As a person who likes having itinerary’s and to know exactly where I’m going, You’d think the idea of a surprise trip would not be down my alley. Well, you’re right but the idea of Surprise Trips which sends you to a random European location excites me. Can you imagine not knowing where you are jetting off to until you get to the airport?! I love this concept and it can be tailored to your budget, with accommodation in a minimum of a 3* hotel in one of 77 possible European Destinations. Who knows, you could be visiting the Vatican in Rome, the Blue Lagoon in Iceland or eating Stroopwaffles in Amsterdam.
Sometimes it is nice to surprise yourself, do the extraordinary and step out of your comfort zone. I think that’s what’s surprised me the most this year is how much I’ve put myself out there and really gone out of my comfort zone.
Earlier in the year, I was invited on my first press trip. On arrival at the airport, I was so nervous. I was essentially going abroad with strangers. I’d never met any of them before but ended up having the best time and making some great friends and lasting memories.
This year, I also went on my first solo flight. To be honest, it wasn’t too much of a big deal. I felt like a proper grown up though and would love to do another solo trip very soon.
You might know that I am the fussiest eater in the world. I’m not even kidding when I say it’s easier to tell you what I do like to eat. I really surprised myself when I tried Octopus in Mallorca along with an array of other pretty exotic foods.
I think the one standout moment of the year was Parasailing in Ibiza. Definitely not my choice of activities but once again, I actually enjoyed myself. I’m not the biggest fan of height and I didn’t half get my knickers in a twist before going through with it but afterwards, I was so proud of myself. I truly was surprised I did it. It was looking like I would jump ship before getting up in the air.
Also in Ibiza, we went Paddleboarding. I’m not exactly the most sporty person so the idea of going out on a board was so daunting. I was hopeless at first but after a while, I gained a bit of momentum and got the hang of it. The biggest surprise, I didn’t fall in, not once! Watching out Tokyo 2020, I’m coming for ya!
These all might be little things to other people but to me, I feel like these are great achievements. I’ve really surprised myself and I’ve ended up having some pretty epic travels this year. A little spontaneity is exciting, pushes you out of your comfort zone and I’ve realised that’s not a bad thing. Maybe a Surprise Trip could be next on the agenda.
This is my entry to Surprise Trips Blogger/Vlogger Competition where you could win a Surprise Trip for two. You can find out more information here.
Have you been on a surprise trip? Do you prefer been spontaneous or having a set plan?