Wanderlust: Creating Your Ultimate Travel Bucket List
Whatâ€™s great about being a human and not a tree isâ€¦ weâ€™re not stuck. Roots donâ€™t hold us down. We can literally just get up and go whenever we want and I think thatâ€™s pretty awesome. The worst thing you can do in life is creating roots for yourself. Once you establish those figurative roots, adventure will almost surely cease. Life is about getting out of your comfort zone and chasing your feelings of wanderlust. Take vacation days and donâ€™t feel bad. Move out of your hometown and donâ€™t look back. Travel. Go places. Soak in the world. Many minutes of my day are spent dreaming about where I want to go.
â€˜Travel and travel oftenâ€™ has become one of my lifeâ€™s mottos. Donâ€™t wonder what the places of your dreams are like, go there. Wanderlust is a bug that hits some of us more than others. Itâ€™s like having a nomadic soul. We constantly need to need to GO. There is nothing wrong with loving your home, but nothing beats the feeling of soaking in a new location. In life, your soul is impacted by negative and positive influences. It either grows or fades depending on the energy we bring into our lives. I believe travel feeds our soul in a serious way. Think about all you learn when you travel. The beauty you see. The people you meet.
There is a reason people typically GO somewhere for vacationâ€¦ itâ€™s because it reenergizes the soul. Travel is a soul cleanser, but sometimes itâ€™s not cheap. To help you get to where you want to go, I want to give you this advice: SPEND MONEY ON EXPERIENCES NOT THINGS. Think about it this way, that new Fendi bag could be a flight to Dubaiâ€¦ When youâ€™re on your deathbed, you most likely wonâ€™t be reminiscing about that purse. Are you picking up what Iâ€™m putting down? You absolutely have the power to get to every location on your bucket list if youâ€™re smart about it. Itâ€™s time to make memories in the sands of Hawaii, in the mountains of Switzerland, in the rainforest of Brazil… Is Wanderlust starting to nip at you a little more?
Letâ€™s talk about creating your ultimate travel bucket list! Think of all the places youâ€™ve ever been intrigued by and write them down. Get a map and circle them. Put photos of these places on your refrigerator. However you make your bucket list, make sure itâ€™s something that you can see every day. Donâ€™t allow yourself to forget about these places. With all these reminders, youâ€™re more likely to find a plan of action. This year, for New Yearâ€™s, I wrote down all of my goals for the year, including my wanderlust list. After I listed them out, I wrote dates down next to them. â€˜Letâ€™s do this for my 30th birthday, this for Valentineâ€™s Day, this for summer vacationâ€¦â€ The trick to creating your ultimate travel bucket list is to give yourself a time frame or tentative dates for the trips. This way, you can save up, plan, and execute.
Of course, life happens and dates may need to change, but never give up on it. Just the act of planning your trip is so exciting and soothing in a way. I donâ€™t know many people that get stressed over thinking about a Grecian getaway. Am I right? Allow your soul to get excited about the adventures youâ€™re going to take it on.
Wondering where I plan on going to this year? Hawaii. (Iâ€™ve been to Hawaii before, but I fell in love and need all the Aloha I can get in my life!) Portland , Salem, New Orleans, Reno and Mendocino. Some of these places are in my own backyard and I donâ€™t need to do anything more than a road trip to get to them, which is awesome because I LOVE road trips.
Whatâ€™s #1 on my Wanderlust List? Bora Bora! Itâ€™s not happening this year, but the plan is to make that my honeymoon trip when I get married. Have you seen those hut hotels over the ocean? YES, PLEASE!
Where do you want to go and why? Whatâ€™s your plan to get there?