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.