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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Travelers

If you’re an avid traveler, or even if you want to start traveling more in 2020, then you’re probably setting New Year’s resolutions based on your desires to have new experiences and adventures. You’ll probably set resolutions based on what you like to do and want to see to customize your travel experience

You might make resolutions based on your desires to visit museums, participate in outdoor activities, or view architecture. Whatever the reasons behind your travels, it’s important to set goals and plans for 2020 so that you can make the most of your time and money. On that note, here are 6 New Year’s resolutions you can set that will help you plan your travels this year and become a more experienced adventurer. 

Plan short weekend trips

Sometimes it’s nice to have a weekend retreat. Short weekend trips will give you something fun and exciting to look forward to during the workweekplus you’ll be able to spend more time traveling. Your weekend trip can be within driving distance or by plane, it’s up to you! So bust out your planners and make plans for some weekend trips in 2020. 

Try new foods

This year is the perfect time for you to get out of your comfort zone and try new cuisine. Research which types of food you haven’t tried yet, look up restaurant menus online, and consider trying different types of restaurants. Think about making a bucket list of new foods to try. The options are endless, from juicy steaks to sweet desserts, it just depends on what your taste buds prefer. Bring out your inner foodie by setting a goal to try new foods when traveling this year. 

Create a travel journal

Journaling provides a great way to document the details and experiences of your trip so that you’ll always remember them. Writing can help you remember the names of the places you went to and the adventures you went on. Basically, travel journals help you reminisce about your journey. Create a travel journal this year, so that at the end of the year, you can look back on all of your expeditions with fondness. 

Visit a local spot

With the advent of Instagram, many popular tourist destinations are becoming more crowded with people looking for the perfect photo op. To avoid these crowds, you can travel to less touristy spots to find a local environment. It can be exciting to explore a place that is only known by locals. Setting resolutions to visit more local spots can help you have a truly individual experience while traveling. 

Stay at a unique hotel 

Checking into a one-of-a-kind hotel and exploring it can be a fun escapade. Boutique hotels can be especially extraordinary, with exceptional room service, luxurious amenities, themed rooms and decorations, and delicious restaurants. Exploring a unique hotel can be an exciting endeavor and a great idea for a travel-oriented New Year’s resolution.

Read travel books

Setting a goal to read a travel book before your next excursion will help you know more about your destination. Reading travel books can help you know more about the history, language, culture, geography, and architecture of a location. These types of books can also tell you where the top spots are in the area, like the best restaurants, bars, or art museums. Additionally, you can read articles about the place you’re traveling to online. This resolution will help you become a more knowledgeable traveler. 

Setting your travel goals

These 6 unique New Year’s resolutions can help you become a well-rounded traveler. You’ll be able to travel more if you set a goal to go on short weekend trips. Or you can set a goal to get outside your comfort zone and try new foods while traveling. Creating a travel journal can be a fun goal to complete and can help you remember your adventures throughout the year. Visiting local spots can be an enjoyable resolution as well since you’ll visit more diverse places. Setting the goal to stay in unique hotels can guide you to have more unconventional experiences. Lastly, reading travel books before your trips will help you be more educated and knowledgeable about your destinations. 

Once you select your travel resolutions, decide how you will put your goals into action. Make sure your 2020 New Year’s resolutions are attainable and realistic. Now you’re ready for an upcoming year filled with sightseeing, adventuring, and exploring! 

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