Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year? It turns out that the right trip can be just the thing to kick-start your resolution... or the perfect reward for a job well done.
Health & Fitness
Five Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your New Year’s Resolutions with Travel
Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2022
Story by: Matt Thompson | Travel Writer
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year? We have! As the year turns, we’re committed to helping you accomplish your goals—whatever they may be. And while it’s fair to ask just how exactly a travel company can help you shake up your routine, expand your horizons, and get your life onto an even better track, we’ve got some ideas. It turns out that the right trip can be just the thing to kick-start your resolution… or the perfect reward for a job well done. So, how can VBT help you commit to your best life? Here are a few of our suggestions.
Resolve to Get Active
How We Can Help: According to USA.gov, getting fit is one of the five most popular resolutions in the country. But it’s also one of the easiest to break—Time Magazine reports that “60% of gym memberships go unused.” Yikes! Fortunately, we’re here to help: according to many health behavior change and maintenance studies, you’re much more likely to stick with your resolution if you have a specific goal in mind. That’s where we come in. What better goal could there be than an active vacation with VBT? We’ll help you select a perfect trip for your activity level, so you can use it as motivation to be your best self.
Get Started Now: Pencil yourself in for one of our departures to VBT’s Alberta: Banff National Park & the Canadian Rockies Guided Tour. Its easy to moderate activity level, snow-graced peaks, and crystal lakes, are perfect for someone looking for easy mountain rides—as well as those looking for optional mountain climbs. The region’s striking beauty is the perfect reward for a job well done, too.
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Resolve to Get Cooking
How We Can Help: So you’ve resolved to do more cooking at home… great! According to many studies, cooking your own meals improves nutrition, saves money, makes you happier, and even increases longevity. That sounds like a full menu to us. However, similar studies have also shown the biggest barrier to culinary bliss for many would-be cooks is simply having ideas for what to prepare. We can help with that. Our recipe for a great year of foodie fun starts with you rolling up your sleeves and participating in a hands-on cooking class on a VBT bicycling vacation. For both novice and accomplished chefs alike, you’ll work alongside a master chef, you’ll gain new insight (and inspiration) into the cuisine of an unforgettable destination. The result? You’ll come home primed to transform your kitchen into a culinary playground.
Get Started Now: Be inspired by the cuisine on VBT’s Italy: Coastal Villages of Tuscany Guided Tour. After a hands-on cooking class, you’ll be formidable in all things Italian—and ready to put your kitchen to good use.
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Resolve to Meet New People
How We Can Help: Making new friends is an admirable goal for explorers at any stage of life. And there’s a good reason to reach out: according to a major study from Brigham Young University, those with close friendships enjoy a 50% boost in their likelihood of survival over a 7.5-year period. So: consider us very pleased to meet you. All kidding aside, VBT bicycling vacations are a great way to meet new people. Sharing the road with like-minded individuals and enjoying new experiences with fellow travelers are both great ways to broaden your circle of friends. You even start out with a shared interest: the country you’re visiting! It’s no wonder many of our guests become fast friends—many choose to travel together time and time again. We offer an innovative Single-Share Program, which allows you to potentially avoid Single Supplements by sharing a room with a same-gender guest.
Resolve to Spend More Time with Your Significant Other
How We Can Help: Getting out in the world and experiencing new things is a great way for couples to re-charge together. According to a study last year from the US Travel Association (including over 2,500 individuals), couples who traveled together reported that they were “significantly more likely to be satisfied in their relationships, communicate well with their partners, enjoy more romance, have a better sex life, spend quality time together, and share common goals and desires.” Who wouldn’t want that?
Get Started Now: For couples looking to enjoy a private experience together, we recommend our Self-Guided Bicycling Vacations. These innovative trips give you the freedom to explore at your own pace…so if the two of you would like to linger in the café one afternoon (or sleep in one morning), you’re welcome to do so.
Resolve to Take That Dream Trip
How We Can Help: Of course, some people’s New Year’s resolutions are about travel itself. If you’ve been putting off taking that once-in-a-lifetime dream trip—that cycling tour of New Zealand, that foodie tour of Italy, that authentic spin through Ireland—we’ve got the departures to make it happen.
Get Started Now: Not sure where to start? Request our catalog today!