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Travel Agents Offer Mystery Trips Where The Destination Is Unknown

Mystery Trips is the latest trend for travelers
Where to go? [Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay]
An exciting trend is seeing travelers booked on mystery trips to unknown destinations. They have no idea where they are going until the last minute. Is this the best idea ever for those who can’t decide where to go? It certainly takes away the stress of deciding where to go and what to do.

Travel agents booking mystery trips for travelers

Have you ever sat there, trying to decide about your next travel destination? Maybe you want to visit Spain, while your partner fancies France? There is a solution to the problem. These days, travelers are paying travel agents to book them on mystery trips and they have no idea where they are going. These trips take away the hassle of deciding and planning but still give plenty of room for spontaneity.

Take mystery trips to unknown locations
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A week before leaving for a mystery trip, the traveler receives a sealed envelope in the mail. It could contain an itinerary for a week’s stay in Paris, France, or two weeks in Croatia. Meanwhile, they then get to decide when to open it.

Among the travel companies offering mystery trips are Journee, The Vacation Hunt, Magical Mystery Tours, Surprise Me Trips, Guess Where Trips and more.

How do mystery trips work?

Traveler at a surprise destination
Arriving at a surprise destination [Image by SplitShire from Pixabay]
Basically, booking a mystery trip is simple. You tell the travel company when you are free to travel and the type of trip you want (beach, adventure, Europe, relaxation, etc). You then tell the travel agent how much you are willing to spend and list any places you don’t want to visit.

The travel agent then builds your surprise itinerary and sends over the sealed envelope. They even encourage you to only reveal the destination when you get to the airport.

Taking away the stress of planning

Happy traveler on a mystery trip
Happy traveler [Image by Messan Edoh from Pixabay]
Instead of struggling to decide where to go, whether it would be a new country or a place you’ve been to before, the decision is made for you. Planning yourself can get so stressful, you need a vacation to get over planning your vacation!

Meanwhile, a mystery trip takes all that stress away and adds an element of excitement. You could end up on a plane, flying to somewhere you’ve never heard of. Meanwhile, the travel companies cater to all types of travelers. If you are afraid of flying, only have a weekend to spare, or don’t have a passport, there is apparently a mystery trip to suit everyone.

While this method probably shouldn’t be used for every vacation, it is definitely worth trying at least once. Meanwhile, if you open that envelope and don’t like the itinerary the travel agent has created, you aren’t forced to go. The real bonus is that you could end up traveling to a destination you have never thought of before and end up absolutely loving it.


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