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10 travel life goals to experience the world!
October 01, 2022

What travel goals do you have?

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Quotes on travel!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Saint Augustine

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustave Flaubert

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. ~ David McCullough

“I have found out that there aint’s no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate people than to travel with them.” ~ Mark Twain

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~Andre Gide

“I wish I had never gone traveling.” Said no one ever ~ anonymous

Why travel goals?

Being able to travel is one of life’s rewards. The benefits of travelling are numerous. We live in a time where, if we are fortunate to have enough money, we can literally explore the entire world.

Experience these benefits of travelling:

- Experience different cultures.

- See amazing architecture of buildings hundreds of years old.

- Meet people who have been raised entirely different to ourselves, yet find out we have so much in common.

- See how those less fortunate live, and develop more of an appreciation for how good you have it.

- Attend events and experience things not possible in your country.

- Eat different types of food that are authentic to a country.

- Experience nature in ways you've never done before

- Enjoy shopping and nightlife in places you've always dreamed of

- Take a well deserved sun and beach vacation

- Experience music we’ve never heard before.

- Visit friends and family who live in other parts of the world

And so much more . . .

Life is short. Wouldn't it be nice to travel the world before you die? If you plan your life well, ideally before the age of 30 or 40, there is no reason you can't travel much of the world! Derive all of these benefits of travelling.

10 travel goals!

My top 10 travel goals . . .

71 - Take a staycation - Start local by taking mini vacations within a 2-3 hour radius of your home. Others may travel from other countries to visit places in your region yet you haven't been yet. Ask yourself why not?

72 - Travel in your own country - Explore your own country and travel to places that your country is known for. Traveling without the need for a flight will keep your travel costs reasonable.

73 - Attend a major sporting event - This is a great reason to travel, especially if you are a sports enthusiast and have a favourite sport or team!

74 - Attend a major cultural event - There are so many major events throughout the world which are traditions that need to be experienced first hand. Decide to be part of one!

75 - Visit one of the 7 Wonders - This is an excellent goal to set to see some of the most significant places on earth!

76 - Enjoy an all inclusive vacation - There is joy in paying for a vacation where all your food and accommodations are paid for. Usually these are located at a beach front resort in some of the best island locations.

77 - Take a cruise ship vacation - Everyone should set a goal to take at least one cruise and see if it is for you. For Kathy and I, we started taking cruises in the last 10 years. We are taking another major cruise this year (more on that in my next newsletter) and we love the whole experience.

78 - Go on an island vacation - Hawaii and in particular Maui, is our favourite island vacation. Do some research and set a goal to visit what you believe will be your ideal island.

79 - Experience an entertainment city - It is so exciting to visit a major city that is famous for good entertainment, typically the bigger cities in the world. Fine restaurants, amazing shows, world class attractions and much more.

80 - Travel the world - Throughout your life, set a goal to visit a significant number of countries in the world. It is so easy to research on-line and come up with your bucket list of places you will visit!

To visit the 100 Goals Site to explore these life goals in more detail, visit:

Money to pay for your travel

For many people, being able to travel extensively is one of the main goals for achieving financial wealth. Experiences, like travel, are some of life’s best rewards for working hard and achieving financial success.

You’ll note that many of these goals overlap in that attending a major cultural event could allow you to visit an entertainment city, and accomplish a travel-the-world goal, all in one.

When my family was reviewing this list together, we did the math to determine that someone in their twenties following this goal list would need to achieve one of these travel goals once every 5 years or so. We were concerned there might be too much travel. A trip once every 5 years seems like a realistic goal to strive for, especially if travel is important to you, and you are able to achieve your financial and career goals.

Just a caution, though, that these goals will require sufficient financial means to be able to experience, and this kind of travel should never be paid through credit cards for which you can’t afford to pay the full balance.

You can travel economically or luxuriously, but ensure you understand when you’re financially sound. Some of these goals may require a decade, or several decades, before you are ready.

To increase your chance of being able to travel extensively, visit the 10 life goals for your finances.

Adopt, modify or change these 10 life goals to make them your own.


Some personal reflection . . .

The world is such a large place and travel opportunities are endless.

Discuss with your partner or family a plan for your future travels. Have some fun with it and come up with a rough idea of how you would like to explore. Below are some thoughts that come to mind and would make for an exciting way to travel. Choose some of the ideas from this list and make them your own:

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES: Chances are you already have family, friends and acquaintances who live in different parts of your country and areas of the world. Make a decision to travel to their town and cities. If they are like most people, they would be happy to become your personal tourist guides and help you explore their surroundings. Keep a list of the people you meet that live in other countries and keep in touch with these people. Let them know when you are planning some travel their way!

PLAY DARTS with a MAP: While we haven't tried this (yet), I'm often tempted to play vacation roulette by throwing a dart at a regional, country or world map, deciding to travel to the place the dart lands!

Play COUNTRY OPOLY: Our family more than 20 years ago purchased a version of one of the world's most popular games Monopoly for our country called Canadaopoly. We took two major 10 day trips across our country, visiting all of the places on the Canadaopoly game board. It made our travel planning so much easier and fun. There are other versions of Monopoly for other countries, and including Worldopoly! Find out if there is a version for your country!

MAJOR CITIES: About 20 years ago, I was in a local craft store, where I made an impulse purchase of a stamp, in which the top cities in the world were listed, with unique colored fonts. It was an expensive stamp, costing approx $ 20 if I remember correctly.

Although we joke about it, we’ve made it a mission (and a bit of a game) to visit all of the locations on this stamp. The stamp locations are as follows:

*Rome, *Paris, *London, *New York, Amsterdam, *Tokyo, Cairo, *Chicago, *Boston, *Hong Kong, *Los Angeles, *Athens, Prague, Venice, *Madrid, Dublin, *Barcelona, *Washington DC, Seattle, Miami, Rio De Janeiro, *San Francisco, Munich, Sydney, *Maui, *Moscow, Vienna, Jerusalem, Honolulu, Florence, *Montreal

At the time of this writing, the asterisked items are all the places that we’ve traveled so far. Australia (Sydney) has been on our dream vacation list for many years, and it is a place we will likely go to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

I hope that some of these ideas inspire your future travel.

Goal Achievement Tip

The best time to set life goals is leading up to an important milestone!

In my younger years, I was inspired by reading a good self help book, or by listening to self help material on audio tapes (now podcasts and YouTube channels).

Goal setting tips include going to a park during your lunch hour and ponder your personal goal setting.

Think about the times when you’ve thought about goals and perhaps even written them down. The truth is that any time is a good time to be thinking about and writing down your goals, but there are times that have more meaning.

In my own life, I’ve gravitated towards writing my goals:

- While on vacation, sitting on a Lanai (veranda), or on the beach

- The week leading up to January 1st each year

- While sitting on a park bench, near a lake or ocean

- The month preceding a major decade birthday (i.e. my 20th, 30th, 40th and 50th birthdays, etc.)

In writing your own 10, 50 or 100 goals, the setting of good goals for your life does require some serious reflection, often enhanced by the passing of time and influenced by reflection that comes with the passing of a birthday, a calendar year, or the onset of a major decade birthday.

My recommendation is that you start writing your goals NOW as you are inspired to do so, with the ultimate goal to write and commit to some of these goals before one of these next milestones:

- Your next birthday

- The end of this coming year

Next newsletter . . .

My next newsletter will be on November 15th where I will focus on Goal Planning for 2023!

Brian Klodt founder of the 100 Goals Club


P.S. Create a bucket list with your top 10 destinations you wish to see during your lifetime!

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