It seems that some people strategize down to the very last detail while others are seat-of-your-pants folks. One study asked how far in advance do people plan, and the results suggest that when making decisions in a dynamic “risky” context, just over half of the subjects plan fully, while the remainder do not plan ahead at all.

Depending on your personal preferences and those of your circle of acquaintances, you may or may not find that surprising.

When it comes to making travel plans for the holidays this year, those who opt to wait and wing it may have to take what they can get, or just skip the whole idea.

You may also be surprised to learn that finding available last-minute options in the most desirable places actually declines between now and December 1st by some 10% a week.

Indeed, at this time, you will have to wing it in areas including Patagonia, Chile, Sabi Sands, South Africa, Inle Lake, Myanmar, Phuket, Thailand, Kangaroo Island, Australia and for Galapagos cruises.

You can still plan it in places like the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, the highlands of Ecuador, the Masai Mara, Kenya, Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania, among many other places. Check out our President’s Picks for planning ideas.

Some spaces may open up through cancellations or for others reasons as the season gets nearer, but do you really want to wing this?

159 days and counting…


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