Folks weren’t shy about announcing their New Year’s resolutions for 2018, and Twitter was able to use key words (in English) to create a list of the most popular resolutions for the new year. Of that list, we wanted to line up the top five for you to prove that you do not need to put travel on the back burner to maintain and accomplish these new goals all year. In fact, adventuring is one of the most powerful tools for self reflection, discipline and priority sorting.

1. Work Out

Ah yes. It’s no surprise that a more stern, or you know, existent, exercise routine topped the 2018 New Year’s resolutions list — we’re pretty sure it does every year. Are you hitting the gym in your new Activewear? If not, browse through for latest Activewear collections, which provide maximum support with comfort, breathability and on budget with the latest promo codes & discounts.  The fear of missing a week at the gym however is no good reason not to travel! You could, alternatively, choose an adventure that makes the gym look like a lounge on the couch. There’s plenty to see and do out there that requires hard work en route. Any active travel plans, such as rock climbing, hiking, skiing and so on, are sure to keep you on top of your work out game during your trip. Plus, if adventure travel isn’t your deal… come on, lots of hotels have gyms. No excuses.

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2. Be Happy

Sure it’s obvious that a trip will be fun and therefore make you happy, and you’ll be happy when you look back at the great memories, but is it really that “deeply satisfied with life” kind of happy? The kind you’re really looking for this year? YES. IT IS. Because travel opens doors and opens your mind, it’s quite likely you’ll even accidentally stumble upon a way of life rather unlike your own, and if you’re open to learning about different cultures, perspectives and practices then you might just find one you connect with enough to take home with you and make a part of your every day life. Maybe you’ll find that key, that missing link to your unfaltering contentness.

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Photo via Flickr/Geee Kay

3. Lose Weight

Despite what vacation packages and big expensive restaurants want you to believe, travel does exist without a sampling of like seven cake varieties and pastries. I know. Hard to accept, but true. If you’re serious about slimming down this year and want to remain mindful of your good healthy habits but are still looking for a fun foodie trip, visit someplace exotic, where natural sweet wonders will do only good things for your new 2018 bod.

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Photo via Flickr/Sue Povey

4. Stop Smoking

I think if this is your resolution then it’s probably not the first time this has been your resolution. You know very well that this is a path of temptation and a major case of the grumpies. Completely reasonable that this is not the year for you to crash in a shared hostel or hop on a group tour bus of chatty southerners. You can stay in it to win it and book yourself a relaxing trip to avoid the sometimes common anxieties of travel. Try a spa or a nature resort. Stay calm, you got this.


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5. Unplug

I know what you’re thinking: how do I travel without plugging in these day? Directions? Bookings? Sharing all those sweet pics? Go old school. Yes you probably have to book your initial flight and hotel online, but other than that, there’s really no need for that WiFi. Maybe you don’t even fly or stay in a building, maybe you take a road trip… bike trip… go camping! This is your chance to learn to read a map, make friends when you inevitably need help reading your map, connect with the vastness of nature or the vastness of your thoughts, whichever you’re more comfortable with, and when you get back invite all your pals over for drinks and a photo slideshow so you can actually tell them about your journey instead of them clicking through it on Facebook.


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What’s your travel New Year’s Resolution?

American by chance, but Roman by choice, Sarah is currently feeding her adventurous soul with expatriatism and pizza. Her finest moments are always on the wrong bus with a backpack and an upside down map, waiting to see what the world’s got for her next, so long as she can blog about it. She likes writing more than talking, dolphins more than humans, old movies more than new, and Rome more than anything else.


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