With Christmas and New Year out of the way, mutterings fill the room of ‘New Year, New Me’, NutriBullets fly off the shelves and elaborate juice diets are being thought up by optimistic souls. But more often than not, by the end of January ‘Old Me’ is back with a vengeance, the NutriBullet is collecting dust and cupboards full of snacks are being devoured. It was all a nice idea, but it rarely lasts. This year, we’re giving all that a miss. Instead, we’ve made travel-focused resolutions that we believe we can sustain, and by the end of the year we’re aiming to have satisfied our wanderlust by fulfilling each of our resolutions. Why not join us? Click on the below images to find out our favourite ways to fulfill each resolution.
Learn a new skill
When we’re working every day it’s easy to get into a routine which becomes a bit monotonous, and we tell ourselves we don’t have time to try anything new. This year, inject a bit of excitement into your life and re-engage your brain by learning a new skill. We’ve picked out three skills worth learning which will benefit your travels too, which one appeals to you?
The beauty of travel is that even a short trip can create memories that will last a lifetime. There’s nothing we love more when we return from an exotic holiday and are back to the grindstone in the office than sifting through our holiday snaps and remembering all the brilliant things we did. Make this the year that you move away from out-of-focus shots of an animal you no longer recognise, and brush up on your photography skills before you go away. It’ll be worth it when you compare your photos once your back!
Once you’ve brushed up on your photography skills, head off on our Cuba through the Lens itinerary to enjoy this fascinating country and the numerous photo opportunities it presents. Give our specialists a call on 020 3141 2800 to start planning your trip.
Learn a language
Here at Imagine we’re firm believers that having some understanding of the local language has a hugely positive impact on your experience in a country. Even a small amount of local lingo will help you endear yourself to the people you meet and will also enable you to learn a lot more from your travels too. Whether you want to become proficient in Spanish or learn a few words in Swahili, set yourself a goal that you think you can achieve and we’re confident you’ll reap the benefits while you’re away.
Try out your Swahili in the spice market in Stone Town and you’ll be sure to get yourself a bargain! Take a look at our Selous Safari and Beach itinerary and give us a call on 020 3141 2800 to tailor this into your perfect trip.
Take a tango lesson
Obviously this isn’t essential for all holiday destinations, but if you have plans to go to Latin America, you won’t believe how useful having a few tango moves up your sleeve will come in. After you’ve spent a few evenings in Latino bars stumbling over your own feet, you’ll soon wish you had taken a few lessons! Getting to grips with the basics before you go will do masses for your confidence once you’re out there, and it’s a great way to build excitement for your holiday too!
Buenos Aires is home to possibly the world’s best tango shows. Take a look at our Mendoza, Bariloche and Buenos Aires sample itinerary which can be tailored just for you.