It's officially 2016! A whole new year lies ahead, brimming with possibilities. What will you do? Who will you meet? But most importantly, where will you go?
With a clean slate begging to be filled with places gone and things seen, it's time to start thinking about your resolutions. Skip the old standards; everyone will be resolving to lose those Christmas kilos and be more organised. Why not fill your list of 2016 to-dos with travel goals?
Say it with me now, "I resolve to ..."
Explore My Home State
Everyone gets so wrapped up in planning overseas getaways, which is great, but don't forget to take a peek at what's in your own backyard. Australia is full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Make 2016 the year you get to know your home state. Planning is easier, quicker and generally cheaper.
Try Solo Travel
There's something about hitting the road on your own, setting out on a new adventure that you know will be just for you. You can do what you want, see what you want and go where you want without having to compromise to make anyone else happy. 2016 is the year of you!
Plan More Weekend Getaways
To assist in your quest to travel more in the New Year, dedicate yourself to make the most of your weekends. It doesn't matter if it's a mini camping trip to your favourite beach or a short break to someplace new with the kids, weekends are the perfect chance to escape it all for a day or two.
Make A Travel Wish List ...
As you're taking stock of 2015 and looking ahead, make a list of all those places that you're dying to see. Writing them all down is the first step in planning to make them a reality.
... And Tick At Least One Destination Off
With your list complete, resolve to visit at least one destination on said list. What else are you making that list for? Be it a far flung holiday in exotic Asia or that holiday in New York you've always dreamed of, write it down, set your goals and make it happen. There's no better time than 2016.
Eat Something Unusual
While you're off gallivanting around the globe, make a point of getting out of your comfort zone every once in awhile. And what better way to do that than by eating a local delicacy? This is the stuff that holiday memories are made of. Plus, you'll have a great story to tell your friends and family when you get back.
Learn A New Language And Use It
Everyone resolves to learn a new language, but how many resolve to actually put it to use? Make this year the year that you do just that. Not only will you impress all of your friends with your superior brain power, but you'll open up your travel horizons by delving head first into a new culture. What's more exciting than that?
Use Up All Of My Annual Leave
Saving the best for last, 2016 will be the year to resolve to use up all your annual leave. With so many places to see in this great big world of ours, it's time to use up every last drop by getting out there. Explore that backyard. Try new things. And tick some destinations off that wish list.
Now go forth young grasshoppers and TRAVEL!