Which one is usually more fun, the planned out vacations or the spur of the moment road trips?
Although both can be a blast, which one do you normally have more fun on the planned out 2 week vacations, or the spur of the moment pack a bag and hit the beach or national park? Sometimes I used to need a vacation, after the vacations, while the quick spur of the moments gave me some great R & R. Which one usually works best for you and your family?
Planned trips for family vacations are highly preferred. While spur of the moment road trips are reserved for myself solo trips of those that can be enjoyed with close friends.
spur of the moment! it's like plotting a surprise for yourself. the excitement is more intense and since you don't expect anything, you are not prone to disappointment. you just enjoy the ride.
I've done both. Both work. And as you say, both can be a lot of fun. The secret, I think, lies in finding a happy medium -- a little flexibility and spontaneity on the planned trips, and a little bit of planning once you get on the road for the spur-of-the-moment ones.
Both can be crazy trips. But the extra spark is in the spontaneity of the road trip taken at the spur of the moment. It in itself is an adventure, if you know what I mean .
I'm such an organized person; just can't help it. I have to plan everything. I book hotels ahead of time cause I want to know where I'm going to rest my head at night. I have a daughter who just "takes off" with her teen aged son. They have a great time sleeping in their car and just traveling at their own pace. I just couldn't do that!
I love spur of the moment trips! Just throw a bag in the car and go!
For me, it depends on my goal for the vacation. If I want to thoroughly see a particular place, it takes planning and discipline to stay on schedule. If I want relaxation, I schedule as little as possible an just fly by the seat of my pants. I've done both and each has it's place. Good question.
Half the fun of a road trip, like going fishing is in the planning and preparation but go on either. Any road trip is better than none. Most people dream about going and never get going!
I would have to say spur of the moment trips. You never know what to expect, which makes it more fun.
I like to plan that way I get the most fun time in the time I have to be on the vacation. Also if I splurge and spend and I want to make sure I have enough money saved up to have a great time.
I've had the all planned vacations and the totally unplanned. The all planned vacations were nice, but let no room for side trips or stopping to explore the unexpectd opportunities that always popped up. The unplanned vacations were also nice, some of the time. They mean setting aside calendars, watches and alarm clocks in favor of free time, but my family always seemed to fill up the unplanned time on separte "stuff" or we'd sit around asking each other "what do you want to do?" "I don't know. What do you want to do?" I think my favorite vacations were those that included both planned and unplanned periods. We planned in the things and places that we really wanted to see and do, then left time open to see and do a few other side trips or surprise opportunities.
Planned trips are probably best when traveling with small children, but as adults -- the fun is sometimes the adventure of the unknown. I personally do prefer to have a roadmap for traveling, but events can be spur of the moment.
well planned out vacations certainly go much smoother, while with spur of the moment road trips you always end up having to buy something that you forgot to bring.
I hate planning a trip too much as it takes the fun out of it , sometimes you need to book accommodation ahead but not plan every day or it takes the adventure out of it .
They both have the ups and downs.When going on a random trip it can bring alot of surprises throughout,fun and interesting but also headaches.Like if you need something to participate in a certain activity(your own fishing equipment for the competetion you had no idea was in the town you drove off to) or the right clothing to do some rock climbing,you need to go out and buy it.But i find as a family we always tend to want to do something random if we drive by a new part of town with different activities.Where it would never have been something we would plan...When planning it's all so organized if your unable to do what you wanted it ruins everything, your disappointed,and the worst part is you know when it ends!!..For example --(this trip sucks !!I cant take 5 more days!!)LOL.
Both can be so rewarding and I totally agree that you often "need a holiday after the 2 week holiday". I think the spur of the moment road trips quite often give you something special, unexpected and totally unique because you have'nt spent ages planning!!! Great question!
I love to travel but due to my financial situation, I haven't travelled anywhere in 12 years! I prefer to plan ahead, myself. It gives me more time to think about what I'll need to pack. I used to always make a list of the things I planned to take and I would mark them off my list as I put them in my suitcase. That way, I might not forget anything. Sometimes I would be concerned if I remembered something on the way, though, lol!!!! Also, it gives me more time to think about what all I need to do before I go, such as making sure my animals will be fed while I'm gone, getting medicines I'll need, etc. I never like to rush into things, anyway.
Our vacation is always last minute which makes it exciting.
Planning is bad for us as it will change when the time comes. So, now we are always ready to travel at the very last minute. We find it tedious but fun in a way as we do not need to worry with plan trips.
I think the spur of the moment of roads trip becoz you never know how exciting it could be.
BOTH-- HEY WITH CELL PHONES-- u can cheat... Hop in the car- spur of moment, turn up the tunes, CHEAT use ur phone Internet to figure out what the HECK to do... PLEASE NO CELL PHONES AND DRIVING--
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