Are Your Travel Plans In Sync With Your Resolutions?
Before you hit that BOOK NOW button…. Ask one question.
How’s this trip looking against my resolution/promise to myself/word for the year?
Travel to go deeper into life. Go home feeling not just rested, but enriched, inspired, at one with yourself and the world.
Keen to meet new people? Travelling solo practically forces you to reach out to strangers. Joining a small group trip based around a destination or an activity/experience makes it easy to connect with like-minded folk. There are plenty of good people in the world… go meet them.
Need to get out of your comfort zone? That won’t happen at the swim-up bar. Decide how far you want to push yourself and do your research. There’s no point in setting yourself up to fail. Everest isn’t for everyone.
It’s your year to give back? Try combining a trip with a spot of volunteer work. Do your homework first, beware of the likes of orphanage tourism. Check out Projects Abroad , Blue Ventures , GVI for starters.
If reading is your thing, plan the book list, time and perfect space into your itinerary for the pleasure of guilt free, uninterrupted, reading time. You might want to give your travel companions the heads up if they are not so bookish.
Just want to dance all night? Salsa? Flamenco? Put yourself in the hot spot for your dance style. Tap Dancers meet up and jam all around the world. Ella Lehaf, organiser of the Australian Tap Dance Festival spills her tips here.
Amp up your promise to walk every day by taking a hiking holiday. These 6 Reasons To Love Hiking On Hills will get you going.
Like the idea of an outdoor adventure but can’t give up your comforts? You can opt for posh tents known as ‘glamping’ or a luxury dog sledding adventure in Finland. Warning… the prices may make your eyes water.
Looking for stillness? Try a silent retreat.
Learn something new. Martial Arts. Writing. Cooking. Photography. Whatever’s your thing. Book onto a retreat that allows you to dive deeper into the subject with an expert. Enjoy the total immersion.
If it’s your year to get into shape, there’s ‘000’s of retreats to choose from. Everything from ‘go hard or go home’ style fitness , meditative yoga, detoxifying wellness programs, to cycling a la Tour de France. Here’s my 9 tips on picking the right retreat for you.
The list goes on and really depends on your individual desire.
Getting your travels in sync with your resolutions will result in experiences that are less about ‘escaping’, and more about ‘engaging’ in life.
I see it happen on every one of our Sharing Bali & Beyond trips. We’re heading to Timor-Leste, Fiji, The French Alps, Bali and Sri Lanka this year. You’re welcome to join us to live out some Active Travel + Simple Luxury style resolutions.