You need travel motivation for 2017.
“I’ve always wanted to go to . It’s just never been the right time.”
You’ve all heard this line before. And you’ve always had a great travel plan in mind. One week navigating the cultural maze of Japan. A five-day hike to magical Machu Picchu. Two weeks gallivanting across European metropolises. Or maybe even dare to consider a full month exploring limitless India.
It’s always been a plan for the future; the excuses pile up and you end up reverting back to using your vacation time on a generic resort getaway to the Caribbean.
And why not? After all, when you go that route everything is planned for you, there’s no risk. After months slaving away at the office, the last thing you want is to do work for your vacation.
We’ve all been there.
But the first step to making a change is admitting you have a problem and your problem is a fear to try something different.
Make 2017 the year you finally travel for real.
The year you feel the exhilarating rush of exploring a far-away jungle, of tasting the juice of an exotic fruit you never even knew existed, of partying with locals half-way across the world, of learning “cheers” in a new language.
It’s never going to feel like the right time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. It’s much easier to come up with excuses to push it off yet again.
You don’t have the vacation days.
You just have to get that new pair of jeans.
You need to save for your new apartment.
But here’s a secret: independent travel doesn’t have to cost more than an all-inclusive resort. In fact, if you do it right, it can be much cheaper!
So here’s what you need to do…
Decide on your trip now, today, New Years Day, before you get bogged down in the craziness of the first couple of days of the new calendar year at work.
Pick a date. Maybe it’s spring break, maybe it’s the summer, or maybe you want to wait until early fall. It doesn’t matter.
Set aside your vacation days and use them purposefully. Establish something to work towards.
Do it now and brag about it every single day until you get to the airport on Day 1 of your adventure. Let this be your official reminder.
You won’t regret it.