As we’re rapidly approaching the end of 2020, and entering into the new 2021. In the new year, many people choose to make New Year’s resolutions and goals for the year ahead.
By all accounts, 2020 has been an extraordinary year, and for travelers, it will be remembered as the year we were grounded.
At the starting of 2020 people had planned to do this, visit some places but because of the pandemic, nothing could be possible. Then why not look forward with positive energy in this new year.
While looking ahead with anticipation to 2021, here are 5 suggestions for travelers for New Year’s resolutions.
Its the fact future is uncertain but we wish the life will be on track so soon.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty ready to see the back of 2020! But for all of the chaos, disruption, and disappointment, 2020 was a year that had a lot to teach us as travelers.
While there is still so much uncertainty about what the future holds, especially for the travel industry.
I want to look forward to the new year with the hope that things might start to change for the better.
So rather than dwelling on the bad bits, let’s look at the things we’ve learned from 2020, and turn them into actions for 2021 and beyond.
Here seem to be my top five New Year’s ideas for travelers.
It is to not take our right to fly for granted if 2020 has taught us something.
So if it is safe to travel in 2021, say yes to any opportunity you get. Start planning that bucket list vacation you’ve always said “someday” to, take a spontaneous weekend break.
2020 advised us that it’s too short for life. So stop putting off the things you want to do and the journeys you would like to take.
As long as it is safe to do so, treat yourself to trips a little more in 2021.
Another lesson we’ve learned from 2020 that we can take forward in 2021 is to appreciate what we have locally.
Many of us took the time to discover local gems while we were unable to travel, and we don’t want to forget this as soon as we can step on a plane again.
So if we can travel in 2021, be sure to factor in the occasional staycation to continue seeing your local area through the eyes of a tourist.
It’s easy to forget how beautiful our backyard is when we have access to the whole world. Don’t take it for granted!
With all of the time you’ve had to reflect while not traveling, have your thoughts turned to sustainability?
A great New Year’s resolution for travelers heading into 2021 is to strive for more sustainable travel.
It’s not as difficult as you might think to make a few small changes, and it can have a huge impact.
2020 has reminded us how fragile our earth is. Throughout lockdown across many countries, the planet had an opportunity to breathe without the presence of people.
Let’s build on 2020 and use it as an excuse to move forward, not backwards, when it comes to sustainable travel.
It goes without saying that it has been a tough year for the travel industry. And while we all want to do our bit and help out wherever we can, there are some destinations that have been hit harder than others.
If you’re planning a trip, seek out destinations where tourism is the main contributor to the local economy.
Coastal areas from your local seaside town to tropical islands usually depend heavily on tourism, so these are ideal locations for your 2021 break.
You can do a quick Google search to find places that have been hardest hit by travel restrictions for some inspiration for your next trip!
Finally, in 2021, let’s travel a little slower. I’m sure 2020 has helped you to appreciate the little things in life that little bit more. To value people and experiences above anything else. I certainly have!
So moving forward, let’s focus on really living in those experiences, rather than ticking countries off your bucket list.
Walk a little slower and take the time to appreciate the beauty of the scenery or the architecture. Take a day out of visiting tourist attractions to hang out in a café and meet the locals.
It’s a beautiful world that we live in, so let’s take the time to fully appreciate it.
So, these are my top five New Year’s ideas for travelers. Let’s begin to look forward seeing new endeavors and try to be a better traveler in the process.
Do you start the year with a couple of New Year’s resolutions? Let’s response on your 2021 resolutions.
I’d love to hear about what your 2021 resolutions are and what the New Year has in store for you!