When was the last time you said “F@ck it, I’m going!”

I love planning trips. The process of planning is all part of the excitement for me. I enjoy doing all the research and building out a Pinterest board full of all the activities I want to do, the best restaurants and bars I want to check out. It gets me super excited about my trip. On the other hand, I adore spontaneous get-aways. Zero planning, just booking a last-minute trip and going. They are so exhilarating.

In chatting with a friend the other day she commented that I have been traveling a lot lately and mostly at a moment’s notice. She then asked if I’ve always been this way. And the truth is, yes I have. There have certainly been periods in my life when this was not possible, but for as long as I can remember, I would pick up and go somewhere with little-to-no notice.

I’ll never forget the time when a friend and I had planned to go camping for the weekend in Penticton, which was about a four-hour drive from where we lived at the time. In passing, he mentioned that he had never been to Disneyland and before we knew it, we were driving south and heading to meet Mickey! What was initially going to be a four-hour drive turned into a twenty-four-hour drive along the Oregon coast to California. Talk about an adventure!

Beach in California
The stunning California coastline is full of beautiful, sandy beaches

When a brutal cold prevented my mom from going on an Alaskan cruise with her parents, I got my shifts covered at work for the following two weeks, packed my stuff, and headed out less than two days before the ship set sail. And just last month I was out for dinner when I booked a flight to Vegas on my iPhone. These are just a few examples of when an opportunity arose to go on an adventure and, without hesitation, I jumped at the chance.

Life is truly meant to be lived to the fullest. This is why I’ve said yes to so many last-minute trips and spontaneous get-aways. I mean, who flies across the pond to Europe for a long weekend? This girl, that’s who! And you know who else should? You, you should! If you find yourself contemplating an adventure, my advice to you is “F@ck it, just go!”

Women on bridge over canal in Amsterdam
An evening stroll along the canals during my four-day trip to Amsterdam

I don’t tell my stories to brag or make anyone jealous, but rather the opposite. My hope is to inspire you to get out and see the world. My true desire is that by reading about my experiences, you will be inspired to take a trip. It’s a big, amazing world out there – and it’s waiting to be explored. Check out my tips on how to avoid jet lag if you’re jetting off to a different time zone for a spontaneous get-away.

I wanna know, what is the most spontaneous / crazy / last-minute trip you’ve gone on? Share your story below to help inspire others to do the same.

Photo credits: Both of these images are mine and were taken on my iPhone.