Scrap the crash diet on the 1st Jan. Instead, make 2017 The Year of Travel with these New Year’s resolutions that will be fun and benefit the whole family.
1. Start a travel savings account
You need money to travel. Until you win the lottery, put aside a little each month solely for travel. This may mean you have to prioritise travel over material items. But you know it’ll be worth it.
2. Use up all your annual leave
How some people finish the year with leave outstanding, I will never know. Take the paid break from work and go on an adventure and make memories with your family.
3. Be overseas for your kid’s birthday
Kids’ birthday parties can be expensive. Rather than another manic soft-play event, go overseas and make it a birthday that everyone will remember.
4. Travel to a completely new destination
There is a sense of comfort and safety with revisiting a familiar destination. Take on the unknown and bond as a family, creating new memories in a new destination.
5. All talking family members learn 5 foreign words for each country you travel
Hello. Goodbye. Please. Thank you. Milk. These words go a long way and will guarantee a smile from any locals you encounter. Especially if it’s your toddler saying them.
6. Travel lighter
It just makes travelling life easier; take only the bare essentials. Don’t bother packing any toys, you know they won’t play with them. Nappies can almost always be bought on arrival.
7. Travel more
Well, 2017 is The Year of Travel! 🙂