Travel Dreams Vs Travel Plans – Which Are More Important?

I was talking to a friend the other day about traveling, I was sharing my big travel plans and she was sharing her dream travels.

We were talking about the same thing, only I called it a plan while she called it a dream.

Travel Dreams Vs Travel Plans

Travel Dreams Vs Travel Plans

Travel Dreams Vs Travel Plans

It’s only a word, but there is a lot lying behind it – I believe that by thinking of your travels as dreams, it will take you so much longer until they become a reality.

A dream doesn’t provoke you to take action, it just lies there on a pink cloud in your head. A dream is just a place you sometimes escape to when life gets too dull and you need that escape.

We all have dreams, but few of us ever get to see them come true.

I think a lot has to do with the way we look at things – our perspective. If we accept to leave plans as dreams we won’t even try to make an effort to achieve it and turn it into a reality.

A dream is almost something that isn’t supposed to come true, because, well – it’s a dream!

Someone once told me that dreams that always came true were no longer dreams.

She said she wanted to keep her dreams as dreams because if they came true she wouldn’t have anything to dream about anymore.

I think that the reason why some of us don’t follow our dreams is because we don’t believe in ourselves enough that we can actually do it, and we are afraid of failure.

You have a choice, and which one you choose depends on what you value the most.

If you take a risk you might fail, but you might also succeed. If you never take a risk, you will never fail, but definitely never succeed either.

I believe that if you just change a few words in your head, and think of your dreams as plans, it’s more likely to happen.

When you have a plan, you have already taken the first step to action.

So what are your PLANS? Tomorrow is the start of another year, have you taken the time to write down what you would like to achieve?

What’s On Your Travel Bucket List?

It’s travel bucket list time, and we need to start planning and dreaming of everything you want to fill the travel bucket list with; all the things you want to experience, places you want to visit and cultures you want to explore. See the cool video below regarding a project they had interviewed people in London, Paris and Rome about travel. They asked them questions such as “how would you ideally fill the book of your life with travel stories?” “what makes you feel alive whilst travelling?”. It’s a great video and a good inspiration for those putting together their bucket lists.

It’s a time to take a good look at your life and the direction you’re going, get back on the right track and finally do all the things you’ve dreamed of doing.

So for all of you who make the excuse of not having the money to pay for your travels, here is your chance – and while you’re at it, make a goal so stop making excuses 😉

Here are some places on our travel bucket list:

Travel Bucket List

Japan – While we really wanted to go to Japan last spring, after watching “Japan’s Wild Secrets” on National Geographic we want to go there more now than ever before. We are tempted to jump the gun and book our hotel in Tokyo for a week within the next year or so.

Israel – From skiing on Mount Hermon to swimming in the dead sea, Israel’s compact size has a huge variety and a vibrant culture. We would love to explore the diversity from the cosmopolitan party city Tel Aviv to the traditional country side.

Italy – Italy is home to some of the most beautiful places in Europe, we doubt that we will ever feel finished with this country. Sicily’s volcanic landscape, Tuscany’s purple fields and Cinque Terre’s cliff-clinging villages and rugged coastline are the places we most want to visit.

Morocco – Some hate it, others love it, but I say take it all with a pinch of salt. Morocco is an interesting country, and the blue town Chefchaouen would be awesome to see.

Iceland – Few places are as diverse and beautiful as Iceland, and we have been wanting to go there for a long time.

What’s in your travel bucket list?

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