Explore

Here Are 5 Ways To Ensure You Travel More in 2019

By Rachel George

Share

People often come up with excuses when it comes to why they don’t travel. It could be money, time or not knowing where to go. It’s hard to take off work right now because you’ve expired all of your vacation time for the year. You’re not sure how to start saving for later when monthly bills are coming in now. With proper planning and preparation, traveling is in your near future.

Here are five ways to ensure you travel more next year.

Create a vision board. 
I know it sounds corny, but its true, vision boards do work. Cassie Owens created a travel goals vision board to help grieve with the loss of her loved one. It was a self-healing project for her, and let’s admit it, we all need a little of that from time to time.

Start a money jar/account.
Sometimes it can be hard to save money while using your debit card every single day. But there is something about saving physical cash that makes all the difference. For every $5 dollar bill you get, place it in the jar. After a year, you’ll have no excuse to take a vacation and celebrate yourself. If that doesn’t work, take out a portion of your paycheck and put it into another account.

Keep up with the latest travel news.
That means subscribing to Travel Noire, but I assume you did that already. Allow us to be your travel guide by providing you with daily flight deals or the hottest new travel destinations. Apps like Hopper also help to keep you up to date on the best times to book the cheapest flights. I booked a flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles for only $145 for a week. I love this app. Sign up to receive travel deals and discounts on hotels and flights sites like Expedia, Kayak and more.

Be open. 
Being open to new experiences in other places with new people. Three years ago, I decided to start traveling to other cities and states I have never been to, being open to seeing what it looked like in other parts of the world. Being open to having those same fun experiences I have in my hometown somewhere else and sometimes better. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Negotiate your vacation days.
For some, a new year means new contracts. It may be time to negotiate your contract or your benefits package at work to include more vacation days or more opportunities to travel for work. Look over your vacation policy, and see if there is any wiggle room. If this is a new job, there’s an effective way to negotiatemore vacation days without sounding unappreciative of what was already offered.

Share
Travel Noire

Rachel George

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Here’s How You Can Visit A Museum While You’re Stuck At Home

Here’s How You Can Visit A Museum While You’re Stuck At Home

Social distancing has many of us stuck at home wondering how to pass the time. Whether you are homeschooling your children or trying to keep yourself entertained, these famous museums are offering a welcomed solution. From the Guggenheim in New York City to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, take a virtual trip across the […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

There’s Still Time! 2020 Carnival Festivals You Haven’t Missed Yet

There’s Still Time! 2020 Carnival Festivals You Haven’t Missed Yet

From Jamaica to Berlin, there is still time to set your inhibitions free and celebrate the joy of life at these Carnival celebrations around the world. If you’re looking for a warm destination to dawn an elaborate costume and play mas before the year is over, check out these Carnivals around the world. Jamaica Carnival, […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Calling All Procrastinating Travelers! Here Are 11 Last-Minute Destinations You Should Book Now

Calling All Procrastinating Travelers! Here Are 11 Last-Minute Destinations You Should Book Now

Being a last-minute traveler isn’t all that bad, especially during the months of February and March. Airlines suggest the best time for booking travel is during these two months to find the best deals.  February and March are considered to be “low season,” which means that many people aren’t traveling because of work or school. […]

Kelsey Marie