I am proud that I have achieved my numerous travel goals this year: I was in Reykjavik, Boston, and South America, and I must say I had a really fantastic time there! As I look back at this year, I realize that I managed to do it due to my good luck, supportive loved ones, as well as my hard work and great efforts on my part. I did not just sit around and dream about traveling but I actually did it all. I made it happen. I wanted it so bad, I made a list of goals, I risked failing, but finally everything worked out, and I got what I wanted.
If you want to change your life a bit, then start right now. Below you will find several pieces of advice that can help you make travel a bigger part of your life.
Do Not Set a Goal to Travel More
You have to understand that “traveling more” is not that great of a resolution to have. Instead of turning it into a goal, you should better actually do something about it.
Control Your Budget
If you are the same kind of person as me, who gets carried away with spending thinking “Oh, It will be OK” and then you just do not realize where all your money escaped, you should definitely learn to budget better. When I caught myself on this, I realized that a good budget does not just stick to itself but requires hard work.
However, now I am mostly in control of my budget when I am planning my schedule, so I allow myself only those activities that I can afford. Therefore, make a schedule and take control of it – it can also greatly help take control of your finances.
Be Better at Your Work
It might seem ridiculous to be the best employee when you actually just want to plan about your next paid vacay days, but, in reality, positive and hard-working persons eventually get great payoffs. Establish friendly relationships with your co-workers, impress your boss, and become the best employee so that when you ask for a vacation, you will not have to worry about your job security as much. There is a great chance that, if you are good at your job, your employer will be more compassionate and willing to give you a furlough.
Appreciate Even Small Adventures
A little weekend staycation can provide a great chance to explore a neighborhood that you have never visited before. Alternatively, you can simply try some new food from another country – it is also a great start to satisfy wanderlust while you are patiently waiting for bigger trips. There is so much to explore right where you are now. Look at these experiences with fresh eyes and you will see how much you can discover in your own backyard.
To sum everything up, here are the main tips on how to travel more:
- Make a budgeting.
- Become a good employee.
- Appreciate small adventures.