As travelers, it's easy to get in a rut, or stuck in one particular way of thinking. As we face a new year of adventure, let's vow to look at the way we travel and make a few resolutions. Let's all say this together! We resolve to...
...be a better global ambassador exhibiting the best aspects of America.
...take any and all vacation time we've earned...and steal whatever extra days off we can.
...go someplace new in 2023, instead of returning to the old tried and true go-to vacation destinations.
...stop saying we've "done" a country, knowing deep down that we could never really know a country unless we lived there.
...consciously unplug for longer and longer stretches when we travel.
... NOT do last minute "guilt" souvenir shopping at the airport shop on the way home.
...take better pictures--but not so many that we forget to see what is in front of us.
...learn something new in each place we go about the culture, language, cuisine, politics, history and religion.
...turn strangers in strange lands into our friends.
...not let technology get in the way of us meeting fellow travelers and indigenous people when traveling.
...be more patient dealing with the trials and tribulations of traveling -- be they TSA lines, surly customer service airline reps, over-packed late flights, noisy hotel rooms, boorish fellow travelers or screaming babies.
...integrate travel more into our lives, as we have with a good diet, exercising regularly and sleeping right. Travel is good for us in so many ways, be it physically, mentally and spiritually
Happy New Year! I look forward to working with you to plan some amazing trips for you, your family and friends!
Lisa is the travel loving, animal adoring, Mickey Mouse hugging owner of Dreams Delivered Travel.