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Take Your Big Trip Workshop: Make a Plan to Travel the World

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A Big Trip is a multi month adventure where you leave the comforts of home and explore the world. Make a plan to travel the world with with this five-step process to lead you to your travel dreams. By Take Your Big Trip (TM) (C)2015. Presented at SXSW Interactive 2015.

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Take Your Big Trip Workshop: Make a Plan to Travel the World

  1. 1. How  to  Take  a  Big  Trip:   A  workshop  to  plan  your  trip     around  the  world   Kris9n  Zibell         @takeyourbigtrip   Takeyourbigtrip.com  
  2. 2. How  to  Take  Your  Big  Trip   All  these  pieces  make  up  the  start  of  your  plan  to   take  9me  off  and  travel  the  world   Vision   I9nerary   Budget   Next  Steps   Q&A  and   Resources  
  3. 3. Workshop  Guidelines   •  Each  sec9on  will  be  about  15  minutes   •  I’ll  introduce  and  then  we’ll  work  together   •  S9ckies  for  any  Qs  along  the  way   •  Sharing  helps  everyone   •  There  will  be  homework  for  you  (not  me)   •  I  will  send  out  list  of  resources  that  we’ve   covered  aTer  the  session  
  4. 4. Let’s  Talk  About  You   Photo  credit:  JD  Hancock  on  Flickr  (crea9ve  commons  license)  
  5. 5. What  is  a  big  trip?   •  A  trip  that  lasts  one  or  more  months     •  Includes  more  than  three  des9na9ons   •  Requires  that  you  leave  your  current  life  to  go  off   and  see  the  world   •  OTen  prompted  by  wanderlust     •  Some9mes  a  lifelong  dream     •  Focus  on  the  slow  and  deep  vs.  the  tourist   checklist  
  6. 6. Examples  of  big  trips  
  7. 7. Envision  Your  Big  Trip   Photo  by  Travel  Lass  on  Flickr  
  8. 8. Big  Trip  Visioning  Exercise   •  You  just  won  the  lo^ery  and  can  leave   tomorrow.     •  Describe  Your  Big  Trip  in  Two  Pages   •  Anything  is  possible  
  9. 9. Write  a  Postcard  to  Your  Friend   Photo  by  Caspian  Levers  on  Flickr  
  10. 10. Comple9ng  the  Vision   •  Let’s  share   •  Revisit   •  Homework:  Memorialize  the  Vision     – Type  this  out     – Create  a  Vision  or  Pinterest  Board  of  what  you   wrote  about  
  11. 11. I9nerary     Photo  by  Opoponax  on  Flickr  
  12. 12. Exercise   1.  Review  your  visions  and  highlight   1.  Places   2.  Ac9vi9es   3.  i.e.  Yoga  retreat  in  India,  learn  French  in  Paris   2.  On  each  index  card,  write  the  highlighted   place  and  ac9vity     3.  Write  the  amount  of  days  you  would  like  to   spend  in  the  place,  doing  the  ac9vity  or  in   place  
  13. 13. Comple9ng  the  I9nerary   •  Organize  by  region:  Asia  (Excluding  Japan),   Europe,  Japan,  Africa,  Middle  East,  Central   America,  South  America,  Australia  &  New   Zealand   •  Label  each  with  a  region  and  a  total  number  of   days   •  Homework:     –  Create  a  spreadsheet:  place,  ac9vity,  days   –  Each  card  is  a  line  item  
  14. 14. Let’s  Get  Together   •  Move  to  the  table  of  your  region  
  15. 15. Determining  Your  Big  Trip  Budget   Photo  by   Paul  Downey  on  Flickr  
  16. 16. Budget  Exercise   •  Worksheet   – Es9ma9ng  what  your  trip  would  cost  (per  month   – Es9mate  ongoing  expenses   – Es9mate  coming  home  cushion  
  17. 17. Comple9ng  the  Budget   •  Let’s  share  totals   •  Is  it  as  much  or  as  li^le    as  you  thought?   •  Homework:     – Change  places  and  dates  to  get  to  a  comfortable   number   – Es9mate  your  own  per  day  costs  with  research  on   hotels  in  places  X  3  
  18. 18. Next  Steps   Photo  by  sunrise  Odyssey  on  Flickr  
  19. 19. Current  State   •  Yourself   •  Family/Friends   •  Money   •  Job/Career   •  Housing  
  20. 20. Day  Before  Departure   •  Yourself   •  Family/Friends   •  Money   •  Job/Career   •  Housing  
  21. 21. 1  Year  ATer  You  Come  Back   •  Yourself   •  Family/Friends   •  Money   •  Job/Career   •  Housing    
  22. 22. Exercise   •  Use  worksheet   •  Where  you  are  now   •  Where  you  need  to  be  the  day  of  departure   •  What  are  one  to  three  steps  you  can  do  to  get   there  (macro  or  micro)  
  23. 23. Comple9ng  the  next  steps   •  Share   •  Homework:  Think  of  one  thing  per  category   that  you  can  do  on  a  monthly,  weekly,  and   daily  basis.  
  24. 24. Q&A   Photo  by  3oheme  on  Flickr    
  25. 25. Solo  Travel   •  You’re  never  really  alone   •  Backpacker  trail   •  Start  with  a  group  trip  to  get  lay  of  land   •  Safety  is  different  abroad  than  at  home   •  Women:  Do  research  on  country  before  going    
  26. 26. Wrap  Up   •  What  will  you  do  tomorrow  to  begin?   •  Resources:     – An  email  will  be  coming  to  you  with  some  links   – Takeyourbigtrip.com   – Facebook.com/takeyourbigtrip  
  27. 27. “Un9l  one  is  commi^ed,  there  is  hesitancy,  the  chance  to   draw  back,  always  ineffec9veness.  Concerning  all  acts  of   ini9a9ve  and  crea9on,  there  is  one  elementary  truth  the   ignorance  of  which  kills  countless  ideas  and  splendid  plans:   that  the  moment  one  definitely  commits  oneself,  then   providence  moves  too.       All  sorts  of  things  occur  to  help  one  that  would  never   otherwise  have  occurred.  A  whole  stream  of  events  issues   from  the  decision,  raising  in  one's  favor  all  manner  of   unforeseen  incidents,  mee9ngs  and  material  assistance  which   no  man  could  have  dreamed  would  have  come  his  way.   Whatever  you  can  do  or  dream  you  can,  begin  it.       Boldness  has  genius,  power  and  magic  in  it.  Begin  it  now.”   -­‐Goethe  

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