How to Stay Motivated to Travel

| May 13, 2010 | 13 Comments
motivational How to Stay Motivated to Travel
The journey is the reward—indeed!

The good news—you’ve been bitten by the travel bug! The bad news? That was the easy part. Getting excited about travel is easy—it’s sustaining your excitement that can be difficult.

Confronted with a long wait, it’s not unusual to lose our motivation to travel, thereby making it difficult to stay focused on a goal that seems so far away. Over the past year, we’ve learned that our motivation waxes and wanes over time. So how have we stayed motivated in the intervening years while working towards our goal?

We’ve been saving up for our round-the-world trip since November 2008—and in earnest since March 2009. In fact, we’ve recently passed the halfway mark to our goal (check out our progress in the sidebar). And it hasn’t always been easy. So we thought we’d share with you a few of the methods we use to get and stay motivated while waiting for the long term payoff for all the sacrifices we’re making.

Of course, everyone is different, and each person will have their own formula to keep themselves on track. So while our article offers some possible solutions, it is up to you to make the right choices to keep yourself motivated. Maintaining motivation requires paying attention to your behaviour, listening to your instincts an