While we don’t typically love resolutions, we do love taking January to reset on our outlook and remind ourselves that we can always be smarter, more efficient, and more responsible travelers. Here are 8 practical travel resolutions that you can work on this year to maximize your travel experiences:
Some like to think of traveling solo as a right of passage of sorts. We like to think of it as an opportunity to explore a new travel destination while exploring yourself. Traveling solo opens the door to new experiences that just don’t come along when you’re traveling with a partner or group. Plus, you’ll learn a ton about yourself in the process.
Get Global Entry
Instead of just telling yourself to get Global Entry every time you’re stuck in the security line at the airport, you need to follow through! Take some pressure off yourself next time you’re scrambling to catch your next flight.
Maximize Travel Points
What better time to start educating yourself on travel reward programs than now. Savvy travelers that know how to maximize their travel points really save, and those that don’t take the time to educate themselves are literally giving money away.
Save More for Travel
Cook more. Cut coffee. Ditch cable. There are lots of ways to save more for travel. It may be time to commit to changing your lifestyle if you have a big travel goal in mind for 2019.
Leverage Flight Deals
When you want to go everywhere (like us!), leveraging flight deals is easy. You may spot a deal for a destination on your list or take a spontaneous trip somewhere that isn’t on your radar yet. Either way, it really pays off to take advantage of flight deals that are out there.
Still overpacking? Most of us are. But we are here to tell you that you probably don’t need that extra pair of heels or a backup toothbrush. Pack like a pro and lose the just in case items and have comfort that if you forget something or need something in the moment that you can likely get that item in your travel destination too.
Become a More Responsible Traveler
Educate yourself on how you can become a more responsible traveler. Remember to shop locally when possible, choose responsible tour operators and respect local cultures.
Help Someone Else See the World
What better new year’s travel resolution than to help someone else see the world. Help a beginner traveler plan their trip. Give them travel tips so that they are safer and more comfortable. Or just give them the nudge they need to get out there and travel. Sometimes we all need a little nudge.
So, give these some thought and get ahead of your new year’s travel resolutions. Our singular mission at Adventure Assist is to help you get the most out of your travels and these travel goals will help you do just that.
Does your new year’s travel resolutions involve being better prepared for your trips? Check out the Adventure Assist travel notebook today!