There are so many things that travel can do for you and the future. Be that with your partner, your family, or your friends. It gives you that all-important quality time together to bond and reconnects. It gives you time to relax from the usual daily grind of school runs and routines. But it can also give you the perfect opportunity to gain some perspective, which is a valuable life lesson no matter how old you are. So how can 2022 be the year of travel for you? Here are some suggestions to get you going and hopefully turn next year into the best year yet.
Start small – if you’ve never travelled before, or even if you have but it’s been a while, start with something manageable. A weekend away at a cabin in the woods, or a weeklong camping trip. Something that won’t be too much of a shock to the system and will let you ease into the idea of being away from home.
Write a 2022 bucket list
Get excited and write a bucket list for 2022 and beyond. Make a note of all the places you would like to go. Traveling doesn’t necessarily mean flamboyant trips abroad, it could even mean traveling to the next town or city that you have never explored. A place in the country you live in that you have never been to. Make a note, big and small, and then you know all the destinations you want to see and experience. This is when you can start to plan your year. Get the school calendar out and look at the time your children are off, the summer holidays are always a great option. However, holiday weekends are great to consider as well as the shorter school breaks.
Think about different ways to fund your plans
Travel often means money, even if you are just jumping in your car and heading thirty minutes away from home, so it is important to consider your financial options. Savings and wages can probably afford you the smaller trips with some clever budgeting, but you may want to consider a loan or credit card for some of the bigger excursions. Maybe you should invest in real estate abroad as a great investment option. Whether you choose to invest, or maybe look at credit, it is also important to ensure that you are able to keep up with payments and that you don’t put yourself in any worse financial predicaments.
Look at ways it can be educational
Travel can actually be fiercely educational if you think about it. There are different cultural elements that could be big factors in different towns, cities or other parts of the world. But not only does history play a big part but you can also experience some of the cultural sides of things. From trying new and exciting foods and ingredients to witnessing how other people live, it can be educational but it can also help you and your family gain some perspective and appreciate things at home a little more.
What about a trip of a lifetime?
Finally, maybe 2022 is the year for a trip of a lifetime. That holiday that you only ever plan to do once. Maybe traveling a few different countries or heading to the other side of the world. While you can use holidays for this, some families have even considered getting permission from the school and taking a few months away to experience some of the most amazing places this world has to offer. With a promise to educate and keep up with the school curriculum, it could be a very rewarding time to take that trip of a lifetime.
Let’s hope that this has encouraged you to consider travel as a focus for the year, let me know where you plan to go.