Most families go on a vacation once per year — and couples vacation without the kids even less often than that. It seems as though there’s always something preventing us from taking the trip of a lifetime, but really — is there ever a perfect time to go on a vacation? Probably not. We all have bills, jobs, children and responsibilities. But life is short, and we think it’s time to start doing the things we love now. With a little bit of planning you can start living your dreams, and what better way to start than with your dream vacation?
If no goals are set, a dream stays just that — a dream. If you plan on taking your dream trip with your significant other, start discussing it and setting goals now. Here are some specific goals to keep in mind:
Setting goals makes dreams attainable. Come up with a plan, start saving and put the plan into action.
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Put the goals into action
Commit to your goals and be specific. For example, if your dream vacation costs $5,000 and you plan on going in 10 months, you need to start saving $500 per month. Some easy ways to save money monthly include:
Yes, you will have to make sacrifices, but you only live once. When you’re sitting on the beach with a margarita in hand, you won’t mind at all that you skipped a few morning lattes.
Why you should do it now
Life is short — so short. As we get older, we typically only add more and more responsibilities to our already hectic lives. Vacations are a way to escape from reality, become better connected to your spouse, get a break from work and just relax. We all need vacations! Start planning one now and give yourself something to look forward to this year.
Dream vacation ideas
To some, a dream vacation involves nothing but a beach, a drink in hand and a book. Others prefer getting outdoors and being adventurous, and some love learning about other cultures and traveling abroad. The beauty of a dream vacation is that you get to pick — it’s your dream! Top dream vacations include Hawaii, Europe, the Caribbean and Canada.
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What is your dream vacation, and when do you plan on taking it? Share in the comments below!
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