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When it comes to travel, we often see it as something big or costly or that requires a huge commitment. And in a lot of ways, it is. But at the same time, when you see travel in this way, and you kind of put up barriers for why you can’t do it, you’re only limiting yourself. If you’re someone that really wants to be able to travel more, you can. There are so many different ways that you can allow yourself to be able to travel more, but you just have to want to do it. Because we often limit ourselves by putting up these mental barriers, when travel can actually be so much easier and more attainable than you first think.
And right now, you’re probably thinking how? Or wondering why? And that’s exactly what we’re going to walk you through. By the end of this post, you’ll see that you can actually bring more travel into your life – and not by drastically changing your life either. But you have to want it. You need to be able to stop putting barriers up or reasons why you can’t travel. Because when you do want to get out there and see the world, you have to want it and embrace any opportunity that you get. So let’s walk through ten relatively simple ways on how you can make that happen.
- Set Goals
First off, you really do need to start by setting yourself some goals. As with anything in life, when you want something, you need to plan for it. Sometimes, you can go for something right off the bat, but that’s not usually the case when it comes to the bigger things in life. Like going on a big trip. Even the smaller ones need planning in. So, what you need to start off with it setting yourself some travel goals. Think about the where, the when, and the how. Then, you can start working towards making it happen.
- Budget Better
Now, your next concern is probably going to be money related. Because when it comes to allowing for money travel in life, you need the money to do it. Even if you’re traveling on a budget, that budget has to come from somewhere. So this should encourage you to start budgeting better in life. That way, you can free up some money to put towards your travel budget, without having to bring in a load of new cash each month.
- Sell Your Stuff
If you’ve set yourself some pretty big goals, and you know that you need to get a certain amount of money together, then you may find that selling your stuff can help. Sometimes, you do need to bring together some extra cash to put towards your budget. If you have old clothes or homewares that you no longer want or need and you know you can sell, go for it. It’s always great to bring the extra cash together.
Next up, you need to make sure that you’re doing lots of research. Because when you’re focusing on the task at hand, which is your travel options, you’ll find that you become more focused on it. To focus on it means that you’re able to keep bringing opportunities into your life, and uncovering the different places that you want to go. I found Exploring Lake Maggiore by Otis and Us to be a great post. I would love to go to the Italian Lakes and I wasn’t sure how family friendly it would be and it really does look perfect.
- Take Up A New Hobby
Another really great idea is to find yourself a new hobby. And while there are lots of fun and exciting hobbies that you could consider, you really do need to make sure that this particular hobby allows you to travel more. So we’re talking diving or hiking here – something outdoorsy maybe that lets you travel the world in the process.
- Change Careers
Depending on how you want to go about things, and what you’re willing to change to bring more travel opportunities into your life, you may also want to think about changing careers. Because when you work in the travel or tourism industry, or you do a job that allows you to travel to visit clients and international offices, you’re automatically bringing more travel into your life.
Or maybe you want to move abroad? Sometimes, relocating is a great way to really embrace travel and bring more travel experiences into your life. Whether that’s living in Monaco or going even further afield and moving to Hong Kong, a life abroad will always allow travel in. Mainly because you will want to travel home more, and you’ve emerged into a new culture that you now need to explore.
- Go Commitment Free
From here, you’re then going to want to think about your lifestyle. It’s important for you to really let travel in. If you’ve got too many commitments, that’s going to be hard. Because you’ll always have a barrier that you can put up. Whether that’s caring for someone in your life or committing to mortgage payments. You need to really choose the commitments you’re making if you want to let more travel in.
- Read More
Your next step is to hit the books. Or, rather, the mags! There’s nothing like reading about the latest resorts or the hottest new restaurants somewhere around the globe to fuel your wanderlust. And when you’re desperate to see the world and get out there and travel, you’ll be able to put your all into every other point that you’ve mentioned so far. Because there’s really nothing like wanderlust to make you focus on where you want to go.
- Create A Side Hustle
Finally, you’re then going to want to think about creating a side hustle. This is something that can be most exciting of all. Because when you start a travel blog or your own business that focuses on travel, you’re not only putting your all into something that is travel related, you’re working to open up different opportunities for you to travel more too.