5 Things We Learned From Travelling Without A Plan
1. Exploring and discovering beats spending all your time planning
When we first met in 2013 and discovered our mutual love for travel, we spent our first 6 months together planning the “perfect” Euro trip… Planning exactly where we’d be, what we’d be doing and on which dates. But while we were doing all of this planning, we weren’t actually being present and enjoying our time on the Gold Coast.
2. No matter how bad you want something, sometimes it’s just not meant to be
We’re sure most of you have experienced unexpected obstacles that have popped up in your life out of nowhere. In the 6 months that we were planning our euro trip we experienced every financial challenge imaginable that deterred us from achieving our goals. This ultimately meant that after all this planning we had to completely scrap our plan altogether.
3. Sometimes you just have to say ‘F*ck It’ and go with the flow
Realising at last minute that our euro trip just wasn’t going to happen was really hard to digest (especially after already announcing it to all our friends and family). There came a point where we had no choice but to accept that it wasn’t meant to be. We chose to let go and focus on what we could do instead… this was such a relief.
4. You become an amazing problem solver
When our apartment lease was due to end and we knew our euro trip wasn’t going to happen, we had to come up with a Plan B. After all this excitement to travel, there was no way we were going to stay put. So we decided to sell all of our belongings including Sandy’s car and fit our lives into a couple of bags. Instead of the original plan, we booked a one way ticket to the other side of Australia. This was the start of our journey of travelling without a plan…
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I am SO impressed with the beauty of Malaysia. Honestly, I didn't expect Kuala Lumpur to be 'my kinda place' and didn't realise it was such a HUGE city. But I absolutely love it, the people are so lovely and I feel so happy. Excited to explore the hidden gems that this place has to offer.😍😃😍😃
5. People will think you’re crazy.. but it’s worth it
It’s not considered “normal” to sell most of your things, pack a bag and start travelling without a plan. However, so far our trip has led us to living in 5 cities around the world and travelling to 6 countries in just over a year. Not only has it been an adventure exploring different parts of the world, it has been a journey of personal growth where we’ve discovered things about ourselves we otherwise would not have known.
“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe. Trust. Let go. And see what happens.”
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