As we enter a new year, we all make resolutions to improve ourselves and our relationships with family and friends. Whether you have been successful in honoring these pledges so far, I have an unconventional suggestion that can help keep you (or get you back) on the right path: travel!
Now to be clear, I am not talking about traveling more frequently (though certainly a worthy pursuit). Rather, I mean using travel as a fun and enticing way to help create greater rewards and incentives for achieving your resolutions. How? Below are some ways you can incorporate travel in common resolutions for a truly outstanding 2017.
Getting healthy is the most popular resolution. However, rather than simply declaring how many pounds you want to shed, why not embrace the challenge and give yourself a goal that will require year-round maintenance? For instance, don’t just plan to run three days a week; instead, train to run the New York City Marathon in November (or another city you have always wanted to visit).
From rekindling the romance with your partner to building a deeper bond with your kids, some of the best memories come from escaping the routine of everyday life. Go beyond just creating a regular date night and instead travel to a destination you have both always wanted to visit. In lieu of just taking up a new hobby with your children at home on the weekends, take it a step further and plan a trip around the shared interest.
Sharpening your skills
Whether playing a new sport or vowing to improve at another, practice makes perfect. But after a while, that can become repetitive. In addition to enlisting friends to play the sport, why not plan a trip to celebrate your commitment? For example, tackling a tough PGA Tour course means bringing your A-game, and as you shave strokes off your handicap, you can also gear up for a golf getaway with friends.
Helping men become Travel MANagers over the past six months, we have shared insights on how to plan a trip. Now it’s time to turn that advice into action.
Just one last tip to remember: Your resolution-based trip should be all about the activity. Look for a hotel that offers value and comfort, such as Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton, so that way whether having a carb-loaded breakfast the morning before the big race or having a place where all the guys can hang and recount the shots of the round, making resolutions a reality takes centerstage. Good luck!