To travel means to go from one place to another. It really is a simple process when you think about it. Regardless, it can feel like a completely unreachable goal. There’s just no time, you know, because of course there is life and responsibilities that have to come first.
When I was little, I used to save pictures of landscapes, or beautiful destinations in the hopes of one day getting to see some of those amazing places. Being able to just go out and explore the world still remains one of my biggest goals. I refuse to see it as an unreachable plan. It is important for me to be able to do this with my family. Experiencing a life of travel with my family along the way, would just make it even more special. If we could just drop everything, pack our bags and Go, we would! I know that’s not going to happen so it’s important for me to plan some realistically simple goals for us.
We start by SAVING. Any little bit helps, commit to it. $1 a day might not seem like much but it adds up. Commit to the bigger picture! Destination (insert here), here we come!
Start off small, and this might not seem like a big deal, but travel local. Get to know your neighboring towns. There are so many hidden gems and you do not have to travel far to explore. The best part is, it’s cheap! A small road trip. A weekend getaway with the family. From there you can expand to other states! And this brings me to my next point. Travel within the U.S. I think it would be a great way to ease into a life of adventure. Road trips are our main focus right now. It’s what works for us.
I think it’s also very important to know what you’re priorities are at any destination, especially when your traveling with your family. There are so many great travel sites and blogs so do your research. There are even some amazing TRAVEL VLOGGERS on youtube. All they do is travel from place to place, and that can be a great way for you to see if a destination would be a great fit.
Make a FAMILY TRAVEL BUCKET LIST. It’s great way to get you and your family even more inspired. Just put it out in the universe!!