Your travel bucket list

There are so many sad tales of unrequited travel plans from recently retired people. 

Either they’ve been struck by sudden illness or they simply hadn’t planned well enough to incorporate all the varied destinations and experiences they dreamed of while they were working.

Like anything worthwhile, a valid and achievable Travel Bucket List requires planning, research and direction. This is where a professional and knowledgeable travel consultant can be your guide.

Budgeting, planning, saving? 

It all sounds like a financial plan doesn’t it? Financial planners assess individual’s financial needs to help them achieve short and long-term goals. They recommend investments to match the client’s retirement goal. 

The travel adviser that’s right for you will assess your travel needs and help with planning, budgeting and sourcing out the travel suppliers to match your travel goals.

Find a travel adviser who wants to work with you to create the travel dreams and experiences you desire.  Someone who listens. Someone who asks questions. Why? Where? And How? are powerful tools in assisting us to tailor-make an itinerary that is customized to your requirements.

Create a five- to 10-year travel plan now regardless of age. The right consultant will determine which suppliers and destinations can deliver to your personal level of expectation. 

This travel “line” of sorts can incorporate short and long-term goals. Weddings and honeymoons, milestone events, multi-generational trips and retirement travel. 

As your travel budgets, requirements and expectations change, so too will your trusted travel advisor’s focus and direction.

Machu Picchu on your List? The right travel adviser will help you budget your time and money along with the right seasonality, the health and visa requirements and will offer optional inclusions to make this dream destination shine!

Ahh, Africa. This destination is the exotic gem that tops most Bucket Lists. Experiencing her vast wilderness and indigenous cultures is a daunting task to those without a plan. 

What time of year, how much time do I need, what sort of visas and travel restrictions apply?

An around-the-world cruise? Which cruise line is right for you? Big, brash and full of entertainment options? Or smaller, elegant and inclusive with an emphasis on the itinerary?

For those serious about starting or adding to your personal Travel Bucket List, you should check the following travel trade shows ( http://www.traveltime.ca/okanagan-travel-shows) in Kelowna and Oliver in June. 

Well travelled and experienced travel suppliers will be presenting short seminars on their personal product and will be on hand for one on one discussions regarding destinations and lifetime experiences. 

It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your own travel horizons.

“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”Randy Komisar


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Joy has long been a believer in the art of travel: the belief that a vacation is something to be anticipated savored and then long remembered as one of life’s great adventures. 
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