Have you ever taken a moment to think about how incredible our world really is? Trying to wrap my brain around both the natural and manmade wonders of this place that we call home can be a bit daunting. As someone who loves to travel (but who has unfortunately not yet traveled outside of the country), I often spend my time planning dream vacations. There is nothing wrong with dreaming a little, and having these dreams and goals in mind can be an effective motivation tool. If working hard now means you could take that trip to Europe you've been waiting your whole life for, why not do it? So, I encourage you to dream. Find that place (or those places) that you would give anything to see, let those thoughts carry you forward, and see where it takes you. Here are a few of my many dream vacation destinations:
1. South Africa
4. Bora Bora
7. Machu Picchu
10. Costa Rica
This list could really go on forever. The fact of the matter is that there are just so many beautiful places in this world. If we set aside the negativity that often plagues our perception of certain places, then we can really start to appreciate their beauty. No, I will probably not travel to all of the countries and destinations which I have included in this list. Circumstances beyond my/our control such as safety could hinder plans to travel to any one of these places. That, however, is not the point. The point is to make a list, to dream a little. These dreams do not have to be as big as riding a camel in Egypt, either. While I did not include any in this list, there are plenty of places that I still want to see in the United States. It's OK to start small. Take weekend trips and get a taste of the excitement. As time goes on your dreams will get bigger and bigger and your motivation will grow accordingly. Let this drive you. Take what our beautiful world naturally gives you and use that to better yourself, and have fun while you are at it. You never know -- someday we might meet as we ride camels through Egypt. Just dream a little.