We all know the drill when it comes to the New Year, from the gym memberships and diets, to the promises to spend less and save more. We also all know that more often than not, these turn out to be empty promises, despite our best intentions!

It’s always much easier to keep to resolutions when they’re inspired by what you’re passionate about though – and for us, it’s naturally all about travelling.

So don’t stress over the diets and gyms this year, why not resolve to see more of what the world has to offer, and to immerse yourself in amazing new cultures?

We’re thinking that’s a much better way to spend 2017 – and we’ve got plenty of New Year’s travel resolutions to help you do it…


Learn the language

It’s easy to stick to what we know when we travel, but learning some of the local language – even if you just aim for ten words – is a great way to widen your experience of a new country, and the interactions you have within it.


Say ‘yes’ more

A lot can be gained from an unplanned adventure – from learning surprising new personal truths, to experiencing things we would never have once expected. Make your 2017 the year of spontaneity, because a lot more can be gained from simply saying ‘no’ less.


Go on a safari

You are truly missing out if you are yet to go on a safari! It’s quite difficult to even put into words how incredible these sorts of trips are, the unique mix of magnificent wildlife and cultural encounters together with spectacular scenery is just breathtaking!


Get off social media

Checking emails and social media accounts undoubtedly stops you from fully experiencing a new environment – so switch off properly, embrace your trip and worry about the hashtags when you’re back home.


Plan an active holiday

From walking, to biking and hiking, an active holiday is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in even the smallest of details your new destination has to offer. Not to mention it’s also a great way to indulge in some delicious new foods, without feeling too guilty…


Go it alone

It’s always fun to travel with friends and family, but often travelling alone can really help to further push us out of our comfort zones, as well as giving us the time we need to not only reflect, but to recharge.

Needless to say travelling solo is a valuable opportunity to establish new, interesting friendships abroad too.


Do some good

Lastly, and most importantly of all, why not give something back this 2017? It may be volunteering for a local charity or going abroad to work with endangered wildlife. Regardless of the experience, volunteering is a wonderful way to help others, as well as creating valuable new opportunities for us to learn and grow from.


Help us to transform the way we travel this 2017 – please share this post on Twitter and Facebook! If you’re interested in volunteering this year, take a look at our life-changing range of projects, from working with underprivileged communities to caring for sick and injured wildlife.