So, you’ve got a desire to see the world? Congratulations! Travel broadens the mind, and there’s no experience quite like it. If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more, then you have come to the right place!
Today, we’ll give you some tips that will help keep you on track and ensure that this is the year you’ll be leaving your comfort zone for the adventure of a lifetime. Let’s look at what you can do to make sure that this happens.
Say It Out Loud
One of the best ways to make sure that you keep your promise is to say it out loud in front of your friends. This creates an enormous difference, both in morale and intent. After all, you’ve just boasted in front of everyone that you’re going to do it, so now you must!
Making your resolution out loud in front of people you respect is a great way to get started. Make it official and make it happen!
Book a Flight on Layaway
If finances are tight and this is what has thwarted you before, why not book a flight on layaway? More and more websites offer finance plans and layaway flights, which help you solidify your promise by booking your flight and agreeing to pay installments until your fare is paid.
Websites like Airfordable and Alternative airlines are two examples of companies that do this, but there are more out there just waiting to work with you to help your travel adventure become a reality. This is a great way to solidify your promise by committing, and it can help keep you on track.
Use Direct Deposit to Accrue Vacation Cash
Finance is one of the top reasons people skip traveling, so why not adopt a strategy to deal with that now? Open a second account with your bank and talk to your work to set up your direct deposit again. Set a small percentage of each check to go to your second account, which will be your vacation fund.
Every little bit counts, and by the time your scheduled vacation arrives, you’ll have extra funds ready to make sure that you can not only travel but also make the most of your time!
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Consider Volunteering If You’re Short on Funds
If it’s hard enough to get the ticket and you think that there’s no way to keep your promise, then think again! Websites like Working Traveller, Workaway, and Worldpackers allow you to volunteer in exchange for room and board.
Typically, this will mean volunteering up to 20 hours per week, but your meals and your bed are covered, and you’ll only have to worry about booking your flights. If you find an excellent job online, then you can easily travel for a very long time this way.
So, don’t let finances get in the way of keeping your promise – where there’s a will, there’s a way! Read on for more information.
Make your Resolution with a Friend and Back Each Other Up
Traveling with a close friend is amazing. You’ll feel safer with someone who has got your back and some amazing memories to talk about when you get older.
Making your resolution to travel with a friend is an excellent way to ensure that you don’t forget your promise.
Both of you can keep each other in line and help each other save. It’s a definite way to keep morale high and keep yourself from deciding ‘maybe next year.’ So, when it comes to your resolution to travel, make it a double – you’ll have twice the chances of keeping your promise, and you can see the world with your best friend!
Some Final Words
Keeping your promise will require a little effort on your part, but this is one promise that is well worth it.
However you get there, we hope that your travel adventure is everything you dreamed of!
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