Five travel resolutions that you NEED to make this year.
1. A ‘staycation’ doesn’t count
Sorry but it doesn’t. Get out of your comfort zone and leave the familiar behind. Travel somewhere new and completely far a field, otherwise it will be too late and you’ve spent another year in the same place. Besides, anyone that uses words like ‘staycation’, ‘Brangelina’ and ‘crunk’ needs to get out more.
2. Limit your number of holiday selfies
Focus on exploring rather than getting your hot new profile picture and over 157 likes. Try and see somewhere with your own eyes rather than your phone’s front camera. Reach out your arm to shake people’s hands instead of reaching up for the optimum selfie angle. Nobody likes a narcissist.
3. Try and learn the language
See if you can expand on ‘parlez vous anglais?’. Learning the local lingo is extremely useful when travelling, it opens doors, breaks down barriers, locals appreciate the effort and you never know who you might meet! There are heaps of apps these days like Duolingo that will have you ‘bavardage’ in no time.
4. Travel solo at least once
We’re not saying travel the entire continent of Africa alone, but even if you take just one little trip in 2018 by yourself you’ll see how beneficial it can be. Travelling solo gives you a chance to unwind and relax, without anyone else around. It also teaches you a lot about yourself. There are so many ways to ease yourself into a solo trip, you can join an organised tour or book a flexible bus pass. Trust us, you’ll meet way more people on your own than with a group of friends!
5. Travel MORE!
Make 2018 the year of no excuses. Find the time, save the money, leave the relationship. Do what is right for you, get out there and experience the world, while you have the chance. Because before you know it, you’ll blink and it will be 2078.