‘Shut up, I’m manifesting’.

You might have scrolled past the memes or seen the tutorial videos – manifestation is the latest wellness craze doing the rounds on socials.

Manifestation is the belief that positive thoughts = positive experiences. Rhonda Byrne’s book The Secret brought the concept to our TikTok feeds. It’s about how to apply the law of attraction: turning positive thinking into legit life changes.

Now, we’re all for channelling good vibes, but sometimes even the universe needs a little help to get sh*t done. So here’s our six-step guide to help you manifest that immense Euro/North American/Asian trip you’ve been dreaming of.

PLUS: right now there’s ✨ 25% OFF your dream trip✨. Don’t leave it to fate – book before the sale ends on 28 February.

woman sitting on a bed with a cup of tea and fairy lights looking at a map in a book

Step 1: Make a travel mood board

It doesn’t matter if it’s a physical vision board or digital, just be specific about where you want to go. This is YOUR adventure.

Dreaming of the snow-capped Swiss Alps or the Canadian Rockies? Set up a mountain inspo album on your phone. Got the buzzing cities of Japan on your mind? Make Tokyo your lock screen. Drop into the mazes of Venice on Google Street View. Save inspirational quotes about travelling. Fire up Duolingo and start learning the language. You get the idea – where do you really want to be?

a travel mood board with maps, photos and inspirational quotes

Step 2: Imagine yourself there

You’re watching the sunrise glow over the Taj Mahal on our Namaste India trip. What can you touch, hear and smell? How does it feel? Use the methods of meditation and mindfulness to clear your head of the daily grind and immerse yourself in that moment. It’s good for the soul.

the Taj Mahal, India glowing red with the sun low in the sky

Step 3: Work towards your goal

It would be pretty sweet if repeating a mantra or writing down travel dreams for 33 days really made them happen. But in our hearts we know that life goals are only reached if there’s action to back them up. We rec you make a savings target – it’s a concrete way to turn plans into realities (pssst: our 25% off sale means you already need to save less $$ to book that trip…).

Step 4: Find a friend who shares your travel dream

Spent 2020 talking dream destinations with a mate? It’s great to share bucket lists, and it means more of that positive energy that manifesting is all about. Plus – now someone else knows your savings goal. Friends don’t let friends spend all their money on ASOS.

Thinking of travelling solo? Topdeck trips = real connections with people. Your tripmates have all the positive vibes you’ll need – you’re living the same dream, after all.

two young women looking out at a mountain scene

Step 5: Lock in the dates

Crack out the Sharpies and stick the trip in your wall calendar. Input the data on your iPhone. Fax the deets to your nan. And DW if Covid affects your plans – Topdeck bookings are extra-flexible, so no drama.

Show the universe you’re not messing around. This. Is. Happening.

Step 6: Book your tickets

It’s not gonna work otherwise. Don’t delay – the universe waits for no (wo)man.

Still not 100% about which adventure to start with? Check out the full list of Topdeck’s incred 2021 trips here.

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