Words have power.
Generally speaking, most students would say they are too broke to travel. As an Itinerary Planner, my response to that would be, “be careful what you say.” The claims we make regarding our transient financial circumstances eventually are manifested in our lives. Therefore, we would be best served if we spoke life into our aspirations, including travel dreams, rather than death. Using the term “speak life” may be hard to grasp, and may sound a little like hocus-pocus, but, it is not. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Talk. Yes, talk of your plans, they have a way of eventually become a reality like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Besides speaking out loud your travel intentions, you should add thoughtful planning. That’s it. No formula, equation or complex strategy. The moment you conceive the vacation idea, tell friends, family, work colleagues, and whomever would listen. The act of putting it into the air helps to convince yourself (possibly others too) that you can actually do it, and it is going to happen someday. The more you talk of it the more it begins to take shape because of your interest and actions. So, to the cash-strapped student who may be pondering spring-break plans, these recommendations are germane for you.
The internet provides a plethora of information re popular travel options. Wade through the ones that are pertinent to your need, that will give you the result you are looking for. Like tips on: how to save enough money; premium places to go; best and safest places to stay; budgeting while on leave. Be prepared to spend a lot of time on this aspect of your research. You will need a lot of discipline, flexibility and patience. For example, I always wanted to visit Israel. I had in mind the places I wanted to go, the things I wanted to do and the money I wanted to spend to cover it all. I searched high and low until I found a charge that fell in line with my budget. It took me approximately a year and a half to line up my ducks in a row to make this particular trip happen. Thank God the trip was phenomenal, worth every penny, and the timing was perfect.
Following are my favorite go-to tips which you may adopt:
Methodically set aside money dedicated to the trip. Collect spare change, these add up. Scale back or cut out completely spending that is not necessary, scilicet, the morning coffee, movie tickets, impulsive shopping, restaurant dining, cable, etc. Control your spending. Challenge yourself to meet set money-saving targets each week.
After a hard winter season, choosing where to go on spring-break may be top of mind right now. You may want to sprawl on a beach, hike up a mountainside, zip-line through a forest canopy or relax poolside. Whatsoever your vision, it can be achieved by first believing and then purposefully moving towards it by using the steps I have laid out above. Click the links in this post for added information, which I am sure you will find helpful.
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