Have you noticed that your travel style has changed over the years? This is not uncommon and, in fact, is expected as our society shifts from a consumer economy to an experience economy.
According to Forbes, 1 in 4 millennials would rather pay for an experience over a product. We are influenced most by our friends and social media. By sharing the things that you love to do on a daily basis you are inspiring others to venture out and try the same experiences, or they are inspiring you.
This goes for travel too. Have you ever caught yourself day-dreaming about taking a trip solely because you saw someone post pictures of their vacation on Instagram? Don’t worry- us too. For many millennials traveling is no longer a luxury but a means to improve one’s lifestyle. So, as you begin to plan your next vacation ask yourself the following questions:
Have your travel must do’s changed over the years into more experience-based opportunities such as culinary, cultural, artistic, or natural experiences rather than materialistic ones?
Part of this “experience economy” is just that- experiences. We find that more and more of our travelers are looking for unique experiences while traveling rather than the fanciest hotels. These experiences can range anywhere from up-close encounters with wildlife, to an authentic cooking class in the home of a local. Whatever your most passionate about your vacation can be tailored to you so that you’re left feeling inspired at the end of the trip.
Are you interested in educational and adventure opportunities to come back with a wealth of knowledge?
These feelings of excitement, enrichment, and rejuvenation are significant in the growth of wellness travel across the globe. If you are looking to make changes in your lifestyle habits maybe it’s time to venture on a wellness journey to begin or enhance the healthy choices you want to make in your day-to-day life. You are twice as likely to stick to the goals you make while traveling then if you were to begin at home.
Do you find yourself looking at taking shorter trips multiple times a year or one large trip per year?
If so, you may be apart of this change in travel known as micro-cations. Micro-cations are short trips, anywhere from 3-4 days, typically over a weekend where you can pack in as much as possible without missing too much work. The best part of micro-rationing is you can take multiple trips throughout the year to several destinations, rather than one long trip to a single destination.
As you are planning your next trip, think about what you want to take away from it. Is it to become one with nature? Maybe it’s to finally kick-start that diet you keep putting off. Maybe you want to check off a couple of your bucket-list destinations in one year by taking several micro-cations? Whatever your travel desires are let Epperly Travel help you make them come true.
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