Simple Ways To Make Sure You Travel More

Simple Ways To Make Sure You Travel More

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Ahhh, traveling. Just the word conjures up beaches and land marks and amazing experiences. So where do you want to go? And have you seriously thought of how you are going to make it happen? Well, don’t give up. This can happen for you. Just figure out what you have to do to travel more.

Because who would not want to spend their time having such grand experiences? And traveling doesn’t have to be a huge expense. There are many ways to travel that are more on a shoe string. And there is always backpacking, hostels and camping. Oh and have you heard of couch surfing too?

Read on to see what other options that are in store for you. And do let me know what is your next planned adventure.

This is a paid contributed post. That means that Ariel did not write the entire piece.

If you’re someone that has is often full of wanderlust, then it’s highly likely that one of your biggest dreams is to travel more. But as you go through life, and you’re sticking to the everyday rhythms that you’re used to, you start to get more and more frustrated that you’re not able to travel to the places that you want.

When this is the case, you have to be able to take action. Because your wanderlust won’t go away on its own. It will stay until you start to make a change and travel more.

So be willing to get out of your comfort zone, and see things from a different perspective. After all when we get out of our comfort zone that is where changes happens. 

But how are you meant to do that when you have work and home and social life to manage? Here we’re going to take a look at some of the things you can do to make sure that you travel more.

And who does not want more of that? So read on and see if these suggestions help you get to your goals.

Set Yourself Goals

First of all, you’re going to want to start out by setting yourself some goals. You may know in your mind that you want to travel, but unless you start to work on it, that’s where it will stay.

By setting goals, you’re taking the very first steps to making a change and actually beginning to travel more. So, you need to work out where you want to go, what you want to do and when.

As you do this, you need to be as specific as possible, because this will help you to make some formal plans.

Sitting down and really formulating this into reality means the willingness to follow your goals and live them every day.

Plan & Prepare

Now that you know what you actually want to do, it’s time to make some plans. This can feel really scary. Because sometimes, dreams being dreams feel much safer.

But if you actually want to see those places, you have to make plans. Sit down and research everything from hotels to flights, and set yourself some deadlines.

You need to work out when you want to book, and when you want to go. By the end of this, you should be getting a step closer to making it happen.

 

Get Your Money Together

Then, it’s onto the money side of things. Because travel will always cost, no matter how inexpensive it is. So you’re going to want to know what budget you have available, or how much you need to save.

You should also consider using your credit card, or using sites such as Best.creditcard to find the best, so that you can collect points. Travel cards with air miles can be really useful for your travel.

I have relatives that only use credit cards that give travel miles. And it works, it is amazing how quickly that all adds up. Just be aware of your balance to insure that you can handle the balance.

Take Every Opportunity

At the same time, you don’t always have to have big plans. You could also think about fitting in smaller bits of travel here and there. Mini trips on the weekends can be great.

I don’t know about you, but some of the close by adventures are to me just as exciting as the bigger airplane adventures. A weekend get away is sometimes the best stress reliever. It will invigorate your senses. And still give you a most delighted sense of experiential newness.

Traveling more is all about making the most of your time, and that includes taking every opportunity to travel.

And isn’t that also the perfect metaphor for life? We always want to take the opportunities where ever we can find them. So even if it doesn’t look exactly like you want it to be, or perhaps not the perfect trip, but it still gets you somewhere, jump on it. One never knows what amazing experience will be awaiting us. It might have been exactly the place you needed to be.. yes?

Work For The Future Now

But you’re also going to want to look ahead too. When you want to take a trip of a lifetime, you have to work on it now, in order to make it happen.

It may seem to far of a goal now, but if you take steps towards it today, you may be able to do it in a year or two. But if you don’t take those steps, it will always be a year or two away.

Life is always an adventure. The question is how do you want your life to be? So with planning and vision there is the opportunity that all is within your grasp. So how are you going to make this happen? And what will be your next tactic to make it happen?

 

In peace and gratitude,

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19 thoughts on “Simple Ways To Make Sure You Travel More

  1. Hi Ariel,
    It is an informative article. My wife and I have a rough plan that we are going to visit all national parks in US and All wonders in the world. You are right we need to have a careful plan on it. In the next few weeks, we are going to write down the detailed plan, including time and financial plan. Thanks for the suggestion.

    1. Hello Anthony, That is my high on the priority trip too. That is funny we have the same one! I even figured out the perfect driving route. That sounds like a great plan. It is the finances that is going to get us there for sure. I hope you get to your parks really soon! Thanks for stopping by. In peace and gratitude, ariel

  2. Hi Ariel. You have broken down the steps to make travelling a reality. Travelling to places like Zanzibar, table mountain, mount Kilimanjaro, Palmyra New York, among other places is a life long dream of mine. I like the point you make about working for the future now. I certainly plan to make 2018 the year of travel. I’ve started by visiting Coffe Bay in the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa which was a magical experience.

