Travel Vision Board — How To Achieve Your Travel Goals

Some dreams once achieved will change your life more than others. Travel takes us to worlds we’ve never been, helps us become better people, and makes us more savvy about how to live our lives.

Gorgeous experiences always make us happier than gorgeous things, and travel is perhaps the most transformative experience out there. From the ornate Hindu temples of Bali to the arctic light shows of Iceland and the picturesque coasts of Amalfi, there are countless beautiful places in the world. So how do you pinpoint which countries, cities, continents you’d like to visit?

And how do you make it happen?

Many people start to forget about their goals as the hustle of everyday life kicks up. They tuck away their travel goals, waiting until the right time to revisit their dreams.

But as with goals in every other area of our life, achieving your travel goals becomes a lot easier once they’re defined and prioritized.

One of the most powerful tools for manifesting dreams is the vision board

Travel vision boards help you choose your travel goals, visualize the future, and remind yourself on a daily basis of all of the places you have to look forward to — and all of the places you’ve already been. The benefit of using a world map with pins is that it will be able to double as a personalized world travel map, marking off every country you get to cross off your bucket list.

By creating a vision board for your travels, you’re sending a message to the universe that it really matters and you start attracting your dreams to you.

How To Make A Travel Vision Board

One of the best and simplest ways to create a travel vision board is to use a world map with pins to represent all of the countries you want to visit. Luckily, there are beautiful personalized world maps for exactly this purpose.

Step 1: Choose the style of your travel map

  • What kind of personality do you want your travel vision board to have?
  • What kind of mood do you want to be in when you’re imagining your goals?
  • Do you want a vintage map of the world that reminds you of all the historic beauty in the world?
  • Do you want a blue push pin world map that reminds you of the azure oceans of Hawaii?

Or do you want to customize your map to accent the space you’ve already created at your home?

These are all great questions to ask before diving into the world of vision boards.

Step 2: Choose when you’d like to accomplish your travel goals

Some people find it more helpful if their travel goals are more focused — something they’d like to do in the next 1 – 3 years.

This can help you focus more specifically on which areas of the world you want to focus on and get more detailed on your planning.

Others prefer to put down all of their current dream travels. The first is more of a visual goal board, while the latter is more of a visual bucket list.

Choose whichever one is more helpful to you.

Step 3: Where in the world do you want to go?

A fun but difficult part of the goal envisioning process is narrowing down the places you want to go.

Here are some questions to help you create your travel bucket list;

  1. Where have you wanted to go since childhood?
  2. Why did you want to travel in the first place? Which countries will fulfill that reason for you?
  3. What kind of climate do you want to experience?
  4. Where do you have family and friends you would like to visit?
  5. Which places have culture or food that you’d like to experience?
  6. What kind of activities do you want to do when you’re traveling?
  7. Where can you get the most bang for your buck?
  8. Which places have the most gorgeous views?

And if you need more ideas to kickstart your bucket list, here’s a great article that shows some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Step 4: Add the final touches

Do you want a neat, simple vision board or would you rather embellish it?

You can keep the world poster tidy with only pins, or pin-up scenic images of the places you’d like to visit.

You can even use thread to show the chronology of your travel journeys. Simply tie a long piece of thread around the pin of the first country you visited, then draw it to the pin of the second country you visited, and repeat the process until you get to the country you visited most recently.

After you decide on which embellishments you want, make sure that you’ve got all the necessary supplies and start setting up your own environment for the best experience possible.

Here are some ways to make the moment more magical:

  • Find a quiet space — making your own travel vision board is all about focusing on your dreams and desires, so find a time where you can have a few uninterrupted hours to create in peace
  • Turn on some music — music is always a great way to establish ambiance, whatever the style. Pop, indie folk, r&b, classical, or jazz music will all create a mood and atmosphere that allows you to connect with your experience. Just make sure that the music helps you focus and doesn’t completely distract you.
  • Light some candles, burn some incense — lighting and smell can instantly bring us a sense of peace and help us engage with our environment. So feel free to use your favorite essential oil mix, diffuser, perfume, or lotions to deepen the mood.

Step 5: Frame, Hang, And Enjoy It

After you’re happy with your travel vision board, find a place where you can show it off and see it every day.

Hang it over your living room couch or over your bed. The more you see your goals, the better. The consistent reminder (to yourself and to the universe) will help you achieve your dreams. You can even sit with your vision board once a week for ten minutes and think of all the beautiful places you’ve been, and all of the beautiful places you’ll go. Practicing this simple visualization will help you feel gratitude and remind you that there’s a lot left to live for.

Take stock of the first moment you made your travel vision board, and then revisit how many of your dream countries you were able to visit in the next few years.
And as you start to cross countries off of your bucket list, you can always add more pins to keep the dream going.

Remember, your travel vision board is the special gift you’ve given yourself, and allow this powerful tool to attract all of your worldly desires.

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