A vacation is one way to take time off work and reflect on your goals for the year, season, or even quarter. It’s a time to evaluate side by side your goals, the progress made as well as the challenges you have faced. Having a vacation far away from home is especially recommended because it puts your mental and entire physique in a reflection mode.
You forget work (well sometimes), forget your usual environmental conditions that may or may not favour creative thinking and you have enough space to fire your thoughts on what truly matters to you this can be your job, career, family, business etc.
While this is a moment of reflection and self-realization, it is also a period set aside to properly enjoy one’s self devoid of the little distractions that badge into our daily joy moments.
Sadly, not a lot of people observe vacations
The reasons are enormous, ranging from no money, no time, no preparation, lots of work at the office, to trivial reasons like “I don’t know where to visit.” Though some of these reasons are very valid, howbeit, with proper planning, anyone can achieve anything.
Interestingly, some of the excuses have been resolved in this post; like where to visit and how to get funds for the trip. More on how to get the funds needed for your vacation later, but first, let us look at 5 awesome places you should consider if you are planning a vacation anytime this year.
The Adirondacks, New York
Let’s start from America, The Adirondacks is one of America’s first vacation destinations, Built-in 1927. New York’s Adirondack Mountain region has been luring travellers since the late 19th century with clear lakes, pure air, and 46 high peaks to climb.
You can still visit in classic style. Reopened last year after a respectful renovation that brings a touch of urban grandeur to the charming town of Saranac Lake, this is should definitely make your A-list of places to go this year.
Rabat, located on the Moroccan coast, is the country’s capital and a top tourist destination CNN named it one of the top travel destinations of 2013, and since then it has even improved the more.
Morocco offers so many different kinds of experiences. You could do a camel trek in the Sahara Desert and sleep under the stars, you could have tea with nomadic Berbers to learn about their lifestyle.
To take your fun to the next level, you could also have a walk around the Djemaa el Fna square (probably the largest market square in Africa) in the evening when musicians, dancers, and storytellers come out.”
Olumo Rock, Nigeria
Looking for something local? Olumo Rock is your destination. Hike through to the top of the impressive rock formation of Olumo Rock and discover the history and mysteries of the rocks that served as a refuge during the inter-tribal wars.
You can also enjoy an amazing aerial view of the city of Abeokuta from the top of the rocks. Oh, yes you can visit the Cathedral Church of St Peter, the first church in Nigeria. All these in one visit, it’s definitely a place to go.
Egypt, home of the ancient Pharaohs. Egypt is a dazzling destination of temples and tombs that wow all who visit. With vast tracts of desert, superb scuba diving, and the famed Nile River, there’s something for everyone.
If you are looking for a mix of experience in activities ranging from culture to adventure and relaxation, then Egypt is your destination. There’s so much in stock for travellers here.
Egypt’s most tranquil town is Aswan, set upon the winding curves of the Nile. Backed by orange-hued dunes, this is the perfect place to stop and unwind for a few days and soak up the chilled-out atmosphere.
Take the river ferry across to Elephantine Island and stroll the colourful streets of the Nubian villages. Ride a camel to the desert monastery of St. Simeon on the East Bank. Or just drink endless cups of tea on one of the riverboat restaurants, while watching the lateen-sailed feluccas drift past.
Kenya is definitely one of the places you should add to your consideration list, especially if you are looking at having an African experience. Lamu especially is a place that would interest you.
Lamu is nestled in the surrounding villages and it also has islands that around it. It has an irresistible appeal that visitors love. The Locals are friendly, the weather is moderate, it’s indeed a place to go when you need a wow African experience.
So now that we have taken care of the inspiration to travel, I believe you are now geared up to go for that vacation
But there’s one more crucial thing about Vacation; Money
Money is the number one reason why a lot of people don’t travel for vacations, for the most part, it is not like there is no money available to them, they just don’t have the information on where to get this money.
Most people would immediately turn to their family and friends to ask for financial aid for their vacation. The problem with this approach is that your family and friends would immediately classify you as biting more than you can chew, and even if they have the money, they would hesitate in giving it to you.
Another approach people often take is to look at their savings with the hope that it will be huge enough to finance the vacation and still remain fat.
That approach also is not healthy because money is never enough, and when you think of starting your savings all over again, you might as well just forfeit the trip. Before you know it, years have gone past and you are still there trying to save enough money.
A very successful and smart way of getting money to finance your vacation is to approach a financial institution and request financial support to the tune of your vacation expense, with a view to repaying monthly over a period of time.
This way, you are not breaking your savings account, you are not being shamed by family and friends, and you are not under pressure to repay in a very short term. There are several financial institutions that provide such loans. Page Financials has proven to be leading this space in Nigeria. They provide loans to salary earners in Lagos and Ibadan, to the tune of between ₦200k and ₦5M.
The loan is disbursed within 3 hours upon verification of applicant’s data
Here’s the fun part, repayment is super convenient. You re-pay gradually between 3 to 12 months as you please. Everything happens automatically online so you don’t even need to see anyone face to face. From the point of application up to the point of repayment, everything is handled by their intelligent system.
However, if you need to speak with their support team, they are available 24Hours every day via phone (016317243), email (email@example.com), webchat on the website (pagefinancials.com) and in-app chat on the Page Mobile App.
Now that you have the information, what you do with it is really what will determine if you are going to make that next holiday trip or if you will procrastinate it like all the others. Call 016317243 to speak with a financial adviser to help you decide if you qualify for the loan.