It’s that time of the year when we think of making serious changes in our lives by preparing a list of resolutions we must follow. While some of the common resolutions involve physical fitness, weight loss, a better job, quitting smoking/drinking, more family time, finances or picking up a new skill, travel buffs might already be thinking about their travel goals for 2022. Let us make it easy for you….
Here are our top New Year’s Travel Resolution ideas and suggestions for you to take inspiration from:
Resolution 1: Explore your own country – How many have explored their own land?
How about exploring your own country first before wandering off to other countries? The best part is that you don’t need a passport or a huge budget, no hassle of applying for visa, travelling on long haul flights or exchanging foreign currency and no COVID19 test as well. It’s not only easy but also affordable to discover the beauty in your backyard. India is a unique country rich in culture, heritage and diversity and one of the leading travel destinations where travelers can experience everything from bustling metro cities to tranquil villages, dazzling attractions, adventures, waterfalls and chasing sunsets.
Resolution 2: Utilize the weekend breaks – Make the most of it
If you’re someone who enjoys weekend offs, choose to spend those wisely. Don’t throw away Saturday and Sunday lounging around your house or doing nothing. Make the most of your hard-earned money even if it’s just a staycation.
Resolution 3: Travel Solo – It’s a great confidence booster
It’s always fun to travel with family or friends but sometimes a little ‘me time’ is just exactly what you need. Though, being on your own can be a little overwhelming and daunting but it’s an extremely exhilarating experience in life. Traveling solo leads to self-discovery and reveals your talents, strengths and potential which you never knew about before, plus you get to pick and choose without the interference of anyone else’s opinion. It’s a great time to reevaluate your life, inspire your heart and enjoy your own company.
Resolution 4: Loose yourself – Go with the flow
Try not to plan every minute of every hour of your trip, leave it very casual and play everything as it goes. When you plan, you are forced to stick to a strict schedule. Of course, it’s always nice to have some idea of what you plan to do on your trip to avoid last minute disappointments, but if you plan everything, it takes away the opportunity for the most fun and spontaneous adventures.
Resolution 5: Indulge in more adventure sports – Push yourself past your limit
There will always be a side of you that craves the feeling of adventure pulsing your body. If you fancy the thrill of an adrenaline rush, get adventurous on your next trip. It may be tough, scary and a bit of a challenge, but that’s what makes it so much fun and fulfilling. Further, it is always better to try and fail than never to try at all. It doesn’t matter if you’re a true adventurer or more of a couch potato, no matter where you travel, there is a wide range of adventure activities to choose from.
Resolution 6: Stay with locals – Live like a native
Whether you’re travelling domestic or international, visiting a metro city or a remote village, staying with a local offers a unique insight into the local life. You get a peek into their daily routine, learn their traditions and cultural depthlessness first-hand, enjoy the most authentic experiences
and relish their scrumptious homemade food.
Resolution 7: Make new travel buddies – “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
The beauty of traveling isn’t just about discovering new places, but it’s also in the people you meet and friends and connections you make along the path. They can be fellow tourists or even locals.
Meeting new people helps you expand your social network and make new friends in every corner of the planet. By the end of your trip, you’ll surely have made great like-minded friends for life.
Resolution 8: Put away your phone – Go on a tech-free travel
In today’s digital world, technology follows us everywhere. We’re constantly hooked to the internet, computers, and social media platforms, it’s just so hard to completely disconnect. If you feel the same, this resolution idea should top your list. The need of the hour is to break free of your devices, shut off your work email, inform your coworkers that you’ll be unavailable for some days. Take a total break from the likes of smartphones, email and social media and just live in the moment, pay attention to what’s around, soak up those memories than being occupied with capturing pictures and sharing them on social media. Not every moment of your life needs to be documented. Try this and you’re guaranteed a wholesome vacation!
Resolution 9: Travel lighter
While preparing for your dream trip, one common problem that most travelers face is overpacking. Not only will a heavy baggage slow down your fun time, cause tiredness, inconvenience and awkwardness to drag across your journey but airlines may also charge extra fees.
Hence, it is vital to try to minimalize the weight you carry around. Pack only things you’ll need the most. It may not be easy but there is something liberating about traveling light feeling in control, with nothing weighing you down. Besides, how nice it will be to not worry about dealing with a bunch of unnecessary luggage.
Also read: Checked and Carry-on Baggage Restrictions Simply Explained
Resolution 10: Explore one of the wonders of the world each year – A world of history and culture
Though there is something wonderful waiting to be explored in every nook and corner of the world, the iconic monuments (Great Wall of China, Chichén Itzá, Petra, Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum, Taj Mahal) are listed in the wonders of the world for a reason; they stand out from the rest of the monuments for their stunning architecture and artistry. It may take a few trips to visit them all, but it’s not as difficult and expensive as you may think. Besides, every journey begins with a single step. Vow to visit one wonder each year and it won’t too long till you’ve seen them all in this lifetime.
Resolution 11: Learn a new language – Makes travel easier and more enjoyable
When traveling to another city or country whose native language you don’t speak, it can be quite frustrating and embarrassing to communicate only through hand gestures, facials expressions and few poorly-pronounced common phrases. Learning a new language is not only rewarding but can also serve to be very useful for your travels. Primarily, there won’t be any language barrier; being familiar with the language of the natives can help you navigate outside the tourist zone and connect and interact with the place and its people without relying on translation apps.
Resolution 12: And finally, step out of your comfort zone because life starts at the end of your comfort zone.
How easy is it to get too comfortable in life? The sense of achievement when we do something by getting out of our comfort zone is unparalleled. It is only when we think and act outside of the box that our lives start to get meaningful. Take a solo trip, learn a new language or culture, do something you’ve never done before, make memories, travel by metro or any other public transport on your trip or indulge in any one of the above ideas and see the difference.
So, what are your travel-related New Year’s resolutions? Do let us know in the comments below!
We hope this inspires you to get out there and get exploring! Whatever your travel goals for 2022 are, we’re here to help. Grab the best deals at Akbartravels.com for flight tickets, hotels, visas, holiday packages and much more for both India and International travel.
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