Hi There ,
No deals or specials this week. We all need a rest. I am sure you agree too. So instead I thought why not start thinking, and I mean not only thinking about 2020…
How To Plan Your Dream Bucket-List Trip:
For some people, a dream destination pops easily into mind: they know precisely where they would go in a heartbeat if there were no obstacles.
For others, it’s a bit more ambiguous. You might have an idea about what you’d like, but you might not be entirely sure where you’d have your passport stamped if the opportunity came up tomorrow.
We all know that the best way to make something happen is to start intentionally giving it shape – something to look at, imagine, talk about, and ( most importantly! ) plan.
With that in mind, here are a few questions to ask yourself so you can get started on working out the details of that trip you fantasize about.
What’s Your “Happy Place” When You Have Bad Days?
Again, for some, this might be a specific place – Bora Bora or the Alps or Cape Town. But more than that – what’s the feeling you go to when you’re stressed out or stuck in traffic?
– Do you imagine the lazy perfection of pristine beaches?
– The thrill of craggy mountains?
– The rush and sensory feast of busy marketplaces?
– The smells of spicy foods?
Make a quick list: 10 things that come to mind on the most fun free, relaxed, no-obligations, open day you can imagine.
What Do You Crave?
Think of what you say you wish you had more of – free time, adventure, romance, time to learn a new skill, sunshine, purpose.
– What are you indeed, deep down, just plain hungry for?
– What do you long for?
– When you imagine being your best self — what are you doing?
– And who is with you?
Jot down 10 things you are longing for in your life right now.
Which Season Suits You Best?
– Do you love to soak in the sweltering heat in your swimsuit?
– Or the crisp crunch of autumn leaves underfoot?
– The intense blue quiet of a mountain snowfall?
– When do you feel most at home in your body and most in love with your environment?
Your perfect holiday doesn’t have to be the most popular! It’s your perfect holiday, remember?
What’s One Crazy Luxurious Thing You Secretly Wish For?
When You Scroll Through Magazines,
Which Images Grab You The Most?
– What colours draw your eye?
– Spicy and exotic?
– Cool and laid back?
– Misty and mysterious?
Go to a bookstore, and pick up four or five travel magazines – and notice which images you keep going back to, the ones that make your heart skip a little. You might be surprised. Some people assume that their “dream” trip is in an all-inclusive resort somewhere.
But if you keep coming back to the pictures of a bike tour through Tuscany – well, that’s worth paying attention to. That experience might feed something in you that an all-you-can-eat buffet might not even begin to touch. Cut out the images that speak to you the most and look for common themes, even ( and especially ) in images that seem to be opposites.
When you’ve had time to assemble your thoughts – and if you’re working on this with your partner or friends or family members – look for overlaps, recurring themes, those quiet nudges you can’t seem to shake. Listen to your gut. And start to dream big.
The best part? Nilla and Kelly can help you design your bucket list trip down to the last customised detail . Give them a call and let’s get started!
So that’s it for this week.
Enjoy a great weekend and dare to dream!
John C. Spark