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Try something new – travel to a mystery destination!

Last Updated on January 1, 2016

For some, planning a trip is already the beginning of a great adventure, but for most of us, losing hours looking through destination brochures, researching hotels, weighing the pros and cons of your short-listed spots and then spending hours on booking websites, trying to find the best prices for flights and reading through hundreds of hotel reviews to make sure that you’re choosing a hotel that won’t disappoint can be daunting. In the end, it’s easy to end up frustrated because you don’t even know where you started anymore.

plane over guatemalaWhy not try a new travel trend this year instead and take a Mystery Trip?

Mystery Trips are the latest travel trend of 2014 and can take your travel experience to a whole new level: instead of knowing exactly where you’re going, knowing what your hotel looks like and what awaits you upon arrival, a mystery trip takes you to a completely unknown destination!

This new trend is taking off worldwide, and is particularly popular in Australia, where lots of couples take weekend breaks to mystery destinations, adding the X factor to their trip by not knowing where they are actually going.

wanderlust hotel room bed singaporeThere are different levels to mystery trips – you can take a mystery flight, where you don’t know where you’re flying to, or a mystery stay, where you don’t know the hotel you’re staying at but you know your destination. The most mysterious one would be a completely unknown trip – where you fly to an unknown destination and don’t know where you’ll be staying, the full Mystery Package.

All you have to do is choose your dates and let the experts book you to a place that will surprise you and surely not disappoint. Leave the planning to the organizers of mystery trips; give them as much or as little direction as you’d like, lean back and enjoy the hours you’re NOT spending researching and planning, but simply looking forward to your trip into the unknown.

You can name your preferred regions or cities, or places you absolutely don’t want to go to, to make sure you don’t end up in a place you despise.

If you don’t have an idea for a Christmas gift for your partner yet, this would be a unique and fabulous gift idea – book your Mystery Trip now and surprise him or her with a voucher for a trip into the unknown. The best part: it will be a surprise for both of you!

temple tree little poolOf course Mystery Trips are not for everyone – if you have limited vacation time and a bucket list of dream destinations you’re trying to tick off, and want to be in control of your holiday the entire time, you might stick to traditional vacations that you plan yourself.

If you’re adventurous though, up for something truly unique and exciting, and love surprises, you should definitely give a Mystery Trip a go. Who knows – maybe you’ll love it so much that you’ll continue to travel to unknown destinations from then on.

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Sunday 28th of September 2014

Great idea of doing something different and out of the ordinary. I'll definitely be checking it out for a short trip. Thanks for sharing this idea.


Wednesday 24th of September 2014

This is such a clever idea! I can't decide if I'd want to go for it myself, because I love planning so much and I have such a long wishlist of places to see. But I can totally see the appeal for a short break!