If you want to get the most out of your family travels, try out these New Year’s travel resolutions. Now you don’t need to take on all these travel resolutions. Perhaps just pick a couple, and they will get you that little bit closer to your family travel goals. If anything, they’re a bit more exciting than cutting calories.
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 prioritize travel over material items, but it’ll be worth it.
Use up all your annual leave
How some people finish the year with leave outstanding, I will never know. If you’re in regular employment, take the paid break from work and go on an adventure and make memories with your family.
All talking family members learn 5 foreign words for each country you travel
Hello. Goodbye. Thank you. Yes. No. These words go a long way and will guarantee a smile from any locals you encounter. Especially if it’s your little ones saying them.
It just makes traveling life easier; take only the bare essentials. Don’t bother packing any toys because you know they won’t play with them. Nappies can almost always be bought on arrival.
Step outside your comfort zone
This will be your best adventure yet! There might be a few challenging moments, but they will be totally outweighed by the incredible memories your family creates together.
Make a photo book or calendar
Try and do one each year. This is much more manageable, and they are a beautiful memento. Still don’t have the time? Well in that case, make a travel calendar. There are 12 months in the year, that’s just 12 photos you need from your previous travels.
Get in the photos
Getting a photo of the kids is easy. Hubby and kids – also easy. Mom and the kids – need to work on that a lot. Moms seem to always be the one behind the camera, but in future years the kids are going to want that reminder that mom was on vacation with them too! Also work on getting more pictures as an entire family.
Think about how your travel effects the environment. We all see the videos going around social media about the devastating effect of our plastic use – but are you doing anything about it? Use a water purification bottle, pack metal straws and a bamboo toothbrush. If you’re visiting a beach, collect any litter and dispose of correctly.
Forget about social media
This is easier said than done. However, we can get obsessed with getting the ‘right shot’ and posting our perfect holiday on to social media, that we forget to live in the moment and appreciate the now. Try leaving your phone at home for a weekend away.
Make 2020 The Year of Travel!