Plan the Trip of Your Dreams in 2015

Plan the Trip of Your Dreams in 2015

I always feel super excited to start a new year! When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day and we collectively hop the timeline into a brand new year, I can’t help but feel a sense of renewal. It’s as if my slate has been wiped clean and I’ve been given another chance at a fresh start. Now that I think about it, that’s the same feeling I have when I wake up each morning!

But another reason I love the New Year is because it presents a bunch of new opportunities for travel. Whether I plan to explore countries I’ve never stepped foot in before or whether I plan on returning to old faves, I get downright giddy over the possibilities! Towards the end of each year, I write out a laundry list of places I’d like to visit in the New Year. Whether it’s a day trip to a city nearby, a long stint abroad, or a trip to another state here in the U.S. that I have yet to visit, all of my wish list destinations go on my travel planning list. Then, I organize that list based on the month that I’d like to take the trip, making sure to factor in things like the best seasons to travel in terms of weather and price, holidays, and special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Let’s just say that our list for 2015 is rather long as Jave and I have quite ambitious travel plans this year!

But you may be wondering exactly how I turn my travel wish list into a travel reality. Well, whether you’re traveling near or far, and regardless of how long you plan on traveling, there are lots of factors and moving parts that go into planning any trip. So, I thought it’d be a great way to start 2015 by helping you sort through your travel planning chaos by offering a live trip planning class online!

This Saturday I’ll be hosting a FREE online training to help you get your trip planning ducks in a row. I’m going to cover a lot of ground during this class, so you don’t want to miss it! Here are the deets:

When: Saturday, January 31 at 12pm (PST)

Where: Online

What Will You Learn?

  • Tips to choose your next destination that fits within your budget
  • Tips to save money on airfare and hotels
  • Tips to plan and save money on activities, tours, etc. once in your destination
  • Tips to incorporate free volunteering opportunities into your travels
  • And MUCH more

Register: Click here to register

Sound good?

I’m so looking forward to connecting with you this Saturday! Until then, if you need some visual inspiration to choose your next destination, follow me on Instagram.

Tell me, where are you headed in the New Year? What kinds of info/tips would you like me to include in Saturday’s travel planning class to help make your 2015 travel dreams a reality?

  • So sorry I missed this! I hope it went well and that you will be doing another one!

    • Dana Carmel

      Thanks, Nadeen. More to come in the near future! 😉

  • Oops! Just read this now. How was it?

    • Dana Carmel

      Awesome! 🙂

  • Awesome stuff, too bad i could not attend (time zone might be a bit tricky for me). Hope you hold more webiners and looking foward to your adventures in 2015.

    • Dana Carmel

      Thanks, Rachel. I know – even on weekends, the timezone issue is always tricky with international participants.

  • Mike

    This is so awesome that you did this for free for folks, Dana! I hope it went absolutely terrific and that you had a wonderful turnout online. They sure had one good instructor leading them! 🙂

    • Dana Carmel

      Thanks, Mike. It went very well. 🙂

  • Ah, looks like I’ve missed this! You’ll have to give us more warning next time as it sounds like you covered some pretty interesting info! Excited to hear more about your plans for the new year too 🙂

    • Dana Carmel

      Yes, I sure did cover lots of details. More to come in the near future, so stay tuned! 😉

  • Hi Dana, how wonderful of you to offer this free service. I’m sure it would be very beneficial to the participants. I hope it went very well. I look forward to hear about your ambitious travels in 2015. I’m sure they will be amazing.

  • This sounds awesome, Dana! I wish I could join on Saturday but I’ll be out for most of the day. Let us know how it goes and hopefully there will be more in the future!

    Happy travels 🙂


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