Building Your New Life!
Unit One: Creating a Vision Board and Travel Plan
This is your chance to let your travel dreams run wild without the limitation of time, money, conflicts, and anything else that may get in your way. By the end of the lesson, you will have completed a Vision Board for yourself, as a couple, or as a family. You will also draft your first travel plan.
- Read Chapter 1 of Family Travel on Points eBook.
- Watch the following video, How to Make a Vision Board + Current Me vs Future Me, by Lavendaire, and follow the steps suggested in the video to create your own vision board.
- Read and Print Vision Board Assignment for instructions and a supply list.
- Watch Travel Plan Instructional Video for tips on how to complete your travel plan.
A fun way to materialize your goals in every aspect of your life is to create a vision board. This activity will help you visualize where you are today in your life and where you want to be in a year in terms of travel. Focus on your top travel destination, find words to motivate you, and place it somewhere visible in your daily life. For example, placing it in the living room offers the opportunity for daily reinforcement for you and your entire family.
How to make a Vision Board
Travel Plan Rough Draft
Download and Print the travel plan template . Watch the Travel Plan Instructional Video for step by step instructions about how to complete your rough draft.
Here is what you need to do
- Make a list of all the stakeholders. Who is involved in the planning or traveling with you?
- Make a notation of travel time availability for all of the stakeholders. Are some people more flexible than others? If you are traveling alone, is your time flexible? Singles may benefit from high peak time travel to meet new people if desired.
- Challenges you may come across either financial or availability and how you plan to solve them.
- The comfort level of your accommodations. Are you open to only high luxury or are you willing to stay at a lower rating accommodation to either extend your travel time or lower your cost? Make a list of acceptable accommodations for everyone involved.
- Keep your completed rough draft in your journal.
Travel Plan Instructional Video
Before moving on to the next unit, you should have ...
- Narrowed the general goals of your travel.
- Completed basic research about your destination and listed the activities you have in mind.
- Created a paper or electronic Vision Board and/or "Current Me vs. Future Me" assignment.
- Created a travel plan rough draft.