Forget about getting healthier, losing weight, taking a class, learning to cook, or making a bucket list. Some travel resolutions might be easier to keep, make you happier, and continue to pay “rewards” for many years beyond. Here are mine, as I am sure you have some as well.
In preparation for 2014, I added more pages to my passport recently. It now looks like a cheap paperback novel.
1. Go on at least one overseas ( defined as a foreign trip across the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans) trip.
2. Visit my 50th and last state in the Union.
3. Attend more music concerts.
4. Ride my bicycle at least 1000 miles this year.
5. Write and publish another travel book.
6. Meet up with at least one friend that I have made from a foreign country.
7. Sip champagne in a country I have never visited before.
8. Earn my doctorate from the Samurai School of Discount Travel.
9. Visit a National Park not previously visited.
10. Encourage everyone I know to travel more.
Most rewarding this past year has been to reconnect with friends from the past. You know who you are, and how much it means to me. It does not matter how long or how far, in California, or across an ocean. They are equally dear and near to me. I can only hope it has been the same for you.