Let 2012 be the year that you try something new in the world of travel!
Over the past couple of weeks we have been asking our readers and followers to answer our facebook question and be in with a chance of winning tickets to the London Boat and Outdoor Show in January.
The question was, ‘With 2012 just around the corner, what is your travel related New Year’s resolution..?’ and lots of you have got involved with adding your answers, there are certainly some great plans out there – lets hope they become a reality in 2012!
So, our top 5 New Year travel resolutions are…:
- Learn a new language – This is where Brits really let themselves down when overseas, many of us do not put the effort into learning the local language so I am really pleased that this is our most popular answer. Let’s hope the tide is changing and people do start learning new languages.
- Immerse myself in a new community – This is one of the greatest benefits of a well spent gap year or career break. If you can spare the time to be away from home for a month, or ideally more, then you can really immerse yourself in the local communities that you will be helping. In all of our teaching and childcare projects, volunteers live in the heart of the community and become good friends with other staff and people in the community. This is one of the best ways to really learn how other people live.
- To remember ALL my electrical bits, chargers etc – I know that we would all appreciate having a little more time and a little less stress when packing for a big trip! If you are heading off on your long awaited gap year or career break, make sure you give yourself a couple of weeks to really get yourself ready for your trip, make lists and do a couple of trial packing sessions!
- To do something different this year – This is the great thing about travel, there is so much to see and do in the world that you should always be able to find something new to do! Whether it is learning to become a ski instructor, becoming a surrogate mum to monkeys or teaching children English in Africa there is so much to do!
- ‘Travel’ to my local gym – I think we all say this after the Christmas and New Year food and festivities! If the gym is for you in 2012, STICK TO IT!