While saving for your travel, do you ever find yourself completely changing where u wont to go and for how long, or find your self planning 2, 3 ,4 even 5 trips ahead. I havnt gone on me first trip yet and im planning where I wanna go when im 20,21,22,23,24,25...!
I was also dead set on doing SEA and Oz, but now im thinking WHV for Canada, think im spending to much time on TP.com!!!
Welcome to the club!
I haven't really planned out that far....I see something, or hear something (Or in in the case of TP, read something) that makes me want to see a particular place....I think the list is up to 43 right now.....
I change mine all the time, I will be thinking I am definalty going there and then I will see a special offer or something like that and I will forget all about the place that I was orgionally intending to go.
As well as I can never pick a date to go home as I am on a british passport so I can stay over in Europe as long as I want and have no time frame to go back to Australia
[ Edit: Edited at May 31, 2006 5:17 AM by Ava_Aus ]
I know that problem, I think I must have changed my mind about where I want to go in the summer a couple of hundred times. I try not to think about future trips though because I know that if I feel compelled to change my destinations constantly for just this summer anything I decided on doing in a couple of years would be changed beyond all recognition by the time it actually happened. I think there's a lot to be said for just getting up and going somewhere without having an in depth plan first.
I have a list of places I want to go to. When I find that not only I have the time but also the money, I tend to go through them to find out what is feasible. Often I check the fares (train or plane) that I need to pay to get there. Then I calculate whether it is doable, often several options at the same time. Then money is usually the deciding factor.
Last year I was trying to go to Hajj because my old passport with the Israli visa had finally expired, I had the money and opportunity to get issued a visa, but my boss torpedoed the plan at the last minute by forbidding me to take my holiday during hajj time. I had to change my plans on the spot, leaving me with 10 days to plan my holidays, book a flight and go. I got dead set upon going to Syria. Turned out I went to Egpyt because the flight to there was 50 percent cheaper!
My next trip (this summer) will be going to Iran, because I had the "misfortune" to pick up the Lonely Planet Iran edition in a bookstore. Reading the entry chapter corrected my impression that such a trip was hard to organise. Yet I put it off, planning to go to Russia and do the Transsib/Silkroad train instead. I researched flights and travel to Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan for a few weeks. Ended up with flight offers to Iran that were to good to be true. Seeing them I kept my browser window with the offer open. I reseached some more facts for a few hours online, then booked. Pretty spontanous, as just a few hours ago I had been looking at flights that would take me to Russia!
Yes...definitely been faced with that problem myself.
We have been planning on doing a drive through australia since Dec last year. And yet we have made other arrangements of some sort for something else.
Why dont you make a list of the pro's and con's for each destination and then make a definite booking.
Go with your gut feeling and forget about the other distractions.
All the best
Wel the shit has hit the fan now. i got in a bit of bother tthe other night, got arrested but also broke my hand, which means i cant work for atleast 6-8 weeks! maybe 12 if they hav 2 rebreak it! Im so tempted to take the savings that i have and blow it on a smaller trip, u can travel with a broken hand rite?
you can but wouldnt you rather wait? Imagine there was something you really wanted to do like Handgliding over Rio or mountain climbing in Peru.. youd be gutted...in my opinion!
On the subject...when I was planning my trip to Brazil it started off as 1) a trip to Iran to work for my Uncle 2) a trip from Egypt down through to S.A, 3) round South America...
until I got to three months in Brazil which was amazing! It never matters where you go! as far as I'm concerned you can have a fantastic time anywhere in the world (including my own back garden )