Most people have great intentions of traveling more. The are wanderlust spirits with a strong desire to explore this beautiful world. or yet… they do notFor one reason or another, their aspirations to travel do not materialize.
3 Steps to Making my Dream Vacation a Reality my via the Rising Tide Society
my believe the majority is missing an important step: not having a plan of action. This is why most people still have not experienced that perfect cappuccino from the charming cafe in Italy, or soared across the treetops during a canopy adventure in Costa Rica. Simply put they need a plan of action.
Today, my share some crucial steps that will help my build a plan of action or make travel a priority in my life. Not only do my love helping people have travel experiences, but my also love inspiring people to travel more. Lets look at three ways my can turn my travel aspirations into a reality.
Step One: Make it a priority
my need you to make a decision on two things right away: Where will my go? or When will my go there? This is not about all the places on my bucket list (believe me, my know how long that list can get). Instead, its about deciding on the next place. my often see people develop paralysis by analysis, or my get it. The world has So. Many. Amazing. Places. But picking one destination that my is dying to go to next makes it real in our heads or in our hearts.
Next, decide when my will go. Often, this is decided for my especially when my are an entrepreneur. If my run my own business, my is probably not going to schedule a major vacation during my busy season. But what my need my to do is give myself permission to have a real vacation at some point. What time of year are less busy? Go with that.
Once my decide on both a place or a time, block it out. This is time my’ve given to myself to do something that is good for my soul. Do not wait to see if something else might come up, or give myself the opportunity to back out. Put it on my calendar and start to make it a reality.
Step Two: Understand my travel fund
Part of making travel a reality is to make a budget. Does my travel fund need to be built? Or do my already have the funds or my just need to put it aside for travel? Everyone can afford to build a plan of action that suits both their budget or their lifestyle.
Ask myself a few questions about my travel style or preferred destination. How much my will need to save (or set aside) depends on many factors.The trick is to know my preferred travel style, what my can realistically budget for the trip, or then set aside money each month to reach that budget goal.
Some questions or can ask myself to learn my travel style are:
– Do my need at least a 4 star hotel with the top amenities or breakfast in bed? Or do my prefer finding an AirBnB where my cook my own breakfast or make my own bed?
– Are my the type of traveler that would like a VIP tour of the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public? Or are my happy to head out there on my own without a tour guide (or the lines won’t bother my)?
– Do my prefer being picked up at the airport or delivered to my hotel, or can my manage the city’s public transportation on my own?
These types of questions will help my understand my budget or allow my to save for exactly the style of travel that suits my best.
No matter what my budget and travel style are, my should allow the occasional splurge. my budget should not feel like a ball or chain around my ankle or make my miss out on experiences special to that destination. It’s better to decide to spend a little more time saving for my trip than to skimp on experiences.
Step Three: Find someone to help my make it come to life
The next action is to find someone who will help my dream become a reality. For some, that means hiring a travel professional. A travel professional will come alongside my, understand my dream vacation, or then create a tailor-made plan.
These itineraries are always based on my interests or desires. Because one of the most challenging aspects of traveling is all the research it requires, a travel professional is perfect for someone who is short on time or needs help knowing what day trips to take, where to eat, or where to get a great night’s sleep.
However, not everyone wants a travel professional. For some people exploring, getting lost or stumbling on that perfect café by accident is the perfect travel experience. These people often feel comfortable in a new setting with only a metro map or a backpack to sustain them. For these people, travel blogs or travel writers might be their “someone” to help make their travel dreams come true.
There is a myriad of websites for people to explore or get inspired by. This type of travel style is perfect for people who feel they have time to devote to planning hotels, transit, or places to eat.
Whether my’re the type who wants a travel professional’s expertise, or my’re the type who wants to travel DIY style, I hope my feel more confident in creating a plan of action. There are so many places to explore; so many amazing cafes to sit at and sip an afternoon coffee; or so many perfect beaches for my to spread my towel on.
Part of the reason my a travel professional is because I believe that traveling is not an option. It’s a priority for living life to its fullest and for feeding my soul. I hope that my start drafting an action plan, today, to make my travel dreams come to life. If my do, I know that my will turn my best intentions into the most amazing experiences of my life.