Every year, late December, people ask each other “So, do you have any New Year resolutions?” – no matter how much we might try and avoid it. Most resolutions are practical, like stopping bad habits, but everyone tends to have the same idea. That’s unless your resolution involves doing something much more exciting…
No doubt you’ve had some eventful New Year’s celebrations to date but what if, for one year, you did something completely and utterly different?
Imagine this – instead of driving through busy Christmas traffic you could be on a scooter heading for a beach. I mean, who can possibly worry about the washing up, the cooking and the cleaning when you’re on a boat, in crystal blue waters, surrounded by dolphins?
It avoids the difficulties of organising everyone else.
New Year’s Eve plans at home can be tricky at the best of times: they’re probably last minute, friends drop out, couples opt for romantic nights together and neighbours tend to put a stop to any wild parties. Going abroad for New Year changes all of that. Just picture it, you’re getting ready to call in 2017 on an island, surrounded by like-minded people in the most electric atmosphere!
Summer feels like years ago!
Doesn’t summer feel like so long ago? A holiday late in the year helps to break up your routine and rejuvenate you for the year ahead. Why should summer have all the fun?
Start the year as you mean to go on.
You’ve done it; you’ve experienced a new country, met some wonderful locals and your suitcase is full to the brim with sand-soaked clothes and souvenirs. Maybe you’ve just crossed a few things off your bucket list or finally done that one thing you always wanted to try. Spend the New Year like this and you’ll be ready to take on 2017 in a heartbeat.
So this December, when everyone else is working and making last minute plans, you could be exploring ancient buildings, glimpsing at the colourful underwater world, taking pictures (well, selfies) at the most amazing waterfalls and meeting co- travellers who become friends for life.
This year, your New Year’s Eve stories will totally trump everyone else’s.