There are so many tips and guides to cover before going on a trip , but what are the most important elements to prepare for? This is the question I receive most often because people don’t know where to start in the planning process. I have learned that spontaneous adventures can be some of the best and some of the worst travel experiences, but you need a healthy mix of the two to have an awesome trip.
I usually use spontaneity for times in my trips when I see an activity, restaurant, local farmers market, pop-up festival, or unexpected picturesque view to pull over and act on it. These are safer situations where you are more than likely to have a great time and create memories that will last a life time. There are many pieces and parts of a trip that I do not recommend using spontaneity for though and I have listed those in the following checklist.