Where do you want to travel to next year?
While many people are making New Year's Resolutions, Koolred
’s busy compiling a list of Travel Resolutions for 2012. So what are some of the things we have on our list for next year? Well one of our goals would be to watch the Olympics in London
come July 2012. Another would be to reach the peak of Mount Kinabalu
in Sabah before the year wraps up!
To make this happen, we have to set some ground rules so that we are on our way to materialising our Travel Resolutions. The key to fulfilling your Travel Resolutions would be to plan ahead and to take baby steps towards reaching your goals:
1. Stop procrastinating, do some research
Sure we all have dreams to travel to a certain location but making those goals without answering some questions would make it harder to accomplish them. Bury your nose into guide books, surf the web or ask our Travel Advisors
for advice and recommendations about the location you have in mind. Find out about the locals there as well as the language barrier (should there be one)- all these information will help you understand your travel goal more.
2. Set a deadline
Do you plan to reach your goal before June next year? Or by next Christmas? Choose a specific date and commit to the time. One of the good tips when travelling is to travel during off-peak season. You’ll save a lot more and you don’t have to go through the holiday crowd or mad rush with other travellers.
Read more about these simple traveller tips
for a smoother travel experience.
3. Drill down to the details
Be specific about your location and the travel agenda. Perhaps you have set your mind on celebrating your next birthday in Maldives,
do you wish to go scuba diving or are you planning on just relaxing and unwinding by the beach? Come up with a list of activities during your travels but be realistic as you cross out items on the list that may not be as feasible (taking into account factors like money and time).
4. Build that budget fund
You can’t travel without having money saved up, so don’t wait till the last minute to build that travel fund. You should have a rough estimation of how much you are going to spend (find out about the ticket fare, accommodations, food and leisure costs) so you can plan on your savings. Be frugal with your spending and we’re sure you’ll have quite a lot saved up for your travel resolution.
5. Stay fit and healthy
Nobody wants to go on a trip while they are sick or unfit. Make it a habit to start shaping up and eating healthily for the new year. Losing weight and exercising more are very common goals or new year resolutions as well. Stick to your aim by taking small steps like eat more fruits and vegetables, minimise your fatty food intake, take the stairs instead of the elevator and do three sets of speed walking every week. Without even realising it, you’re well on your way to a new, rejuvenated you and all set for a fantastic trip.
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Where there is a will, there is a way. Be sure to make your travel resolutions specific and not vague, broad or unreachable. Is there a travel destination you wish to visit in the next year? What are some of the steps you’ll be taking to make your travel resolution(s) come true?