20 Ways to Add Spontaneity Into Your Travels

It’s easy to travel like everybody else — stay in well-known hotels, visit the main attractions and basically play it safe. Why not try to make this trip memorable instead of mundane? Here are some ideas for spicing up your travels:

1. Couchsurf

When you couchsurf, not only do you meet incredible and generous people, but also you get to stay for free. It’s a no-brainer!

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2. Get lost

If you’re visiting a safe neighborhood or city, just start walking with no destination in mind. Who knows what you might find along your way?

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3. Attend a traditional dance class

By learning a traditional dance you can get a great insight into the cultural aspects of the country you’re visiting.

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