If you’re new to travel bucket lists and need some help getting started, this blog is for you.
A common misconception is that bucket lists are for people who are dying and want to try new things before they go. But the truth is, bucket lists are really for anyone and everyone looking to bring a little more joy into their lives.
A destination or two typically makes the top of any good bucket list. However, if you find that you have a number of places you’re yearning to adventure to, why not create a travel bucket list?
It’s perfectly okay to start your list by adding all the places you’ve already tackled and crossing them off first. Not only will it make you feel great thinking back to past travels, but it will help you narrow down what you have left to visit.
Get a Travel Journal
Did you know getting your goals on paper automatically increases your chances of achieving them?
But, wait. A travel list is a pretty big deal and a lot of time and thought goes into it. So, you can’t just jot it down on any loose-leaf paper. It could easily blow away or be misplaced. Instead, find yourself a travel journal to hold on to. You’d be surprised at how many great options are out there!
It might be tempting but don’t write anything down yet unless you are prepared to tear out pages that don’t make any sense.
It’s a process. First, subscribe to travel blogs, join an online travelers group, flip through a travel magazine- anything and everything to give yourself inspiration.
Also, think about what interests you most and build off of that. Are you looking to learn how to scuba dive or horseback ride? Where could you travel with that experience? Is there a particular culture you’d love to learn more about? Or a type of food you enjoy most? Where would you find it? Save clippings to pin-up, take screenshots on your phone to save, whatever you need to do.
Gather all of your notes and rewrite them in your journal. Maybe you want to put them in alphabetical order, or spatial order, or from least expensive to most expensive. Do whatever feels most comfortable and logical to you.
Give Yourself a Timeline
After everything is written down in some kind of order, you can give yourself a timeline for it. Be sure to set realistic goals or you risk scaring yourself out of going for it, or upsetting yourself when you don’t get it done in time.
Ready? Set. Go!
Here’s for the best part of all: Enjoy your vacations one by one, or if you’re really lucky, a cluster at a time. Be sure to keep your journal close by so you can cross off your travels as you go along.