You wake up one morning and tell yourself you are ready for adventure. However, on this particular morning, you want to step out of the box, test your limits, and do something you’ve never done before. What comes to mind?
For me, it’s packing a bag, taking a bus to the closest airport, and booking a plane ticket anywhere in the world… without telling a single soul! Sounds kind of crazy, right? What about work? What about family and friends? What about responsibility? Well, of course you wouldn’t want to jeopardize any opportunities! You also don’t have to leave for months or years, even a spontaneous weekend away will do.
Has this ever been an idea of yours?
When I do in fact turn this idea into action, perhaps I’ll fly to Cuba and dance the night away, London to hit the markets, or Australia to scuba dive. The possibilities are endless! Wherever I end up, I just know that I plan to leave without notice one day. I won’t tell anyone I’m leaving, and I will just go. It doesn’t have to be for a long time; in fact, I think a weekend would feel the most spontaneous. I just want the thrill of leaving without telling anyone else. However, I know that I’ll eventually have to tell my close ones (but only once I arrive at my destination), so they don’t think that I’ve been kidnapped. When I do go on this spontaneous adventure, I don’t even want to know that I’m going to do it until the day before or of my departure day. I can already feel my adrenaline pumping just thinking about it. Spontaneous travel is the kind of adventure that really gets me going. I love not knowing what’s going to happen. I love arriving in a new place without any plans. I love having all the possibilities in the world open to me. How lucky I am to have so many options in this life.
Now it’s time for you to inspire me!
Have you ever taken off somewhere without giving notice?
Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.