Our family is abroad this week and loving every minute of our vacation. In the U.K there is so much culture and we’re loving indulging in every moment.
What I love about traveling is that it demands that you absorb life in a different way, because you break away from your usual routines. Journeying to distant locations (and even those that aren’t so distant) enlighten, expand and challenge our minds – it builds our intelligence and feeds our curiosity. For me, it has expanded my mindset, created new desires inside of me, and caused me to come up with my next million-dollar idea.
Do you have dreams of traveling?
Most of us have dreams of absconding to exotic lands and seeing all that the world has to offer.
For many, though, the process of planning and creating a life changing travel experience or trip is elusive. But it doesn’t have to be. If that sounds familiar, you might be wondering what to do and where to start.
So here are my 3 keys to designing a travel experience that enhances your life and builds your wealth…
1. Create your travel dream list.
If you’re ready to experience seeing the world, the first step you can take is making a dream travel list. Far beyond what you want to see, taste or experience, really think deeply about what you dream of doing abroad. For example, on our current family vacation to London, my daughter, Ariana and her husband, ended up manifesting a brand partnership with a company that she had been journaling about for a long time. So now, she got to experience a dream day in a country that she loves, all while on vacation.
So document the places you want to see. Document your travel fantasies. Journal about them and watch them manifest into legitimate future plans and surprise dream days. Pull out your travel journal (or a notebook if you don’t have one yet) and begin to list all of the places to which you’d like to travel.
List any specific sights you dream of seeing. You’re just writing a list, so there’s no pressure. Don’t worry if you’re not sure how it will happen. For you, the list might include the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Canyon, the Mona Lisa, or the Statue of Liberty. When I created my first travel dream list, it revealed what type of traveler I was. Your list will do the same for you. You might be a fashionista, a foodie, an art connoisseur, or an extreme adventurer.
Periodically take out your travel list and review what you have written. As new interests arise, add them to your list. The creation of this list marks the beginning of your new life with travel and fun adventures.
Ivanka Trump knows about the power of travel. She said “In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.”
2. Engage with the culture everywhere you go
One of the things on our list that we’d always committed to doing as a family is taking a cooking class in every country we visit. What better way to expand your palate, your creativity and bring home a piece of global culture than learning to create an authentic dining experience rooted in that countries’ culture. This way, you’ll always be able to carry a piece of that country with you wherever you reside and play.
Imagine being able to entertain guests at your own dinner party at home while delighting them with a taste of culture from around the world.
We would take in museum tours, grand palace tours, explore estate tours of grand homes of the wealthy and learn about how they lived. Exploring and studying the history of wealthy others and how they operated in commerce and in their home lives has always influenced and elevated the way we live back at home.
3. Keep a travel journal
As your travel dreams come true, the travel journal is an essential tool to document the wonders of your experiences. Journalizing is an extremely effective technique to pull together your thoughts and ideas. It improves your experiences by providing an accurate account of your memories.
My travel journal is so interesting to read through and look at! It’s almost become a picture book because I take so many pics and paste prints into my journal in addition to what I write. Aside from writing, you can include photos, ticket stubs, room keys or even a receipt from a special purchase. It’s a great place to keep the names of your favorite waiters, hotel staff and concierge as well. By using your own travel journal, you will be accumulating valuable information – thereby enhancing the quality of future trips.
Create an online travel board: If you do a lot of your travel reading online, you can keep travel ‘files’ on Instagram as well. Create a board for each of your dream destinations and pin relevant photos, tips, guides and reviews as you come across them.
Working on your travel files prepares you for an opportunity that doesn’t exist yet, but believe me, preparation is never lost time. Due to your diligence, many of your dreams will come to pass sooner than you ever thought they would.
Dwight Eisenhower said “Plans are nothing, planning is everything.” Create your files and start planning this week!
The great St. Augustine said “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
After reading this list, do your travel dreams still seem out of reach?
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