Many people dream about traveling the globe and many people do it, but there are lots of people out there who wanted to go but never quite did.
The key to making it happen is to ensure you stay focused on the goal of travel rather than falling back into the comfortable pattern of everyday life.
It’s easy to lose focus and put off or delay travel plans, but don’t lose hope…
Here are five steps to make that dream a reality:
1. Change Your Mindset
Make the decision to go traveling and stick to it. Have a long hard think about what you are letting yourself in for before you make that decision. Let friends and family know your plans and make sure you change your whole mindset in the direction of your future goal.
2. Start Saving
Start sorting out your finances, starting early with ensure you are as prepared as possible when the day comes to leave. Pay off debts, credit cards and begin to put money aside each month. It’s a good idea to cut down on things like monthly gym membership and put the money saved towards your travel. Whilst saving focus your mind on the prize.
3. Take Action
Take action by organising things. Book in to have your vaccines, buy a rucksack, some travel gear anything to start the wheels in motion towards your goal. By taking action you can begin to visualise what your about to do and it helps to remind you that it will happen.
4 Inspire Yourself
Inspire yourself and get excited about your forthcoming trip by reading up on the places you want to go. Don’t just use guide books, one of the best sources of inspiration comes in the form of real peoples travel blogs, there are lots of them available on the Internet.
5. Book Your Flights
One great tip to make a big commitment to your big trip is to go out and book your flights. For some reason this really brings home what your about to do and you can almost taste the freedom of traveling. Perhaps it’s because once you’ve booked your flights there is a sense of “no going back”.
Taking small steps on the road to your big trip needn’t be very stressful, it’s usually the waiting around that is the hardest.
A good friend of mine decided to head off around the world, he bought a guide book for every country he was to visit. For one reason or another he never did quite make it.
Make sure you do, you won’t regret a thing.