So, you are familiar with wedding vows and religious vows but exactly what are travel vows? It is a new concept that is gaining popularity. While it’s very similar to one of those new year resolutions you make ‘to travel more’, it is just a little more specific. The idea is to do stuff that you’ve never done before. Gaining new experience, discovering a new culture, learning a new language, trying a new cuisine—it can be anything related to travel. Get out of your routine and make your life better by travelling to a destination you’ve never visited before.
There’s no such thing as ‘having enough money’ or ‘having enough time’ when it comes to travelling. Time and money will never be enough but it doesn’t mean that you can’t take a break from your monotonous life. So, make a vow to yourself that you’ll make travel an important part of your life this year regardless of all the other things that stop you from taking a break.
Who says you need a travel plan before heading out?
Just get out of your comfort zone and make up your mind at the last minute, and while you do that, here are a few last-minute travel vows you must make to get the best of this experience.
1) “I will learn a new language”
Learning a new language is always exciting. Visit a new destination and learn a new language. You don’t have to master the language. Just hear how local people converse and then practice it on your own with the help of online language apps. Learn the basics and try using it while travelling.
2) “I’ll get off the grid for a while”
Don’t we all want to disappear for a while to get away from all the stress? Start by choosing a remote destination and hotel. Make sure it is safe and get away from the crowd and enjoy your vacation. You can also take it up a notch by switching off your mobile phones and laptop. Remain disconnected from rest of the world and enjoy the serenity. One of the best ways to do this is to get a staycation for yourself.
3) “I’ll be more organised while travelling”
Though you’re on an impromptu vacation, it doesn’t mean you function in chaos. If you’re travelling alone, it’s very important that you are in control of your money, food and other nitty-gritties of travel. You should have emergency numbers handy in case you run into trouble.
4) “I’ll make new friends”
This must be a priority. Meet locals and make friends. They will help you uncover some of the best and undiscovered spots at the destination. Share a meal with the locals and get to know the culture. Take a walk and see the place for what it is. Don’t only view it through the eyes of a tourist.
5) “I’ll stay healthy while travelling”
Travelling takes a toll on your health. Make sure you stay fit and eat clean. Try to eat a healthy meal and keep large amounts of water handy. Take on activities that involve physical activity such as trekking or hiking. You can also hire a cycle to visit the places of interest.
These are a few important vows you must make before you travel. They will give you a place to start off when you’re taking an impromptu trip and you won’t have to scoot around like a headless chicken. So, what are you waiting for? Make a vow to yourself and book your tickets today!