After popping countless hors d’oeuvres, clinking glasses, and belting out Auld Lang Syne off key (or was that just me?)…it’s time to ponder what we hope to achieve in the year ahead. Here’s why we believe traveling more should be your New Year’s resolution.
- Because you deserve it after 2016.
From a tumultuous election and global political turbulence, to losing many of our beloved artists and public figures – it seems we all could use a fresh start after last year. What better way to shake it off than pack up and gain fresh perspective from a bit of jet-setting?
- Nothing inspires change like travel.
Live a happier life. Meet new people. Challenge your comfort zones. We find that travel can be the answer to many other popular New Year’s resolutions that people set each year. It can make us happier, wiser, more cultured, and more tolerant. If you’re looking to really make some positive changes this year, traveling just might be your way to do it.
- Because it’s easier than ever.
Unfortunately, traveling is also a commonly broken New Year’s resolution. When it comes down to the headaches of planning or budgeting, people often let this one slip. However, many apps, websites and travel planners make this part easier than ever to book affordably. Travel bloggers are constantly introducing us to new and fun experiences. Airlines continue to add new hubs and airports, and it seems the travel industry is increasingly more connected.
- It’s a fun one.
I enjoy dieting on tasteless foods and killing myself at the gym, said no one, ever. Alright, jokes aside, working on your body and striving to be healthy is a great resolution as well. But luckily “no pain, no gain” doesn’t apply to travel. Traveling allows us to encounter new cultures, try new foods, and embark on new adventures. From camping in Dubai’s desert to dog-sledding through Iceland’s terrain, there’s an experience for everyone in 2017.