20 Ways to Add Spontaneity Into Your Travels

16. Go skinny-dipping

Not for the faint-hearted! Sometimes you just have to let go of everything — including your clothes — and enjoy the most refreshing swim! Do it in the evening, so you don’t get a warning for public nudity!

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17. Work for accommodation

It’s an interesting way to save money and at the same time be part of a mini community. Hostel life is not for everybody, but it can be fun and you’ll meet lots of people.

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18. Take a picnic to the park

Simple, yet inviting — who doesn’t like food and wine under lush green trees? If the sun is shining then you might find shade for a quick nap after you filled your belly.

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