Almost 3 Quarters of Travelers Prefer to Plan a Vacation Without a Plan
My wife and I really mesh well when it comes to vacations. We can go wherever she wants because it doesn’t matter to me where we go as long as the family is together. I’ll give suggestions, but there really isn’t anywhere I wouldn’t agree with. Another reason it works for us is that she likes to plan each day, where we’ll go, what we’ll do, and what we eat. Again, I’m fine with that. I’ll go wherever you like, do whatever you want to do, and eat anything anybody is in the mood for.
Differing views seem to be somewhat of the theme of a new survey by Study Finds. There are many vacationers who plan with great detail where and what to do on vacation, but it also shows that most people don’t like to stick to a plan. We’ve all vacationed with people who like to do it that way, about one-third, and some appreciate it, but some do not.
The survey found that 67% of Americans prefer taking trips “on a whim,” it included over 2,000 participants, and it was commissioned by Motel 6. It also learned that 73% of Americans would be all-in for traveling to a mystery or unknown location. I’ve never done that, but I agree, that seems like it would be fun. Seventy-five percent say that the fun of traveling to the destination is just as much fun as the destination itself.
This year more than half of those asked where they would be going said they would most likely be visiting friends and family. Half of those surveyed said they “need a break from life,” and more than a third hope to visit a city that they’ve never been to. Most do not like to travel alone, and 28% like to travel with their pet.
Wherever you go, I hope it’s fun and memorable.