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10 New Year's Resolutions Every Traveler Should Make In 2023
The past couple of years has been confining for many travelers. Jet setters who were always traveling abroad have been traveling domestically since the pandemic. Fortunately, things are looking up, and international travel is almost back to pre-pandemic days.
If traveling the world is on your list of priorities in 2023, there are resolutions you should add to your list to ensure you live your best life.
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10 new year’s resolutions every traveler should add to their 2023 list:
Take time to explore your city
Most of us desire to explore every city besides our own. Every month, find things to do in your city, like dining at a new restaurant, browsing a local bookstore, or visiting a museum or art gallery. Experiencing what’s in our own backyard opens up endless inspiration and is a great way to feel like you’re traveling without breaking the bank or going too far.
Learn at least two phrases in a foreign language
If you’re traveling to a destination that doesn’t speak English, why not learn to communicate with the locals in their native language? Showing you’re eager to learn the locals’ language goes a long way, and you’ll usually receive lots of love in return. Start by learning the basics such as “hello,” “thank you,” “how are you?” etc.
Do something for the first time
Life is much sweeter when you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone and do things you’ve never done before. Whether it’s zip lining across the El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto Rico or trying escargot in Paris, doing something for the first time is exhilarating and oftentimes life-changing.
Make a travel vision board
Vision boards don’t just have to be for your career or personal goals; they can be for your travel goals as well. Spend an afternoon with snacks, wine, and your crew and curate a vision board of the destinations you want to visit, foods you want to try, and excursions you desire to go on — the world is your oyster.
Add travel to your monthly budget
If you really want to be a jet setter in 2023, make it a priority and add a travel fund to your budget. If you don’t have enough money in your budget for travel, consider cutting other expenses like shopping, drinks at the bar, and eating out. Setting aside 5-10% of your monthly income to your travel fund is a great way to save up for your dream vacation.
Learn to make a traditional meal from a country on your wishlist
Food is a huge part of most cultures. Take a look at your travel vision board, pick a destination and make a traditional meal from that country. You’ll be surprised at how connected you can feel to a place and its people through food.
Invest in really good luggage
A huge part of travel is packing, unpacking, and taking luggage through the airport, hotels, etc. Investing in good luggage is super important. The saying “dress for the job you want” can also apply to travel. Get the luggage for the trips you want to go on. When you have a quality luggage set, walking through the airport feels different, no matter how flustered you may be.
Develop an in-flight skincare and wellness routine
Don’t let long flights get the best of your skin and wellness. Develop an in-flight skincare routine to stay hydrated throughout flights, which can dry out your skin. Make sure to walk around the aircraft every hour to avoid swelling and drink lots of water. A solid skincare and wellness routine in-flight will have you stepping off the plane looking refreshed and ready to explore your dream destination.
Curate your social media feeds for travel inspiration
Social media is really what you make it. If you desire to travel the world in 2023, curate your social feeds to show you other travelers doing the same. Be sure to follow Travel Noire’s Instagram for travel news, tips, and guides to destinations worldwide.
Build a capsule travel wardrobe
Packing can be stressful — how many times have you stuffed clothes and shoes in your luggage and only come home with more than half of what you packed unworn? Building a capsule travel wardrobe avoids overweight baggage and the stress of picking out outfits while on your trip. It will also save you money in the long run, so you can spend more on enjoying destinations.
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