My Only 2016 Resolution: #Take12Trips

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365 days in a year, 52 weekends, a lot of time to travel.

I’ve got Clare, the blogger behind Need Another Holiday, to thank for inspiring the 12 trip challenge. To keep herself motivated to continue traveling, she challenged herself to take one trip every month last year:

Is it really possible for you to take one trip each month even if you work a nine-to-five? I’m saying yes, it certainly is. And I want to inspire the full-time workers and part-time travelers amongst you to make it your mission to #take12trips over the next 12 months, starting as soon as you want. It’s all about making time to enjoy yourself by traveling and by taking the time to plan some stuff you love, but never get round to.

Twelve trips in twelve months might not sound like much, but I know what it’s like to get home on Friday and feel like you just can’t be bothered to leave the house all weekend. Lounging in your pajamas while you watch a Netflix marathon and order Seamless or re-heat leftovers or frozen pizza can be very appealing. And sometimes you do need a bit of down time, there’s nothing wrong with that. But there’s a reason people say a change is as good as a rest.

To #Take12Trips, you only have to commit to doing something once a month. Anything counts- it can be dinner at a new place, visiting a new museum or spending the weekend at a cute B&B in the country. It doesn’t need to be an epic trip to a foreign country, just the chance to discover something new.

The only resolution I’m making in 2016 is to participate in the #Take12Trips challenge. Some of those trips will be big, others will be small, and some will be a day-trip or afternoon someplace I haven’t explored yet.

Top places I’m daydreaming about visiting this year: Walt Disney World, Charleston, Tulum, Seattle, Jersey City & Queens (I don’t spend nearly enough time in either part of NYC!), Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam (swoon), Dublin, Arizona, Nashville & Copenhagen.

Where are you planning to visit and explore in 2016?

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