New Year's resolution trips
We all know the life cycle of a New Year’s resolution: a dream in December, a fresh start in January…and a broken promise by February.
TRAVEL + LEISURE
Want to get in better shape? A health spa can help jumpstart a new exercise regimen. Learn a new skill? There’s no shortage of learning vacations. Volunteer more of your time? You can find do-good opportunities all over the globe. Or, if you just want to unplug, off-the-grid places do still exist (for now, anyway). So make 2013 the year that you resolve to go globetrotting…and stick to it.
The Resolution: Become a Better Person
(Photo: Beren Patterson / Alamy)
Where to Go: Lobitos, Peru
What to Do/Where to Stay: Combine surfing and philanthropy with Waves for Development, a surf travel company with a focus on volunteerism and community service. Participants help instruct and educate local kids in areas such as language, life skills, swimming, and surfing, along with environmental initiatives such as beach cleanups and recycling programs.
The Resolution: Broaden Your Horizons
(Photo: Courtesy of Orion Cruises)
Where to Go: The High Seas
What to Do/Where to Stay: Book a cruise to a far-flung destination like Papua New Guinea, Borneo, the far east of Russia, or Antarctica with boutique expedition cruise line Orion. This award-winning, purpose-built luxury cruise ship is renowned for both its five-star perks and unique access to remote, rarely visited locations.
The Resolution: Unplug