1. Get Inspired!
Whether you want to admit it or not, who you follow on social media does have an influence on your every day life. My advice to you is to be intentional about who you follow. If traveling is something you want to do more in 2019, then follow pages that inspire you to travel. Check out these pages, if you do not know where to start.
last, but not least @tkowanderlust
2. Know Your Calendar
Something that never changes each year are the number of months we have in a year and the number of days in each month, with the exception of February. Becoming familiar with your schedule in conjunction with the calendar can potentially increase your time to travel. For example, a traditional teacher schedule has scheduled time off every weekend, every major holiday, a week for spring break and summer. If you know you have scheduled time off, take advantage of it!
When I had a corporate job, as soon as the company calendar released for our days off, I reviewed it and requested time off before I even knew where I was going. Then I would plan around those dates and had flight alerts SET for all the places I wanted to travel to.
Thank me later and set flight notifications for dates around these holidays:
MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
BIRTHDAY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019
MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019
THURSDAY, JULY 04, 2019
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2019
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2019
3. Save Your Money
It’s really that simple. I’m a firm believer that everyone is capable of saving if they’re willing to try. If you have a job, then save 5 - 10% of your check and stash it away the best way you know how.
If you don’t want to save money from your check, then compromise by adjusting a spending habit. You can eat out less, shop less, or even drink water when you go out to eat lol. There is always something you can sacrifice in order to save more.
Some people are scared to check their bank accounts. I check mine almost everyday. If I’m swiping, I’m checking. Become aware of what you spend your money on and adjust where needed.
Many online banking services will break down what you spend in a chart and will gives you suggestions on ways to save or budget. I bank with Wells Fargo and they have a section called “Plan & Learn”. It provides a chart for monthly spending, spending by category, savings plan, and a resource library.
4. Don’t Make Excuses, Use Your Resources.
I talk to so many people about traveling. I often hear, “I want to travel more.” If you want to travel more, then do it, don’t make excuses! You need 3 things to travel: time, money, and desire. Utilizing your resources can help you obtain all three.
If time is your excuse, then again know your calendar.
If money is your excuse, use me! No, I will not give you any money, but I will share travel tips and tricks year round! If you follow me on instagram, you know I find flights for as little as $63 round trip and then I share the details on how I found the fare price.
Desire can’t be your excuse because you’re still reading this article.
If you have time and money, along with the desire to travel, then take action. If you don’t know where to start, check out my blog!
5. Stay Informed
Subscribe to my site and stay informed throughout the year! You can expect more from TKOWANDERLUST in 2019. There will be more travel tips, cheap flight alerts, and group travel opportunities. Follow my travel page on Instagram and Facebook as well and you’ll never miss a thing.