Survey says 67% of travelers prefer to wing it when going on the wing

While there are those who meticulously plan their getaways, a new survey that was commissioned by Motel 6 shows that they’re in the minority. 

If you’ve ever vacationed with one of these people, you’ll likely know why. 

That said, the survey shows 67% of Americans prefer taking trips “on a whim.” 

The poll of more than 2,000 Americans that was commissioned by the lodging chain Motel 6 also revealed 73% of Americans are up for a trip for which they don’t know the destination. Seventy-five percent of those people believe the journey is as much fun as the surprise destination. 

Of those actually planning their getaways this year, 53% say they’ll be visiting friends and family — yeah, best not show up unannounced.

Fifty percent said they “need a break from life,” and 35% have their hearts set on exploring a new city.

Nearly 80% of those planners prefer not to travel alone, while 28% are planning to bring their pets. 

The survey also showed that 47% of people still vacation during traditional times like the busy summer and winter months, but 29% say they prefer traveling off-peak, when destinations are less crowded.

Survey questions, methodology and results have not been verified or endorsed by ABC News or The Walt Disney Company.