No Plans

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.– Lao Tzu.

I will admit that traveling with no plans would freak me out. Yet, I have friends who can just get in the car and head somewhere and are perfectly content to stop when a place looks interesting. They have no reservations, no time plans, and in some cases no destination. I see the attraction, and understand that traveling in that fashion would allow one to be more observant and learn a great deal more. (I have trouble pulling over for a ‘roadside marker.’).

I may have to take such a trip. It would get me out of my shell. What do you think?

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. A couple of years ago we took a 5,000 mile trip out west. We only had reservations in Cheyenne, WY, Jackson Hole, WY and Whitefish, MT – it took 3 weeks and the rest of the time it was simply stopping when and where we wanted to. It’s a great way to travel.

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