When asked, travelers said that the planning stage of travel was the most stressful part of a vacation, especially the packing. This should be a chance to relax, unwind, and have fun, so find ways to cut down stress wherever possible. If you are a mom packing for her husband and kids, then the packing struggle is even more real. Therefore, consider embracing minimalism. Even if you have three or four children, one bag packing is possible. Cutting stress in this area allows you to spend more time planning activities, so you and the family can really enjoy your trips together.
Almost a decade ago, not long after my husband Tom and I got married, I couldn’t help but continuously think about how surprised I was that this was how my life had turned out. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my husband and our kids. We were so happy. I had just never pictured myself in the neighborhood with the white picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. I had always thought I would live a wanderlust life of adventure. I would climb non-metaphorical mountains and see all the sites of the world. Still, I convinced myself that suburbia was what I needed. Suburbia was right for me. Tom was the right choice. Not some wild, untamed wanderer. Or have I been wrong this whole time?
When we began our big downsize and my minimalist journey officially began, a big goal of mine was to allow more time, freedom and finances in order to travel. Instead of tending to a big house (or even a small house) I wanted to start branching out and seeing more of the world. I didn’t realize at the time just how much a minimalist lifestyle would allow this dream of mine to become a possibility. If you have dreams of traveling more let me fill you in on how adopting a minimalist lifestyle can give you the freedom to travel.
Most people spend time at their jobs just working for vacation. They dream up the places they want to visit and save money just in order to spend time away. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a job that actually allowed you to travel while you worked? Thankfully, now more than ever, there are tons of job opportunities available that allow exactly this. If you spend most of your days dreaming of seeing the world while earning a living, I have compiled a great list of 21 jobs that let you travel the world. See if there is one that sounds perfect for you.
I have loved booking different vacations and we have always used a travel agent because I was too afraid to ever even attempt to make plans on my own. Whenever I brag about our travel agent, I’m surprised to find a lot of people don’t take advantage of them! Booking flights, hotels and excursions can be easier than ever and you can do it on a budget. Instead of scouring the internet trying to get the absolute best deals around you can book your travel plans all in one place. Personally, I don’t know if I could book an affordable, amazing trip without a travel agent. That’s why I really wish I had known that there is easy access to a type of online travel agent. You can literally book flight, hotel and excursions all in one location!