Where Should You Travel Based On Your New Year’s Resolution?
The time has come again, my friends, to talk of many things. Of diets, stress and taking bets on what the new year brings. And whether you should get organized or learn some brand new things.
The world is full of so many incredible places to explore, so where are you headed next? Whether you're looking to learn a new language, manage stress, or spend more time with those near and dear, we've got the perfect place for your next journey.
Click the link to find out where you should travel based on your New Year's resolution!
What is your New Year's resolution?
- Get In Shape
- Save Money
- Manage Stress
- Quit Bad Habits
- Learn Something New
- Live Life To The Fullest
- Spend More Time With Loved Ones
Get In Shape
Health is key to a long and happy life, so getting in shape should be at the top of your list of things to finally figure out. So, why not head to the city with the longest life expectancy in the world?
The trip might inspire you to finally stick to those healthy choices. Learn a thing or two from the citizens of Okinawa, whose average life expectancy is a solid 85 years old.
The weather is always beautiful on this lush Japanese island, surrounded by aquamarine waters and white sandy beaches.
Siem Riep, Cambodia
Are you the friend who always slips out before the bill comes? Firstly, don't be that person. Secondly, it's high time you get your finances under control.
Now, that doesn't mean you should put your travel dreams on hold. Instead, head to a country with breathtaking landscapes, ancient landmarks and delicious foods...that's also incredibly easy on the wallet.
Siem Riep, Cambodia is home to Angkor Wat, the Bayon and Ta Prohm. You'll get to experience these truly majestic sights without spending much. The cost for a four-star hotel in the area starts at just $27 per night and the average cost of a meal runs between $1.50 and $6.00.
Is your stress ball more like a stress pancake at this point? If your New Year's resolution is to chill out in 2017, we've got the place for you. Denmark is the world’s happiest place, according to the World Health Organization’s World Happiness Report.
They've topped the list a few years in a row now, thanks to the wellbeing of their citizens. You can see what it's all about with a visit to Copenhagen, the country's capital.
Hang where the children's author Hans Christian Anderson once called home and pay a visit to the famous statue of his Little Mermaid. Explore outside of the city to see the country's vast landscapes and learn a thing or two about the world's happiest people.
Deception Island, Antarctica
Are you reading this on your phone? When was the last time you put it down, went outside and got in touch with Mother Nature? Unplug with a visit to one of the most remote places in the world.
Deception Island is frequented by European and South American researchers, as well as tourists looking to explore this remote continent.
Thousands of chinstrap penguins live on the island and visitors will also get the chance to swim in Pendulum cove (the volcanic eruptions have created geothermal lakes, lagoons and pools). Check one more continent off your bucket list and really get away from it all.
Quit Bad Habits
The island of Bali is the mecca of relaxation. It is home to so many incredible natural wonders, with thick forests, volcanic mountains, coral reefs and sandy beaches. It is the perfect spot to reset and refresh.
Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest (to get that monkey off your back), the Tanah Lot temple of Denpasar and hit the beach in Kuta. There are so many options for places to spend the night, as Bali is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
Get rid of those bad habits and recharge with a trip to this vacationer's paradise.
Learn Something New
You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can probably learn a fair amount of Mandarin or Spanish before 2018 comes a knocking. If you're looking to educate yourself in 2017, head to a place where formal education got its start as a source of inspiration.
Bologna, Italy is home to the oldest university in the world, which was founded in 1088 and has never been out of operation. Famous historical figures like Dante, Petrarch, Copernicus and Pope Alexander VI attended Bologna University.
This learned and bustling city boasts many historic landmarks, sights and basilicas, in addition to its claim to fame. It's the perfect spot for some inspiration, education and sightseeing.
Live Life To The Fullest
Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe
Has your New Year's resolution been the same every year for as long as you can remember? Shake things up and start living your life with gusto. Head to a place where few others have been, but many dream about.
Victoria Falls is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Zambezie River, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is the source for these falls.
The Devil's Pool at the edge of the falls on the Zambian side is an incredible place for a swim. A naturally-occurring "armchair" keeps visitors from falling to their deaths, but also makes for a cool photo.
Spend More Time With Loved Ones
Yosemite National Park, California
"It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of nature I was ever permitted to enter." The naturalist John Muir once said this of Yosemite National Park and its sentiment still applies.
National parks are an excellent place spend some time with loved ones away from the bustle of the city, the responsibilities of life and the stress of the daily grind.
Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, this park boats the granite cliff of El Capitan and the mesmerizing Vernal Fall. There are over 800 miles of hiking trails within the park and we're sure one of those trails is the perfect spot to spend some quality time together.
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