The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the previous year and set yourself goals and resolutions to stick to in the new one. If you are a keen traveler, or want to make 2016 a year of travel for you, then we have the perfect resolutions. Read on to find out more and don’t forget to tell us below what resolutions you will be making!
I will have more original and unusual experiences abroad
So you’ve seen the Colosseum in Rome, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the Sagrada Família in Barcelona but why not make 2016 a year of more unusual travel experiences? Try out an escape room in Budapest, eat at a cafe on a horse-drawn cart in the US or visit the Museum of Eroticism in Paris!
I will use more travel hacks when I go away
Who doesn’t want a New Year’s resolution that will actually make life easier? We all tend to stick to the same packing and travelling routine, but why not use some travel hacks to change-up your vacation game? You can find loads of these on Pinterest from hacks on how to meet locals abroad to how to survive those pesky long-haul flights!
I will support the local economy wherever I stay
The best part of travelling is seeing and living local culture, what’s more you can really participate in supporting the economy of the country you are visiting. You could take a tour with a local, buy handmade goods from the local market or choose to eat with a local instead of in a restaurant chain. Not only can you feel good about every converted dollar you spend, but you’ll learn a lot about local customs, culture and traditions too!
I will try things out of my comfort zone
If the thought of visiting Tokyo both appeals and terrifies you perhaps it’s about time to step out of your comfort zone and get ready for some new experiences in 2016. You could try zorbing in Phucket, dine in the dark in Barcelona or eat snails in Paris!
I will have a digital detox while on vacation
This may be the most difficult resolution to stick to for the instagram addicted among us. But some time away from social media, work emails and the internet in general can really make you appreciate your time away and shift your focus from the phone screen to the local landscape. Take the time to watch the sun set, and not through your iPhone lense! Although, if you don’t think you can manage such a commitment…We do have some tips on taking the perfect travel selfie!
Don’t forget to comment below with your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016!