Everyone wants to travel. For millennials especially, travel has become one of the essential things in their lives. Traveling is a great way to learn about other cultures and have new experiences at the same time. While the thought of traveling is awesome, making it a reality can be hard. Whether you are looking to travel within the country or internationally, making travel a priority is pretty easy to do.
Being flexible with when and where you want travel makes things a lot easier. Maybe don’t try and plan a getaway this weekend, but being open to traveling anywhere and anytime during the year will definitely give you more options. Being spontaneous will also help you to de-stress by doing something outside of your norm.
Let’s face it…travel can be expensive. There are so many ways to get to your bucket-list destination without putting you in debt. Travel apps like Skyscanner and Hitlist allow you to set alerts for deals on flights. Skyscanner also can search hotel and car rental specials.
Make a budget.
The hardest thing about traveling is seeing that price tag. While destinations like Mexico and the Caribbean are known to be wallet-friendly, those once in a lifetime places like Dubai and Fiji can be bank account drainers. List how much you are willing to pay for your entire trip. Break it down by flights, hotel, transportation (while in destination), food, activities, etc. Traveling to destinations during the low season also tend to be budget friendly.
Be realistic about what you can afford. While you can cheaply go to almost anywhere in the world, is cheap the best way to go? There are some places where you will want that 5-star, not 1-star treatment. Having a clear idea of what you can spend will save you from stressing over your funds while you are on vacay.
Can no one travel with you? Go alone.
Traveling alone seems scary, but what’s scarier is letting someone else stop you from doing what you want to do. Instead of waiting for that friend to figure out if they really want to go to Las Vegas with you, book the trip yourself. If they come great, if they don’t — whatever. Don’t let the fear of doing something on your own stop you from doing you.