It seems that most of us fall into one of two basic categories – Not Leaving Home without My Plan and Oh, Come on Take a Chance. The differences are obvious, with pros and cons on both sides. Planning promises that you will get the room you want in the hotel you want in the place you want. Spontaneity, on the other hand, might mean that you may have an unexpected but lovely hotel in a surprising place you had not realized you might want to be.
What makes this fascinating is when Strategizer A travels with Free Spirit B. Each has his or her own ideas about what makes a rewarding travel adventure. We encounter this frequently and making both happy can be an interesting challenge. But it’s doable.
Even with a last-minute getaway vacation, you and your family can enjoy spur-of-the-moment activities within an overall plan as long as you remain flexible. Last-minute anything requires us to be malleable to the sometimes limited but no less intriguing choices and possibilities.
We currently have limited holiday space available in Kenya, Indonesia, Thailand and India as well as several Latin America destinations, including Guatemala, Galapagos Islands, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Maybe you had not thought about escaping to one of these exotic locales, or just maybe one of them is exactly what you had been thinking about. Either way, this may be the perfect time to do some unexpected exploration.
“A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Gael Attal.
Neither were those of us born to explore the world. A new unplanned place can offer us fresh adventures. Indonesia, for example, is a country of islands… more than 17,000! Here you find not only warm, pristine sands for the beachcomber in you, but also a wealth of traditional cultures, unique and rare wildlife, and adventures from exploring cave systems to spectacular diving. And, few countries in the world can rival Peru for the sheer drama of its archeological sites and the awesome physical beauty of its landscape as well as distinctive cultures.
Well planned or on the fly, you can count on us to help you make the most of your last-minute holiday vacation. Contact us for more places that still have some space available. And stay tuned. We will keep you updated to last-minute availability as we have it.
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