2020 was something of a bust for travel, for obvious reasons. But life is slowly returning to normal. So maybe it’s time to start dreaming and planning again!
In this episode of Best of Both Worlds, Sarah and I suggest coming up with a 5-year travel plan. No, you don’t need to make hotel reservations for 2026. As we’ve all seen, travel plans need to be held loosely, as life can change fast. But it’s still fun to ponder the future. So sit down with your family and think about what you’d like to see and experience in the next few years. Where would everyone like to go? What would they like to do? When, roughly, could those things happen?
By thinking through a 5-year travel “portfolio,” you can think through the next years more holistically. Going camping in a national park and a big trip to Europe aren’t pitted against each other. In five years, you might be able to do both — and when everyone knows their favorite things can happen, there might be less conflict over any given trip. Plus, you can plan in terms of timing and finances…and start looking forward to trips.
Sarah and I talk through where we’d like to go with our families. My kids advocated for Paris, Japan, Norway, and Hawaii. Where would you like to go? This could be a great topic of conversation for dinner. So why not start talking? Let us know how it goes! And in the meantime, we always appreciate a rating or review wherever you listen to podcasts.