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Skip The Resolutions

Create a New Year's and travel bucket list instead

It is time to rethink the whole New Year’s Resolutions. The statistics on how many people actually follow through and accomplish their New Year’s resolutions are pretty dismal. Most people abandon their resolutions after just one week, less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them.

A bucket list is defined as “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime”.  Each bucket list can be unique to the individual who created it; it’s yours.  You can put anything on the list you want to.  It is a running list that can be modified anytime.  You don’t have to share it with anyone if you don’t want to.

We created one to get you started.  To give you ideas of how to start your own.  

* Drink Enough Water

* Research your Family History

* Clean Out Your Inbox

* Watch A Sunset

* Take A Family Photo

* Volunteer More

* Develop A Skin Care Routine

* Have A Family Movie Night

* Go On A Picnic

* Perfect One Recipe

* Ditch One Bad Habit

* Interview A Family Member

* Explore Your City As If You Were A Tourist

* Organize Your Closets

* Plan A Special Meal

* Make A List Of Your Favorite Things

* Try Something New

* Visit A New-To-You Place

* Make A Playlist Of Your Favorite Music

* Go Camping

Remember a year ago when you came across a preposterously cheap flight deal to Paris and thought, “Now’s not a good time, I’ll make it happen next year,” then coronavirus hit, travel came to a standstill, and you’ve been kicking yourself ever since? Same. World travel isn’t easy -- things requiring money, time, and planning rarely are -- but we definitely won’t be taking that for granted again.

So next time you have the opportunity, where will you go? Bucket lists may seems so cliche but there’s never been a better time to dream up yours.

Your places are your places. There are wonderful places right here in the USA.  You don’t have to travel overseas to truly travel.  Just be sure to ask the questions, lest you let this whole life of yours flicker past without seeing some part of the world that truly moves you. You only have to go once to always have Paris.

  • Ride A Gondola In Venice
  • Stand Under The Hollywood Sign
  • Visit the Berlin Wall
  • Go To The Taj Mahal
  • Go To Walt Disney World
  • Visit The Biltmore In North Carolina
  • Go See A Broadway Show In New York City
  • Visit Big Ben
  • Walk Across The Golden Gate Bridge
  • See The Northern Nights
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park
  • Go On A Safari
  • Have A Beignet In New Orleans
  • Go To Washington D.C.
  • Drink Beer At Oktoberfest
  • Go Swimming In The Galapagos Islands
  • Go On An American or European Road Trip
  • Visit The Sistine Chapel
  • Float In The Dead Sea
  • Go Hiking Through The Grand Canyon

Trust the magic of new beginnings.

"One day, you will wake up and there won't be anymore time to do the things you've always wanted to do. Do it now."

—Paulo Coelho

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