Why you should make 2017 the year of Travel.Most of us won’t follow through on our New Year’s Resolutions. No matter how badly we convince ourselves this will be the year we will lose weight or work less or take up that passion product, the numbers don’t lie.
I think there’s one New Year’s goal, in particular, that’s worth following up on travel. Many people jot down “travel more” on their list of resolutions; but at the end of the year, vacation days go unused, and that dream trip remains just that—a dream.
Why not finally make 2017 your year of travel? Here are just a few of the reasons:
1.It Doesn’t Have To Be That Expensive
One of the top reasons we find people don’t follow through with their resolve to travel more is because of the misconception that it will be far too expensive. While yes, traveling does take money, it doesn’t have to be as pricey as you might think.
In fact, There are plenty of travel hacks that can help you save money on airfare and accommodation. You might have to think creatively (and sacrifice the five-star hotel) but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.
2.It Broadens Your Perspective
We’ve always believed that travel is one of the quickest ways to break down perceived barriers between cultures, ideas, and beliefs. At the end of the day, we are all more alike than we are different—and experiencing cultures different than our own is one of the most effective ways to remember that.
With social media bubbles often reaffirming our limited world view, 2017 is the time to expand our horizons and broaden our understanding of those with different beliefs than our own.
3.It Fosters New Passions
When we were traveling full-time, many friends and family thought that meant we were drinking cocktails on the beach every day. While yes, there were some margaritas at sunset, traveling also provided us with the perfect avenue to further our other passions.
For example, maybe one of your goals this year is to get physically fit. For your next vacation, you could try a cycling tour of Argentina or a r. Or maybe you finally want to learn how to cook or paint, so you join that culinary or artist’s weeklong retreat in Tuscany. No matter what you choose, combining your passion projects with travel offers the perfect opportunity to push your comfort zone and stimulate your creativity.
4.It Makes You Happier and More Productive
Science Proves that travel might be the secret to happiness—and who doesn’t want a little more joy in their life? This year, rather than spending that extra money on material possessions that will quickly become old news, why not invest in travel experiences that will stay with you forever?
That means no more making work an excuse.
Are you ready to make 2017 your year of travel?