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Make New-Year's resolutions you can actually keep - travel!


This year I will go to the gym; I will eat less chocolate; I will lose weight.

Yup - New Year's resolutions we have all made and which have fallen by the wayside quicker than we made them.

So how about making resolutions you can actually keep? Resolutions you will want to keep? It is easy - make resolutions about the thing you love most - travel.

Here are some great ideas for travel New-Year's resolutions you can and want to keep!

Get active

And we don't mean going to the gym. Instead, resolve to go on a hiking or cycling vacation. Travelling on two feet or two wheels you cover a much smaller area but you get to see that area in depth. We offer them for all different fitness levels. Check out our posts about the world's most popular hikes or the ten most popular cycling trips.

Do something you never thought you would

For some this may be doing an active trip. For me personally it was going to Antarctica. It had never been much on my radar yet it turned out to be one of the best trips I had ever done. And last year I ended up visiting Chernobyl, something I was hesitant about given the radiation. It turned out to be one of the most interesting (spooky/sad/life-changing) day trips ever.

Make a bucket list (give yours)

You don't even have to leave home to do this. Make it, revise it often and look it at whenever you plan a trip. We have all heard about people who suddenly were not able to travel anymore. What if that were you - did you see what you wanted to see?

Here are some of the items and destinations on my (ever-expanding) bucket list: Armenia & Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, l'Anse aux Meadows, Caribou migration, Kamchatka, NW Passage, sky diving, Wildebeest Migration, balloon ride, dive/swim with humpbacks, see the monarch butterflies in Mexico, raft the Grand Canyon, hike the Faroe Islands.

Make a dream come true

Take a good look at your bucket list. Now pick one item and make it happen. A year ago I travelled to South Georgia. It had been on my bucket list for 17 years. What dream will you fulfill this year?

Spend more time with your family

Perhaps you (grand)children live in different parts of the country. Perhaps their lives are so busy you do not get to see them as often as you want. One way to see lots of them and to get to know them, is taking a trip together. Check our tips on how to plan a great multi-generational trip together. Quit your job and travel

I love my job but I remember times when it was not so great. And I resolved it by quitting my job and travel. It allowed me to get a new perspective on life, recharge my batteries and think about the next chapter.

Take a sabbatical

Of course quitting