Everyone has dreams. Some people dream of getting the perfect job, some dream of starting their own families, and other dream of packing up their lives into their rucksack, heading for the horizon and travelling the world. The problem about having this dream, is a lot of the time people allow others to convince them that it’s a pipe dream, and it’s ultimately unobtainable. However, this isn’t actually the truth – it’s simply someone’s small minded opinion! If you dream of world wide travel and just aren’t sure how you’re going to get there yet, then here’s how you can begin to make your dreams of travel a reality.
Focus on Saving
If you’re lucky enough to have an asset you’re willing to give up in return for your dreams of travelling, then luckily there are various ways of selling property fast that will also work out cheaper than the generic house sale. But what if this isn’t an option for you? Well, if it’s not, then don’t give up – because there are ways of saving that would surprise you.
Once you’ve decided that travelling is the most important thing in the world for you, skipping out on some of the stuff you’re used to buying doesn’t seem like such a big deal. For example, do you love getting your caffeine fix from your favourite coffee chain on your morning commute to work? Well it might surprise you to know, that simply cutting this out could end up saving you a lot of money on a weekly, monthly, and therefore yearly basis.
As quickly as you can get into these habits of futile spending – as we all do – you can get out of them. Simple solutions such as taking a flask of coffee with you, or preparing your lunch in advance at work, or cutting down on your nights out are a great place to start. When you figure out where you can save, you can introduce a budget. If you’re really serious about your dreams, then it’ll all be worth it.
When it comes to making sacrifices for the greater good, whether that’s dieting and exercising for weight loss, or cutting down on social events to save for travelling, staying motivated is without a doubt, the hardest part. This is why it’s so important to stay inspired, and remember why you’re making the sacrifices you’re making.
If travelling is the goal, then there are loads of ways to stay inspired. Print off pictures of placed you want to visit, or maybe even purchase a world map, pin point your route, and hang it above your bed where you can see it at night. This way it’ll be the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning, and the last thing you take in when you close your eyes at night.
But don’t stop there. If you haven’t already noticed, both travel blogging and vlogging are HUGE on the internet right now – so get online, get reading, and get watching! Watching other people doing what you’re aiming towards will give you the undeniable itch to keep reaching and reaching until you are where they are right now. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next big online travel vlogger!
Look for Deals
No matter how inspired you are, and how much money you save, it NEVER hurts to get a discount, right?
This is why it’s such a good idea to look out for deals, whether that be for flights, hotels, hostels or things to experience when you’re out in the big wide world.
There are several travel sites you can sign up to, who will routinely email you when deals become available. This can save you the time trawling through the many pages of the internet looking for deals. After all, chances are you aren’t getting a lot of spare time because you’ll be working all of the extra hours in order to afford world wide travel in the first place!
Ask the Professionals
If you’ve not had much experience in this sector before, it’s never a bad choice to consult a professional.
Finally, if you are feeling a little overwhelmed wondering where to go and what to do, go and see your local travel agent for some advice. If you tell them the area that you’re interested in going to and sort of experiences you’re looking to have, they’ll be able to use their encyclopaedic knowledge in order to inform you of the best places to fulfill your wants and needs. After all, there’s a reason why they’re called professionals.
We hope these tips of making your world wide travel wishes a reality get you on the right track!