You will see South East Asia one day.
You will go around the world someday.
You will watch the Northern lights at some point in your life.
Truth be told, most people want to travel and see the amazing things this world can offer. The sadder truth, though, is that most people are stuck in the idea that they will do everything they dream of somewhere in the future.
Of course, there are always reasons not to do something: the comfort at home, the career, the financial side of travelling long-term – they can all take a toll on your dreams and crush them in one simple energy bill.
If you have decided to end the endless loop of “I’ll do it someday”, and if you have decided to actually start saving for your long term travel, congratulations! Yes, you’re on the path to making your dreams come true and YES, IT IS MORE THAN POSSIBLE!
How do you do it? Well, here are some tips to help you save more and dream big:
The number one reason people don’t save enough money?
They lack the discipline to actually make a plan and stick to it.
Yes, it does sound harsh, but it is completely true. It can be more than easy to give in to temptations, to eat out too often or to buy too many pairs of shoes (heh, I really get one though!). It can be easy to swipe your credit card and pay for things you don’t actually need – and most likely not even genuinely want.
Discipline is hard work – but the best part about it is that it pays off. Discipline yourself and you can save tons of money to accomplish your dreams – such as traveling the world, for example.
Make an actual plan
Forget about vague future tenses and start thinking in terms of numbers.
What is your goal date? When do you want to travel and for how long? Where do you want to go? How much do you want to stay in each place? How much will it cost you? What can you do to save all the money you need?
Yes, that’s a lot of questioning for one paragraph – but it’s important that you set things straight and make a thorough plan. An ACTUAL plan you will stick to as you save enough money to make all of your friends jealous with your Bali-Finland-Peru photos on Facebook (just kidding, that’s definitely not the best reason to want to travel the world!).
Surround yourself with your dream
Dreams can very easily slip out of reach when you don’t surround yourself with them. So print out some amazing photos from the places you want to visit and cover your surroundings in them. Whenever times get rough and you feel like taking a break from all the saving and planning, look at those pictures.
You could be there in no time if you actually stuck to your plan!