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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How to go on that dream trip?

How to go on that dream trip

The once in a life time trip! That dream holiday! That special honeymoon! That dream gap year holiday! All of us have different versions of our dream trips and have bucket-lists of such trips. We hope and pray that somehow we are able to experience such dream trips in our lifetime. So, what do we have to do to go on such dream trips? Well, here are some popular options:

1) Work hard, save money and make time for yourself

We all know this, don’t we? But, it ain’t easy. It does not work out for everyone. You need to be dedicated and focused on your goals. Some times, we lose focus. At times, we get carried away or life has something else in store for us.

The key thing here is not just to make and save money, but create time for yourself where you can happily spend it without remorse or unreasonable expectations. The path can be tough at times, but I can say from experience that the results can be extremely sweet if you are driven towards your goal of living that dream holiday.

2) Get lucky

There are lots of companies out there who organize games, competitions or other events where the winner or multiple winners get to go on a fully or partially paid holiday. In this case, not everyone can win that dream trip, but if lady luck is shining her light on you, may be, it could be your lucky break.

Take this interactive game ‘Trip for Pip by FBS’ as an example. In this game, you have to help Pete (your regular boring office guy), break free from his monotonous routine (Office, TV, bed, repeat), become a successful forex trader, earn at least 100 pips (pip is a forex term meaning the smallest price move) and become eligible to win a dream holiday for two to London, Dubai or Tokyo. If you win, you get an unforgettable round trip to Tokyo, London or Dubai for two people that includes Economy flight tickets and 5-star hotel accommodation.

This game is free and you can try your luck as many number of times. All you have to do is play the game when you are bored, solve the challenges, earn pips and be eligible for the dream trip. It is something like the Candy Crush game, but here instead of spending money, you could actually win a dream trip in return. The key thing to note here is that your pip earnings from this game is only valid till Nov 28, because after that the winners are chosen through a lucky draw.

3) Work with a company where the job takes you to your dream destination

This option is tough to get into, but once you do, it is like you get to go and get paid while visiting your dream destinations. Take the crew of National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel and Living, etc.. All of them visit beautiful destinations across the globe, experience it up close like a local and end up getting paid for it. Of course, there is a lot of hard work involved, but to some, this could be their way to go on their dream trip.

4) Get into the business of taking people on dream trips

There are people who make it their business to take people on their dream trips. Not only do they get to relive their dream often, they even make money out of it. Sounds fabulous, right? Boutique tour operators (photography, wildlife, culture, food, adventure, etc.), tour guides, travel specialists, etc. are some popular options such such travel businesses.

So, which option do you think will work for you?

I have hardly had any luck with competitions, so I usually opt for Option 1. And I have to say that I have been privileged to have gone on many dream trips while availing this option. I hope it continues to work even in my future dream trips. In case you are wondering what they are, here is a small list below.

1) Explore the entire continent of Africa on a motorcycle. Something similar to the Motorcycle Diaries, but may be a much slower version as there is so much to experience in Africa.

2) Live with the indigenous people of Papua New Guinea, learn their culture and study the birds of paradise in this part of the world.

3) Travel to the North Pole and try to live at least one winter in the arctic.

4) Work on a wildlife conservation project in Gorilla land (either Congo’s Virunga National Park, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park).

What is your dream trip? How do you see yourself making your dream come true? I would love to hear about it. Do let me know in the comments below.

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