Never travelled before?

In the tourism industry we are sometimes saddened to hear people say, “I have never travelled before”. This is a shock to us because we can’t imagine a world where people don’t travel.  We sometimes hear excuses about why they never travelled and we would love to deflate these common excuses.

“I’m scared I’ll get lost.”

Sometimes getting lost is part of an adventure, but our experienced, skilled tour guides will never let that happen!  If you decide to venture out on your own, take a card from the hotel front desk; if you get lost, you can show local people the address where you’re staying, and they can direct you home.

“I’m afraid I’ll get sick.”

Nobody can guarantee you won’t get sick and if this happens, we understand it is incredibly annoying.  We will advise you what vaccinations you will need before your trip. To stay healthy doesn’t mean you should abandon fun!  Indulge in the local food and go out to party, but make sure you’re still eating your veggies, drinking plenty of water, and getting at least seven hours of sleep.  Wherever you go, always check if the water is drinkable.

“I don’t have the time.”

Make the time. You deserve time off work and most importantly you need to spend quality time with your family.  The time is now; you absolutely need it for your psychological, emotional, and spiritual stability.  Talk to us, we will guide and help you take you dream trip.

“I can’t afford it.”

There are amazing places to go to that are not expensive!  If you pick wisely, you can travel on a budget!  You can still find great deals if you take out your magnifying glass or contact us about our ‘Tailor-Made’ packages; we will help you create the perfect dream vacation that suits your budget.

“I’ve never done it before.”

Don’t miss out, change your thinking, get this done and your trip will be worth it. The purpose of your trip is a vehicle for your values; freedom, growth, inspiration, adventure, authenticity, connection, and love.  Tell yourself whatever you want but start planning your trip today!

“I don’t speak the language.”

English is known around the world, everyone knows at least a word or two and that gives you a massive advantage!  You can use phone apps to translate words and you can show these to the people you’re trying to communicate with.  It is polite to learn a few words in another language; hello, goodbye, thank you and bathroom are important!

“What about all the paperwork?”

To the non-traveller, booking flights, looking into paperwork, and booking accommodation feels like a huge task waiting on you.  Well don’t ever think that way.  Tell us where you want to go, what you want to see, and we will help you along the way. We will make sure you and your family get to experience your dream holiday!  Let us shape dreams into true stories.

“It’s not safe to travel!”

No matter where you go, keep your valuables concealed, stay out of dark alleyways.  Check with your hotel front desk where they suggest you go, and if there are any areas you should stay out of.

“I like to be in my home town.”

Get out of your comfort zone.  You have your established, friends, activities, hangouts and possibly jobs. You are comfortable in these daily roles and the idea of breaking out can be scary and uncomfortable. The problem is, you learn the most in uncomfortable, unfamiliar situations. In your daily routines, you know how to act and respond to people and your surroundings.

Being in a new place, with different people, who hold different values and go about life in an unfamiliar way may seem scary, but once you figure out that you can connect with people despite differences, and you can navigate foreign environments, you become a smarter, more competent individual. Embrace the discomfort; search for it, because it is helping you grow.

“I don’t have much confidence to travel!”

Traveling builds confidence; as you conquer the obstacles of figuring out how to ask for simple things, you are building confidence and the ability to adapt in foreign situations. You realize that you can do things, despite the obstacles.  Suddenly the obstacles seem less obstructive and more like welcomed challenges.

“I don’t know much about other cultures.”

You will develop cultural sensitivity,you will learn underlying values that explain a certain behaviour or practice.  Being aware of cultural values and norms is not only fascinating, but can help you understand international issues and conflicts, or even relate to the cultural norms of a foreign business partner. It is an important skill to be able to shift perspectives and see where someone else is from.  Cultural sensitivity will help you with your communication on both business and personal levels.

Travelling introduces you to people who are generally very friendly and love to talk about their home and culture. Making friendships in other countries can make this big world seem a little smaller and help you feel more connected wherever you go.  Meet as many people on your travels as you can. It will make your time more enjoyable because the locals know best!

Taking your dream trip isn’t only possible, it’s an absolute necessity!  Don’t hesitate, contact us now!

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