To some people, the idea of handing over the reins to their vacation and just showing up at the airport without knowing where they’re headed may seem crazy. But more and more travelers are embracing the idea and mystery travel is on the rise, according to travel trend watchers in the past few years.

Wondering whether a mystery trip is for you? Here are six reasons to go for it!

Surprises are fun!
Let’s face it: We don’t get all that many fun surprises as adults (unexpected bills don’t count). Remember being a kid at Christmas and feeling giddy with mounting anticipation about what Santa might have left for you under the tree? Mystery travel recaptures that kind of magic. You’ll head to the airport, rip open your travel packet, and board your plane headed for somewhere you had no idea you’d be going when you woke up that morning. Who couldn’t use more adventure in their life?

There are awesome destinations not even on your radar.
We all have our favorite, tried-and-true vacation spots or our dream travel destinations. But it’s a great big world out there, and there are countless locales that you might not even know about or would never have thought about going. The combined travel experiences of the Magical Mystery Tours team spans much of the globe, so when we set out to find the perfect destination for your mystery trip, we’re familiar with a wide variety of options. We view your travel questionnaire with fresh eyes and a new perspective, giving you a chance to explore the unexpected.

You won’t need to worry about pre-trip research.Mystery Trip Reveal Packet
Yelp, TripAdvisor, tourism websites, travel forums…it’s easy to so exhaustively research a trip that by the time departure day rolls around, you’re too tired to enjoy it. Mystery travel completely eliminates this problem. We take care of all the research and planning while you just pack your suitcase and head to the airport. But, don’t worry, you won’t be jetting off unprepared: A week before departure, you’ll receive a weather report and suggested packing list. And your travel packet will contain an overview of your destination, along with dining and activity suggestions, so that you can pick and choose what looks fun to you once you get there. (You can also opt to add our Activities service if you want to have some things already booked upon arrival.)

You can avoid the travel partner destination standoff.
Traveling as a group can be a challenge if everyone doesn’t agree on where to go—or if you’re struggling to come up with an idea in the first place. That’s where we come in. You just fill out a questionnaire with a few agreed-upon parameters, and we’ll worry about finding a destination that will please the group.

It’s hassle-free.
From travel deal listings to flight aggregators to review sites, there is so much information to sift through when researching and booking a trip that you might get so overwhelmed and just decide to stay home. According to Travel + Leisure, Google recently did a study that found the average person visits 15 websites, does seven research sessions, and takes three weeks to book a flight—and that’s just the flight! Forget the hassle; let us handle it for you. We know where to look, what the deals are, and what destinations will be a great fit for what you’re looking for.

You set the budget, and we make sure you stick to it.
It can be tempting to blow past your trip budget if you come across a destination or hotel that you just can’t pass up. With mystery travel, however, you give us a number, and we book a trip that fits what you’re aiming to spend. No temptation, and no unpleasant credit card bill!

Want to take the plunge? Just fill out a questionnaire get the ball rolling.