Start Smashing Your 2020 Travel Goals
posted on Jan 17, 2020 | 434 likes
Thinking of travelling this year? It's time to start planning
“Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless and Don’t Be Sorry” – Jack Kerouac.
We all have that one place in the world that we wanderlust for, we see it on TV, search for it on the internet, hear about the experience from colleagues, and we can’t stop dreaming of visiting the place.
This is completely normal, in fact, it is recommended that you visit a new location at least once a year. According to Saint Augustine, “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Travelling helps you understand the world from a bigger picture, and this is good for both your personal and professional life.
The question is how/where do you get the funding to visit the places you’re dreaming about?
First, let’s debunk the belief that traveling is expensive because it is not. It’s an issue of prioritizing your happiness and choosing to do the things that make you happy no matter the financial implication.
If traveling is going to make you happy, then it doesn’t matter how much it will cost, just make it a goal this year and we’ll help you make it happen.
Remember, to succeed this year, you must rid yourself of all forms of excuses. Excuses don’t let you maximize opportunities.
So, let’s go straight to how you can start smashing your travel goals for 2020.
Have a beautiful location in mind
No one sets out to spend a hard-earned holiday in an awkward city. The fastest way to kill your travel goals for the year is to pick locations or experiences you are not fascinated about.
You can get location recommendations from TV scenes, colleagues who have travelled, or the internet. The world is big and filled with amazing places, you would be overwhelmed when you begin to search for amazing destinations to visit because there are quite a number of them.
It gets easier finding a new location if you’re a frequent traveler, however, if this is your first time traveling as a Nigerian, we recommend that you start with an African country with similar laws and a common language.
This way, it would be easy to blend in with others and participate in their indigenous activities without the fear of breaking the law.
If you decide to choose a destination outside Africa, you can explore some English-speaking countries and places where you are familiar with their laws on foreigner related issues.
Mark your calendar and start your leave approval process.
Once you are certain about the place you want to visit, the next thing is to mark the preferred date on your calendar. Choosing a date can be influenced by a few things like flight deals to that destination, festive season, or any special experience that you would like to partake in when you travel.
You should also seek feedback from previous travelers to that area to determine the best time of the year to visit there.
The next thing is to seek for leave approval from your work place. It might take a while to get leave approval depending on your responsibilities and the period you have chosen to travel. It is best that you let your organization know of your vacation plans for the year early.
When these two ends have been sorted, mark your calendar and refer to it from time to time to ensure that the vibe is sustained.
Get the funds ready
Money answers all – well, almost all questions.
This is the hard part, getting the money to fund your dream vacation can be daunting if you don’t adequately plan or know where to look.
There are so many ways to go about this, we cannot exhaust the various sources that you can get funds to finance projects in this post, so we will focus on the two very reliable and convenient methods.
1. Start a savings or investment plan.
Starting a savings or investment plan is probably the most common thing to do in a situation such as this.
Now that you have a target, a budget in mind and a time frame, the next thing is to calculate how much you would need to save or invest monthly to be able to achieve your goal.
At the very basics, let’s say your entire vacation plan will require N650,000 to finance, and you have planned to travel in June. You will need to save N130,000 monthly (excluding June).
You can also decide to take the investment rout. Investing is another strategy that can be used to raise the money needed to take care of future events – without using up the capital. If you find that you have certain amount of money which may initially not be enough to fund the trip, instead of letting it lay fallow in your bank account, you can grow it by investing with a profitable financial partner like Page Financials’ where it can yield up to 20% ROI per annum.
Page investment can be easily accessed by visiting this link www.pagefinancials.com/investments.html or by calling 016317243.
We know that the economy is not always 100% the way we have anticipated it to be, what happens when you can’t meet up with your expected monthly savings, or if you do not have a lump sum of money to lock away in an investment? That brings us to the second point.
2. Take a personal loan
Personal loans are designed to help salary earners access funds when they need it to achieve their goals. Whether it is to pay for children’s school fees, to buy a new car, or to fund your vacation, personal loans are well suitable.
One of the best things about taking a loan when it’s time to go on vacation is that you don’t have to sacrifice other aspects of your life for your trip. At Page, we give borrowers up to 12 months to conveniently repay their loan and the interest rate is competitively more attractive than our counterparts, thereby enabling customers repay their loans without feeling much financial strain.
You can borrow between N200,000 to N5,000,000 to use as you please, no need to come to our office as everything happens seamlessly online and you get the money deposited in your account as early as 3 hours or less upon approval.
The new year is fast moving, even though January has been nicknamed the slowest month of the year, as sure as the sun shines, January will soon be over. If you don’t start concretizing your plans early, you might run short of time.
Your dream is possible, don’t let money hold you back, we’ve demystified borrowing so that you can get money quickly to finance your trips.
For further enquiries and how to get up to N5,000,000 in less than 3 hours, please call us on 016317243, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.