If the travel bug has bitten, but you won’t be able to tick off an item or two from your bucket list soon… we suggest starting with travel New Year’s Resolutions. This way you can prepare yourself for any spontaneous future travels. And with simple choices, you are set to discover new places and spaces along your way. Here are a few ideas start your 2019 travel resolutions.
Learn a new language
What better way to start preparing for your bucket list than learning the local language. Set goals to learn a new word each day. Soon you will build up a vocabulary that will be sure to open doors to travels and new friendships. With so many online resources at your disposal, you can learn almost any language you’d like to.
Taste something new
Try a food you’ve never tried before. South Africa has no shortage when it comes to a variety of restaurants. Dig a bit and you will find authentic cultural experiences, new tastes to tantalise your taste buds and perhaps a chance to practice your newly learnt language. Not only will you learn more about what you like and new cultures. You may discover new bucket list items.
Venture outside of your comfort zone
A wise man named Neale Donald Walsch once said, “life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Dare to try new things! Start in your own backyard…use weekends and plan a staycation. If you do not have the time or money to travel far, why not travel a few hours and do things you would not have considered before.
You have your heart set on certain travel experiences, so why not start with a book. Let your imagination take you on new journeys. Learn about the places you want to travel to or even about places you have not discovered yet. Uncover facts, legends and tales you may encounter when you do travel to the places you plan to one day. And where better to start than with Travel Ideas Magazine.
Get travel fit
‘Fit’ is a term often used for New Year’s Resolutions. And of course, exercise and healthy food are always great ideals. But when it comes to being travel fit, itis about so much more than being physically fit. It is about being prepared for things you may encounter, learning how to negotiate with street merchants, and developing the skill to travel like a local. In other words – learn the streets smarts you would need during your travels. How? Read blogs and vlogs about travel journeys of others.
We’re afraid the fact that travel costs money won’t ever change. And although“travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer,” you still need the money to invest. A good way to start your travel fund is with a simple piggybank. Take all the change lying around in your house, or in your pockets and throw it into your piggy bank. Over time these funds will grow – enough o place it in a bank account. From there you can find other ways to save.
The time is now – start planning and setting goals, because, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” — Mark Twain