’t need a partner, surely the more; the merrier but travelling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try at least once. Travel all you can, wherever you can as long as you got legs and eyes (and of course money). Because some rightly said that the world was not found by staying at one place, instead it was discovered by explorer venturing into the unknown.