    1. Hello Zola, Oh I like your bucket list! That must have been an amazing trip that you just did. Why Palmyra New York? I also want to see Mt Kilimanjaro..in fact I would love a trip to see all the mountains in the world.. I adore mountains. I want to see all of Africa too. Thanks so much for stopping by. In peace and gratitude, ariel

  3. I am much of a homebody, but my husband likes to travel. We try to meet in the middle. I think you are right, it is very important to plan and prepare. You want to make sure all aspects of your travel plans are covered. It makes traveling less stressful when everything is in place. Life is definitely an adventure!

    1. Hello Lisa, And what is the middle for you both? I have friends that make no plans at all and have fabulous trips..but I think its necessary to at least have your finances in order..yes? thanks for being here. In peace and gratitude, ariel

  4. I am writing a bucket list of places I want to go and see when I can afford to think about travel. I am working with a group planning a great success trip to Costa Rica at the end of this year. I hope that is just the start of my travels.

  5. My plans definitely include travelling more. There are so many places that i would love to see, but have never had the opportunity to visit. I am determined to get away, though.

    My list consists of:
    Walt Disney World (for the kids… and, me too)
    Wales (father’s side of the family)
    Ireland and the Isle of Man (mother’s side)
    Japan (I’ve always been interested in the culture and language)

    I’m sure there are a number of places that I am not thinking of right now, but those are the main ones.

    With a bit of work and some planning, I’ll get there!

    1. Hello Craig, I hear you. My bucket list is rather long too. Right now I want to travel the Pacific Coast Highway again down the Western Coast of the USA and I also want to visit the National parks in the Pacific Northwest. And then off to …hmmm well just put a ticket in my hand..lol.. thanks so much for being here. I really like your choices. Hope you get there. I have been to Disney with my kids..fun. In peace and gratitude, ariel

  6. Ariel, what a wonderful article!! I love traveling and the various types of planning are such an important part of any trip! Travel is not only relaxing, fun and exciting it is also so broadening and educational to see life around the world!! Everyone, happy planning and bringing those plans to fruition!

    1. Hello Jerily, I am so very happy to see you here! I know you do loads of traveling so I am glad this article resonated with you. I would like to hear some of your stories on best ways to travel. I agree, when we experience other cultures we are truly expanding our hearts too. Thank you so much for being here. In peace and gratitude, ariel

  7. There is some very good information here Ariel, thanks for posting. To save money for a trip here is a tip that my wife and I have been using for years. We have a credit card that earns us sky miles so we put as much of our monthly bills as we can on this credit card. You have to pay your bills anyway so you might as well use the card bu,t just be sure you pay the card off every month. When I charge a bill I write that amount out of the check book so the balance in the check book stays accurate. Two years ago we traveled by plane to South Carolina, rented a ca,r and stayed 7 nights in a motel. It was all paid for with sky miles earned by just charging our monthly expenses and purchases on the card. Even the gas I put in the rental car was paid for. We have done this for the last twenty years. When we lived in SC our sky miles would pay for trips to Colorado to see the grand kids. Is an easy way to earn money for trips.

  8. This is a wonderful article to remind us just how important it is to make time for ourselves with travel. The one thing my husband and I do is at the beginning of the year, we talk about where we want to travel and start making plans right then and there so we can get it on his busy calendar.

    We find doing it that way is the best for us because before you know it, the year has marched on and the travel hasn’t been booked and placed on the calendar accordingly.

    When we travel, we use our accumulated sky miles and that helps us save money. We have saved a lot of money traveling this way.

    Thanks again for the article.

    Yvette

    1. Hello Yvette, that sounds so wonderful that you get to do that..and I bet you have been amazing places. But like everything in life it does take some planning yes? Thanks so much for popping by. IN peace and gratitude, ariel

  9. Hi Ariel,
    Planning is a big part of travel, I think. It kind of extends the whole impact of a vacation.
    For instance, when I went to Spain and Portugal for a few weeks, I spent about six months learning to speak some rudimentary Spanish. It really helped when we wanted to speak with locals and with a guardia at an historic site that was under renovation and officially closed. It ended up having everything from Phoenician tiles to moorish gardens, to a renaissance church that got bombed in the Franco era. And it was just a serendipitous detour to a flag on a map.
    So planning becomes part of the process and the enjoyment for me. And then the pictures to relive it afterward!

    1. Hello Annie, thank you so much for sharing your story! How incredible that just putting in that effort led you to an amazing enriching experience. And planning to me also become the anticipation of joy too, yes? So glad you are here. In peace and gratitude, ariel

  10. Yes, the gift of travel is priceless. I have been a traveler for quite a while and now that I have a little one, I don’t travel as often as I would like, but I still do. And I take her along with me. I find that experiencing different cultures for a young mind is utterly priceless and I am happy to give my little one that gift!
    Thanks for sharing, Ariel.
    Michelle

    1. Hello Michelle, I think it is the most amazing time when we can take our young ones along. The experience alone is very mind opening. As a child I had that experience also and it truly made me feel like I was a global citizen. So happy you are here. In peace and gratitude, ariel

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