Welcome to 25travels!
Kicking things off! I’m doing my first blog entry – about how I got the name. 25travels is about a goal to travel to 25 countries before I turn 25 years old.
I still have a year to do that – and having travelled to 19 countries in the past 23.5 years have made it relatively “easier” to achieve. But, I currently have a full-time job and am still waiting for the decision as to where I’ll be in the next year – uncertainty on its finest – so that makes this goal tougher.
But in the meantime, I decided to give my current travel goal a go. So , 25 travels is born. And defining a travel goal is an important portion that travellers should consider. And for me, here are some reasons why I decided to:
- Keeps me motivated
I am motivated by the fact that I like to travel – but having a timeframe makes it more challenging and the motivation is quite high for me to achieve this goal.
- Gives perspective
It’s easier to keep travelling when reality sinks in. Having this goal, I get to set-up what to do given this timeframe, and how I’ll use it wisely. You also get to look at an estimated budget and of course it gives you much time to prepare. I want to backpack across India, Australia and New Zealand but I don’t think that’s happening before I turn 25.
- Satisfaction after completing a goal
Nothing is more satisfying than being able to complete a goal. So when I blow my 25th birthday candle, I should be also celebrating having travelled to 25 countries!
- I like numbers
I like numbers as much as enjoy doing math (well, sort of). You’ll probably see more of my love for numbers in this blog – but the ability to be able to follow a numbered list is a thing for me.
You’ll see the progress of this goal in the posts in the next coming days… for now, it’s game on!
What are your travel goals? How do you keep up with your goals? Share them below!