For some people, too much choice is a bad thing, but arguably it’s not when there are so many places you want to go and visit in the world. Some people want to go everywhere, but sometimes you’ve got to put your foot down and start to limit your choices, because if you end up going wherever you want to in the world, are you going to be able to afford it? So for those that really want to go somewhere, here are the best ways to try and make it a bit easier for you to limit your travel destinations, especially when you’ve got other life commitments like family.
Will Cost Help?
Sometimes picking a cheap package can be a bit of a nightmare, especially when you hear about the travel conditions for some long-haul journeys. But it’s always best to have a chat with a reputable travel booking site, there are places like Priceline that you can get some more information on about the best deals, and if there are limited amounts of connecting flights. However, sometimes in picking a cheap travel option, means more connecting flights, but you can have stopovers in these places, so you are able to tick off a few more places off your list.
Make A Proper List!
If you’ve made something like a bucket list of all the places you want to visit in your lifetime, maybe it’s worth limiting it to 10 places. This can be quite a difficult thing to accomplish, especially when there are so many places you want to go, but think hard. Make the list as diverse as possible, that way you can cover so many more bases, and get your fair share of foreign cultures in.
Pick Smaller Destinations
This may sound counterintuitive, but by picking smaller countries, or limiting your choice of destination, you will be able to see more of that area and get a better feel for the place. If you pick a large country and decide you want to see as much of it as possible, surely this is going to be more travelling than anything else rather than enjoying the sights?
Make The Most Of Constraints
How much time do you actually have to cram in a vacation? Is there something you would need to return for? In which case, is there any point in you picking a large country where you would spend two weeks travelling and not get to see much of the place? By the same token, think about weather constraints, maybe you don’t want to go somewhere that is quite warm at a certain time of year, especially if you need to pick a last minute vacation destination. Sometimes being limited in your choices is a good thing.
Getting the travel bug is one of those illnesses we can’t get rid of, but even if there are places you need to see in the world, sometimes you need to plan ahead and think about where you really want to go. In this case, it’s best to embrace the diversity, there’s no point in being overwhelmed by choice, but there will always be places you want to go, so recognize this, and be more accepting of the fact that you may not get to visit every area of the world. Unless, of course, you’ve won the lottery, in which case, why are you reading this?! Go!
This post is a collaborative effort. While not written by me, Diane, I liked the content enough to publish it here on Wife with Baggage. I hope it encourages, educates and entices you to travel more!