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Achieving your dream of travelling the world

Article by GVI


Posted: December 14, 2022

The world is a vast and fascinating place and travelling the world would be life-changing. You may feel a mix of excitement, anticipation, and maybe a little bit of nervousness, but ultimately, you will be embarking on a journey that will broaden your horizons and open your eyes to the vast and wonderful world around you.

But it feels like a daydream – how could travelling the world be something you actually do? With heaps of creativity and determination, this could be an achievable goal.

Travelling the world: Not just a daydream

Resources to make your dream of travelling the world come true

One of the great things about travel today is that you have opportunities for travelling the world in ways that previous generations never could. With the advent of affordable air travel and the rise of the sharing economy, it’s easier than ever to plan a trip to almost any destination.

Tips to help you plan for your goal of travelling the world:

If you want to make your dream of travelling the world a reality, there are a few steps you can take to help make it happen:

  • Set a goal: First, you need to decide exactly what you want to achieve. Do you want to visit a specific destination, or see as many countries as possible? Do you want to travel for a certain amount of time, or see a certain number of sights? Having a clear goal in mind will help you stay focused and motivated.
  • Create a budget: Travelling can be expensive, so it’s important to create a budget and stick to it. Consider how much money you have available to spend, and make a plan for how you will save and budget for your trip.
  • Research destinations and plan your itinerary: Once you have a goal and a budget in place, it’s time to start planning your trip. Research different destinations and decide where you want to go. Look for information on flights, accommodation, and attractions, and start to put together an itinerary.
  • Take advantage of the sharing economy: The sharing economy, which includes platforms like Airbnb and Uber, can be a great way to save money on your trip. These platforms allow you to find affordable accommodation and transportation, and can help you stretch your budget further.
  • Be flexible and open-minded: Finally, remember to be flexible and open-minded. Things may not always go according to plan, and you may encounter unexpected challenges and obstacles along the way. But by staying flexible and open-minded, you will be able to adapt and make the most of your experiences, and you may even discover new opportunities and adventures that you hadn’t anticipated.

Where can you research travelling the world?

Travel blogs and websites

There are many travel blogs and websites out there that offer helpful information and advice for travellers. These can be a great resource for learning about destinations, finding budget-friendly accommodation, and getting tips on what to do and see. Some popular travel blogs and websites include Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and The Nomadic Matt.

Social media

Social media is a great way to connect with other travellers and get inspiration for your trip. You can follow other travellers on Instagram and TikTok to see what they are up to, or join travel-related Facebook groups and forums to get advice and recommendations from others.

Travel guides

Travel guides are a great resource for learning about a destination before you go. They typically include detailed information about attractions, restaurants, hotels, and transportation options, as well as maps and other helpful resources. You can find travel guides for almost any destination, both in print and online.

Travel agents

If you want help planning your trip, you can work with a travel agent. They can help you book flights, hotels, and tours, and provide advice and recommendations based on your interests and budget.

Travelling the world could be about you, or it could be about you making a positive impact on the future for many. Check out GVI’s options for travelling the world with purpose.

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