Congratulations, if you’re reading this you’re currently winging your way towards somewhere fun (or at least hoping to do so in the near future)! And whether you’re waiting to cruise 30,000 feet before your flight or just thumbing through your iPhone, you no doubt want your upcoming adventure to be awesome!
How do you make sure the vacation you have is your best vacation ever? Well, I’m going to let you in on a vacation planning secret of mine that only involves writing one sentence. Also, it’s something you can do right now.
Isn’t it amazing how many details and decisions travel involves? What flight are you taking? Where are you staying? Where are you going? For how long? What are you going to do when you get there? Before you know it, you can get so lost in all the decisions about what you’re doing it’s easy to lose sight of why you took the trip in the first place.
That’s why, in one sentence, I want you to write down what your goal for the trip is.
But, don’t just write down what you’re doing or where you’re going. Instead, think about why you’re heading out of town. Essentially, think of the emotions you want to feel and the purpose of all the activities you might do.
From here on out, think of this as your vacation mantra, motto, or mission statement. Remember to actually write it down, bring it with you, and review it often!
Now, you might be thinking there’s no way writing down a goal will guarantee a trip where everything goes to plan. And you’re right! It won’t. You can’t control the weather.
However, the magic of your one sentence goal is there to act as a guide that will help you decide what to do (or not do) on your vacation and how to react to whatever happens (good or bad) on the vacation you actually have.
So again, using our three trips from earlier, let’s determine what you do on your trip:
To wrap everything up, if you want to make sure you have a vacation you’ll be talking about for years to come:
Josh Haroldson, Sun Country Explorer:
I received airfare, hotel accommodations, and a stipend from Sun Country Airlines as compensation for the post, and Sun Country Airlines did not influence my opinion of this experience. All views and opinions expressed in the post are my own and no other compensation was provided.
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