How not to waste money on bad holidays
We are all time poor. Although technology has given many of us freedom from the drudgery of the 9 to 5 job, we have just filled those hours with other activities. Often those “freedom” hours end up being work time. Most of us are also cash-strapped. Credit cards, borrowings, mortgages, increasing consumerism and having a taste of the best in life, has meant that many of us struggle to not only pay our bills, but also to save for the extra things we strive for in life. Like holidays.
When we finally get the money and time to travel, we don’t want to be disappointed.
So often, though, our travels end up falling short of our expectations. Why? Well, usually it’s because we haven’t been clear, or honest, with ourselves and others, about what we really want to achieve from our travels. Unlike our careers, and often our personal lives, we haven’t necessarily spent the time and effort in establishing our travel vision, our goals and the why of our wanderings. We just expect travel to be wonderful, but when it isn’t, we feel short-changed – as though we have wasted our precious spare moments and scarce funds. But there is a better way!
We should treat travel like any other part of our lives – an opportunity to understand our vision, goals and the why of our wanderings. Establishing these upfront will then help to guide us in the selection of where we travel, who we share our journeys with and how we get the most from these precious experiences.
If you haven’t done so already, I challenge you to create a travel roadmap for your life, identifying what you want to achieve and how you are going to get there! It will be worth the effort and will ensure that you not only achieve your travel goals, but also that you never waste money on bad holiday experiences ever again!
If you want to know more about how to travel with purpose, meaning and joy, then you can grab a copy of my book – The Travel Pro – which takes you through the steps of achieving your travel vision and goals. It is for sale at the special pre-launch price of $19.95, and I am donating $10 from every sale to the Act for Kids Women in Business Arkaba Walk in the Flinders Ranges, which I am undertaking in April 2018. I am launching both my fundraising campaign and book in Brisbane on 17 February, 2018 and in Melbourne on 2 March, 2018, so if you’d like to come along it would be great to have you there!