The whole idea of #noplanstravel got started when I took my girls on vacation with my brother and his kids. The idea was to fly to Las Vegas , rent a car and drive to Los Angeles, then fly home out of San Francisco.
The only thing that we booked were hotel for 3 nights in Vegas and the rental car. After the 3 days we figured we would drive and see what happened because we didn’t know exactly how long things would take.
There were 6 of us total in the minivan we rented and didn’t want to be too tied down to an itinerary. My brother and I had both grown tired of long lists of things to see and to and frustrated and hurried ex-wives hell-bent on trying to accomplish everything on the list.
I remembered nobody really got a chance to enjoy anything.
We stayed in Vegas for two days, thoroughly enjoyed it-did everything we could do (with kids). On the 3rd day we set out to LA. through the desert.
We stopped at some cheesy roadside diner…
- Went to Santa Monica and the kids got to see Grumpy Cat purely by chance.
- took everyone to In ‘N Out Burger and ran into a movie premiere just as all the starts were leaving.
- Happened on a movie shoot for Planet of the Apes in San Francisco.
These are some of the things I believe happened because we were open to a change in our plans and could embrace something unexpected.
We booked hotels last-minute via Priceline or Hotwire.
To this day the kids say that this was one of the best vacations ever!