New Year's Travel Resolutions

7 New Year Travel Resolutions

Scrap the crash diet on the 1st Jan. Instead, make 2018 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.

New Year Travel Resolutions

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, 2019 is The Year of Travel! 🙂

 

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6 Comments

  1. Great resolutions. Hope 2017 is a great year for you and your family.

  2. largerfamily

    Brilliant tips and completely agree with going away for birthdays. Everyone remembers an experience they had years ago over a “thing” they received at the same time.

  3. My daughter turned 6 in Malaysia when we were on our Round the World trip. Even though she still had some party supplies, cake, a few presents and got to spend some time with the orangutans, I think she preferred her 7th birthday at home with bouncy castles and friends. I prefer to travel though and have started to think that maybe I should travel for 40 days to celebrate my 40th this year!

    • Travelling for 40 days for your 40th sounds a fantastic idea! I can image a 7 year old would prefer a party. However, for younger kids (ours are 1 and 3) it’s perhaps a nice alternative. I’m sure your daughter will look back in amazement on her birthday with the orangutans when she’s older.
      Perhaps you could try the bouncy castle for your 40th 😉

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