New Year’s Travel Resolutions

5 Romantic Travel Resolutions

A new year is always a chance for a new start. You can begin this new year by making travel resolutions with your significant other, regardless of time and budget constraints. Make some new travel habits and get out of the rut. Focus your travel plans on fun, fantasy, and festivities!

(1) Plan a real vacation. No, it doesn’t have to a world cruise or first class (but if you can afford it, what are you waiting for?) It does have to be an honest vacation, though. No cell phones, no laptops. Mark the dates on the calendar and keep it. The business of romantic travel, though, is a fun one and an activity that you can plan for months.

(2) Involve each other in the trip planning. All too often, one person gets the job for planning a trip…and that task quickly becomes a bore. Plan your trips together! Anticipation is half the fun. Visit a travel agent. Collect brochures. Buy a guidebook. Rent a video about your destination. Search the internet for information.

(3) Do something you’ve never done. Here you can be as wild as you dare. Go whitewater rafting. Rent a houseboat. Take a hot air balloon ride. Spend the night in a local bed and breakfast. Learn to scuba dive. Dance the whole night away under the stars..

(4) take one mini-vacation every month. Whether it’s for the night or just for the night out, plan one small part of a vacation every single month. you must pretend you’re on vacation. Book a night at a local bed and breakfast. Call your local hotel and find out their non-peak nights (in business-oriented cities, it’s usually Friday and Saturday) then plan a short romantic getaway.

(5) Go to at least one festival. Special events take place at just about every community around the world. Whatever your interests — from square dancing to sandcastle building — you’ll find a festival celebrating with a day or two of fun and food. If you don’t have the time or budget to go far, contact area chamber of commerce or tourism offices within a day’s drive of your home for their calendar of events. If you can, extend your trip into a long weekend. If you’ve got the time and resources, check out some of the major fun festivals: Carnival, Mardi Gras, Rio’s Carnivale. Don’t forget your costume!