The new year is a time to set goals and create plans for reaching those goals. This is why we plan on making 2023 a year of adventure by making a travel bucket list, and we highly recommend that you do so too. A travel bucket list allows you to write down what travel aspirations you have and lets you start thinking about ways to make your travel dreams come true.
Ready to get started but aren’t sure where to begin? Here’s everything you need to know about creating a travel bucket list:
Find a Spot to Write Down Your List
First things first, find a spot to write down your travel bucket list. If you enjoy using technology, consider writing your list on your phone or computer. This will allow you to view and edit it whenever needed. If you’re someone who likes to write things down by hand, write your list on a piece of paper or consider using notecards and placing them on a bulletin board.
Think About Your Travel Goals and Aspirations
Once you’ve found a spot for your list, it’s time to start thinking about your travel goals and aspirations. For example, where are some places that you’ve been dying to see? What are some activities that you’ve always dreamed of doing? Write down each item, no matter how big or small. This will allow you to take a good look at everything you want to do, and then you can decide which items you want to take on in the upcoming year.
Consider Which Goals Are Most Important and Most Achievable
There is a wide range of travel goals that you could have. Maybe you’ve always wanted to travel outside the country, or perhaps you simply want to try out a few new restaurants in your community. Take a look at your list and figure out ten of the most important items that you want to accomplish, and make sure you can commit to these ten items in 2023. For example, you probably won’t be able to see ten different countries in one year, so be sure to select a good mix of larger and smaller goals.
Make a Plan and Set Dates For Each Item on Your List
Now it’s time to make a plan and set dates for some of the goals on your list. Some of your smaller goals may not need a date and can be completed spontaneously, but you probably want to make a plan for your larger goals. For example, if you want to go to Ireland, you should set a date for when you want to go and start budgeting for your trip. Then when it comes time to purchase plane tickets and book your hotel, you’ll feel more prepared and will have enough money set aside to make your dreams come true.
Get Out There and Make 2023 a Year to Remember!
Once you’ve written your list and decided which goals you want to tackle in 2023, it’s time to get out there and make it a year to remember! We are so excited that you’re going to check some awesome travel aspirations off your bucket list, and we can’t wait to hear about your adventures. It’s easy to push off your dreams, but life is short, and you must make the most of it.
If you plan on traveling internationally in 2023 and need a passport or visa, Swift can help! You can get the application process started on our website. Most importantly, if you have any questions along the way, please contact a member of our team. We’d be happy to assist you! No matter where you plan on going, we’ll get you there!