Anyway, I digress…but that’s sort of the point, isn’t it? “Not all those who wander are lost” is such an inspiring line, and it speaks to me in a few ways. I love wandering in the forest on a weekend day, watching the sunlight touch certain parts of the trees and path, watching my dog frolic like he’s meant to 🙂
but I also really love traveling. I traveled a lot for my last job – something like 32 business trips in 2014. But right now, I’m focused on our next dream trip.
And here’s what I mean by dream trip – we are SO lucky, truly, to be able to visit our family and friends in Florida and Washington almost every year, but they’re family vacations with dedicated purposes – to see everyone! So that’s really fun and charges up my family-love battery, but it’s a certain type of trip, and not usually the type that focuses completely on exploration. A dream trip is born of wanderlust and dreams – I know that’s pretty vague, so I’m going to share the process I’m following to plan a dream trip for a happy wife and her husband (learn more about us here!) 🙂
Here are 40 trip-inspiring images of France, courtesy of my favorite travel deals website, Budget Travel.
Step 2. Determine your trip goals. If you’re envisioning a lazy beach vacation but looking up the most renowned hiking spots in the world, that’s ok 🙂 but it may be helpful to determine what exactly you want to get out of this dream trip. Are you looking for a yoga spot? A food and wine adventure? Exploration, hiking, spelunking? You can find whatever you’re looking for, but it’s good to let a little reality come into play when planning at this stage 🙂
Step 3. Focused research. Once you’ve determined the type of trip you want, and found a few fun ideas about where that might take place, now you can buckle down 🙂 and check out the logistics. Hit up your favorite travel website, or check out the best underrated travel sites here, and play around until you find the best specific places to go and packages to get you there! Remember to check out seasonal details for your dream trip destination. Are you planning a trip during Spring Break? Hurricane season? etc.
Step 4. Book it!
Step 5. Pack and get ready to wander!! Get life-changing packing tips (plus camping inspiration, travel style, and more fun stuff) when you… 🙂 Follow Happy Wife, Creative Life’s board Glamping & the great outdoors on Pinterest.
As always, thank you so much for reading! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