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Surprise Travel: Is It Worth The Cost?

(Last Updated On: December 14, 2019)

The trendiest thing going on in travel right now is the element of surprise. You may have heard of companies such as PackUp + Go and The Vacation Hunt that are not only taking the hassle out of planning a trip but also providing an element of anticipation as your trip nears to your unknown destination.

Booking a surprise vacation often comes along with a higher price point than you likely would have paid had you booked the trip on your own. Maybe you would have sought out budget airlines or looked for last minute hotel deals online. So, that begs the question, is it worth the higher price point for an added element of surprise?

On the one hand, those that like to control situations may find this type of travel experience to be anything but relaxing and not worth it. But for many others out there the answer is yes. While the element of surprise is the cool factor in this hot new way to travel, there is also the reassurance that hotels, flights and tours have been vetted by professionals.

Some would also say that not having to plan every detail of a vacation is what makes this surprise travel scenario so appealing. Just think, have you ever been on a family vacation when you didn’t have a plan for the day? Disaster ultimately ensues as no one can decide what to do or where to eat.

But, what if someone had planned out an entire itinerary, with alternative choices? That would indeed make for a better day, as well as open you up to places and restaurants that you may have never tried. Ultimately, travel should relax you, rejuvenate you and open you up to different experiences, places, cultures and people. If surprise travel is doing even just one of those things right, than to me it is completely worth it.


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