9 New Year’s Resolutions for the Avid Traveler

With the New Year comes the dreaded question of — got any New Year’s resolutions?

Typically, I’m a cynic who believes that New Year’s resolutions turn into disappointment and self-hate around January 12, but this year I’m trying something a little different.

Instead of attempting to reverse old habits, save money, lose weight or whatever, I’m looking to enhance my life with a few travel-inspired goals.

9 New Year’s Resolutions for the Avid Traveler:

1. Get out of the country.

It’s amazing how life-giving it can be to experience life outside of the United States.


2. Get points for miles traveled.

If you’re a credit card user who loves travel, it’s in your best interest to apply for a travel rewards card.

And, the cool thing is — there are a ton of different types! So, whether you’d like to collect airline points, hotel points or general travel points, there’s something out there for you.


3. Get approved for Global Entry.

For just $100, you can apply for Global Entry. This service grants you all the privileges of TSA PreCheck (fast screening, no lines or removing shoes), plus expedited screening at Customs and Border Protection checkpoints when entering the U.S.

Plus, it’s good for five years!


4. Don’t overindulge during your travels.

Though trying new foods is undoubtedly one of the best parts of travel, it doesn’t mean you have to pig out.

While on the road this year, try to focus on eating healthy — at least most of the time.


5. Learn to pack smarter.

I’m pretty sure over-packing is something most people struggle with.

This year, plan ahead, make a list, check it twice — and only pack the essentials!


6. Use all your PTO days.

It’s crazy how healing days off are. And, it’s crazy how many Americans end the year with spare days off.

Use them all, people!


7. Be spontaneous.

This year, be more spontaneous with travel!

Even if it’s a short weekend getaway or a trip somewhere close by, there’s a lot to be gained from unplanned adventure.


8. Buy plane tickets early.

Don’t procrastinate when it comes to buying plane tickets!

This year, save some serious cash by planning ahead and not hesitating when it comes to clicking that purchase button.


9. Stay healthy while on the road.

This year, pack workout clothes — and use them.

Honestly, taking a jog or visiting the gym while traveling will give you an entirely different view of the place you’re visiting.

So, ready to head out on your next adventure? We can help!

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