How to Make Your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions Stick – With Travel

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If you’ve resolved to be more active this year or to pick up a new skill (mastering an instrument or second language, perhaps?), a trip could be just the thing to help you stick to it. Here are five New Year’s resolutions that you might actually achieve in 2022, all thanks to travel. 

January 6, 2022
beekeeping
Learn about beekeeping in Poland with Learning Journeys' Liquid Gold program.   Photo: Maki Shmaki - Istock

Start a new hobby 

Plan your next holiday around your latest passion with Learning Journeys. This “travelling classroom” offers trips that focus on specific hobbies and interests, like Liquid Gold, where you will learn about beekeeping in Poland, and Songwriting in Nashville, which lets you explore the city with a local musician.

Related: 7 Travel Trends You Need to Know for 2022 

a hike in the Alps
Take a hike in the Alps with Intrepid Travel.    Photo: Intrepid Travel

Walk more 

Get your 10,000 steps a day (and then some) on the Camino de Santiago in Spain or on Turkey’s Lycian Way. Intrepid Travel’s new Great Walks of Europe collection includes six treks led by expert local guides that feature small groups and overnights at charming inns and intimate guest houses.

Fairmont Maldives
Go on a once‑in‑a‑lifetime trip to the Maldives.   Photo: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Take a dream trip 

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has launched The Grandest of Escapes: one‑of‑a‑kind, customized experiences across its collection of properties, from Carton House in Kildare, Ireland, where you’ll forage with the hotel’s executive chef, to Fairmont Maldives, complete with a private sunset dolphin cruise on board a 43‑foot luxury yacht.

new people at the Bahamas
Make new friends through the Bahama's People‑to‑People program   Photo: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Meet new people 

Go to the Bahamas, leave with a new friend. Register for the country’s People‑to‑People program to be paired up with one of 500 volunteer Bahamian ambassadors across 11 islands who may take you to their favourite fish fry, show you their secret beach spots or even invite you over for conch fritters and Bahamian mac ’n’ cheese. 

Petit St. Vincent resort
Unplug at Petit St. Vincent.   Photo: Petit St. Vincent

Reduce your screen time  

We’re spending more time on our gadgets than ever before. Ditch them for a few days (or weeks) by checking into a property that limits opportunities for emailing, posting and streaming. At Petit St. Vincent, a resort on its own Caribbean island, the only Wi‑Fi available is in the reception area, while boutique wellness retreat Willka T’ika in Peru keeps its guestrooms free of TVs, phones and Internet (instead you’ll find fresh flowers and a hot water bottle for unwinding in the evenings).

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