Create the best year of travel you can with these tips.
A new year is a fresh start and a clean slate. It’s also a terrific time to commit to something new. So whether you’re a seasoned traveler or you’re vowing to make travel a priority in the coming year, here are some tips to help you discover new places and new experiences in 2022!
- Commit to travel
- Travel solo
- Save up for travel
- Learn a new skill
- Use your vacation days
Let’s dive into these travel resolutions for the New Year!
Commit to travel
Just deciding to travel in 2022 is a great place to start for your resolutions. It’s been a long two years where travel hasn’t been as straightforward or easy as it was pre-COVID. As the world slowly returns back to normal, airlines and hotels are eager to welcome travelers back. Committing to taking a certain number of trips or visiting a new place (or a few new places!) is a great way to fall back in love with travel.
Taking a trip by yourself can be such a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. When traveling with others, we’re often constrained by activities to please the group, dietary restrictions, and sleep schedules for children but, when you’re answering only to yourself, you’re in the driver’s seat for the entire trip. Last-minute deep tissue massage at the spa? No problem. A long, quiet run in nature? Absolutely. Cocktails with lunch? Why not?!
According to a survey conducted by travel website Klook, solo travel was the #1 travel trend in 2019, and over a quarter of respondents cited being alone and discovering at their own pace as reasons for traveling alone. Traveling alone can seem daunting, but with a bit of planning, you can create a truly unique travel experience that you’re sure to love!
Save up for travel
One of the top reasons people often cite for not traveling is that it’s expensive — if you only stay in five-star hotels and fly first-class, then of course! But there are many ways to save money while traveling to make any trip fit your budget. According to Airfare Watchdog, Tuesday and Wednesday are typically when airfare tends to be lowest. Use credit cards that reward your purchases in travel miles you can redeem for trips. With your newfound savings, you might even consider splurging on a trip to the Super Bowl, the Indy 500, or the Kentucky Derby!
Learn a new skill
Use vacation as an opportunity to test out a new skill you’ve always wanted to try. Try your hand at skiing, golfing, or, if you’re visiting a particularly picturesque locale, photography. Develop your palate with a trip centered on fine food and beverage — Superior Executive Services has a few fantastic food and wine festival travel packages to help you reach that goal!
Use your vacation days
You work hard, and you deserve to take time off. It seems like a no-brainer, but a staggering 768 million vacation days went unused by American workers in 2018, according to the U.S. Travel Association. You earned your vacation days, so use them, explore the world, and create meaningful memories!
Let Superior Executive Services help craft amazing and unique trips for you in 2022. Give us a call at 608.665.9070 or contact us online to start planning your next great adventure!