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10 Travel Resolutions To Consider For The New Year

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


With 2020 just a few weeks away, many people are already thinking about their new year’s resolutions. If you are making travel a top priority in the new year, here are a few resolutions to consider.  

Use Your Vacation Days

According to the Washington Post, 55 percent of Americans don’t use all of their vacation days. Don’t fall into that category this year. Even if it’s just a staycation down the street, take advantage of your hard-earned days off.

Take A Solo Trip

Solo travel is a great way to learn about yourself, unplug, and take a vacation truly on your own terms. Commit to taking a solo trip in 2020 to a place you’ve always wanted to explore.

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RELATED: Why Solo Travel Is Important For Working Moms

Volunteer Abroad

The rewards and opportunities are endless for ways that you can give back while you travel. Find an organized group to join or create a movement all of your own.

Learn A New Language

Have you always wanted to speak another language? Make 2020 your year and commit to taking classes. Online apps and software like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone make it easier than ever to get started. Book a trip for next year to test out your new skills.

Pack Lighter

Maybe this is the year that you decide to start packing lighter. Shed the weight of oversized luggage and multiple bags, making travel easier and more comfortable. You’ll quickly learn that you don’t need much to create a memorable experience.

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Travel Slower

Some of us love to pack in tons of activities and adventures into one trip to see more and do more during the small window of our vacation time. Consider slowing things down in 2020, truly taking in the culture, history, and scenery while traveling.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

With mounting headlines about the negative impact of air travel on the environment, consider taking a train to your next destination. Train tours are a great way to see new countryside both locally and abroad.

RELATED: Scenic Train Tours To Add To Your Travel Bucket List

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Travel can be uncomfortable no matter where you go. But sometimes, taking a leap into the unknown is the most life-changing and inspiring travel choice.

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Make A Travel Bucket List (And Commit To It)

Write down all of the destinations in the world you want to visit and all of the experiences you want to partake in. Choose one or two items on your list to cross out every year and start fulfilling your travel dreams.

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