Every new year begins with its newness and it’s important to come up with new guidelines or rather resolutions to guide you throughout the year. The most important part is not in making resolutions but in keeping them. Looking at your past experiences, it is likely most of your resolutions are either not achievable or can’t be kept.
Here are travel resolutions as told by one of my best friend and a great Syracuse dentist that you can easily achieve and keep throughout the year. It is essential to make this year the best year of travel.
Explore Your Own Backyard
While you may feel more confident to share guides on the best destinations in New York or Beijing than your nearest city, you shouldn’t lose sight of the gems right under your nose. It’s time you saw your ‘hood from the perspective of a visitor or tourist. Purchase a guidebook to the local area or city and look for tourist attractions or destinations you’ve never visited.
Get out of your Comfort Zone
Let this year be different by joining group tour or even going alone. The point is, mix up your travel style. Travel is one of the most effective ways to shake up your usual lifestyle.
Start Making your Travelling Plans
Most people don’t want to travel because of factors such as career, finances, family, or fear. Well, it’s time to stop those excuses and make your travel plans. How are you going to do this? First, start by identifying the barriers to travel and face them head on. If it’s about finances, start saving; if you are always confused on where to go, go ahead and consult travel experts; if it’s your career, proposing to your boss a trip that can boost your resume might help.
Take Better Pictures
Make your travel experience this year exciting by taking better pictures. How are you going to achieve this? Find out ways of taking decent smartphone snaps. Joining a photographer’s meetup or Enrolling for a photography course can be good the options as well. Don’t return home from a trip with hundreds of snaps that you can’t even edit and share.
Don’t stuff unnecessary items into your bad during travel this year. The moment you find yourself struggling to stuff a bumper-size shampoo into the bag, stop and ask yourself if it’s worth it. Restrict the volume of your suitcase. This will help you solve your over-packing problem. This year, downsize and prioritize what you need.
The number of tourists globally continues to increase every year. It’s important to understand the fact that travel choices have an impact on the environment. As you travel around this year, consider using public transport, dispose properly plastic bags, and choose tour guides who respect wildlife.
Learn to Unplug
Let your 2017 travel experience have minimal distractions especially from smartphone. Delete email apps and disable social media notifications to minimize distractions. If you don’t have a travel journal, get one.