A New Year is like a much-needed breath of fresh air. I get to feeling almost giddy with the possibilities that play through my mind. I think about areas where I want to improve myself, expand my horizons, learn to think outside the box of my everyday existence and firm up my travel plans. I feel empowered to steer my life course fueled by those important decisions that I make on a daily basis.
My travel plans get easily out of control as I write down everything I want to see and do. However, when I’m done, I scale it back one piece at a time until I’m looking at what is most significant and important. Then I begin to put my plans into motion.
What are your travel plans for 2018? Are you like me and have an endless list of places to explore? It’s time to hone in on your list and make a plan to expand your world with meaningful travel this year. If you are unable to get out, don’t let that stop you. Plan your travels and find ways to explore via your armchair.
I had an experience at the Rome airport that really drove home the meaning of the term ‘hone in.’ It was one of my first trips to Rome. I sought out a lady at the info desk to find out about a shuttle to my hotel by the Vatican. She asked me the address but I didn’t have it. I just assumed she would recognize the hotel by name and know exactly where it was. I just stood there mumbling nonsense. She looked at me and replied, “ I can’t help you if you don’t know what you want.” I wasn’t clear nor did I know the pertinent information and I got what I deserved. It was a short, valuable lesson.
I hope you will sit down and explore your opportunities for travel. Then when you have determined where you will go, be sure and prepare yourself by having all the information you will need at your fingertips. Do your research ahead of time and when that exciting time comes to jet on out, you will be that much closer to a seamless experience.
Buon Viaggio! Happy travels for 2018
I’d love to hear about your travel plans for 2018! Where will you go? When? What is on your dream list? Please feel free to share in the comments below.