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Travel Mantras That Will Change the Way You Travel: Part 1

Travel mantras are key to a successful and fulfilling vacation. After all, traveling isn’t just about exploring new destinations. In order to really get the most out of your trip, you need to ask yourself what you want from it and then commit yourself to getting it. Each trip should always have a theme (or even multiple, if you’re feeling ambitious). Whether it’s relaxation, gaining experience, meeting new people, or something entirely different.

Here are six travel mantras to get you inspired for your next vacation.

1. “Be nimble, the best experiences are never planned.” – Jean Newman, JNG Worldwide

Infuse some spontaneity into your vacation. Don’t plan out every moment of every day. Be ready to go with the flow and jump at new opportunities that present themselves! Don’t be afraid to say “yes” and do the things you’ve never done before.

2. “Spend less, see more.” – Pauline Frommer, Frommers.com

Travel doesn’t have to be a drain on your wallet. Be aware of the different activities in the area that don’t require swiping a credit card to enjoy them. You can often see and experience a lot of a city without overspending.

3. “Always be nice.” – Johnny Jet, JohnnyJet.com

Remember the old saying: you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. The attitude of your vacation starts with you. If you want to enjoy good vibes, meet interesting people, and have an overall friendly experience, then start with a smile and go from there.

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4. “It is what it is.” – Marianne Schwab, TV Travel Show Producer

The worst thing that you can do on your vacation is expect everything to go right. Don’t let minor obstacles stop you from enjoying yourself! Stop, take a deep breath, and ask yourself how you can make the most of the situation you’ve been given.

5. “Life is short, eat dessert first!” – Jacques Torres, mrchocolate.com

Life is too short to deny yourself the things that you want. Whether that’s chocolate, lounging around by the pool all day, or taking an afternoon nap, don’t let other people’s definitions of a dream vacation get in the way of what you want to do.

6. “The journey, not the arrival, matters.” – T.S. Eliot, Poet

Take your time to enjoy the moment. Don’t let the rush to get where you’re going drown out the beauty of getting there. Ferris Bueller said it best: “Live moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

If you have a favorite travel mantra, let us know on Facebook (Trianon Bonita Bay or Trianon Old Naples) or Twitter (@trianonbonita or @trianonnaples). You might just see your mantra featured on our blog!