I suppose everyone isn’t keen on New Year’s resolutions although the comments indicate that your fellow travelers have big plans for 2010. In response to the question, did you keep your travel resolutions for 2009, I’d say it’s a middle-of-the-ground “sort of”.
- GoPetFriendly: “We did not make any travel resolutions in 2009 because we didn’t know how drastically are lives were going to change with our dogs AND starting up GoPetFriendly. Our resolution for 2010 is simply to travel as much as we possibly can (70-80% of the time) with Ty & Buster in our RV … being ambassadors for people traveling with their pets and showing them how easy pet travel can be.
- Shannon OD: “I didn’t set any for ‘09, but I let my ‘08 ones carry over for me. In ‘08 I did a whole vision board where I cut out images and created a picture of what I wanted my next couple of years to look like – and RTW travel was on there…And to that end, yeah! I met them all!
- Mark H: “None made…none broken…”
- Heather On Her Travels: “I did achieve most of what I wanted, but perhaps didn’t progress as quickly as I might have liked, mainly due to the fact I was working full time and there just weren’t enough hours in the day…By the way Anil, I’d find you a nightmare to travel with if you’re always cutting it fine for flights. As a natural born planner, this would blow my stress levels – how does your wife cope with you!”
- Brooke vs. The World: “haha, I think my resolution was to get the hell out of Ukraine! Resolution: Completed.”
- Gourmantic: “As for 2010, well, I don’t believe in resolutions just because it’s the New Year. I keep the vision and the plan I’ve set out and work towards it, reassessing as I go along.”
I’m also not one for keeping resolutions based around the New Year but set a variety of specific personal and professional goals for myself throughout the year. I didn’t really make any travel resolutions that I remember for 2009, except to continue traveling full time. As for my personal travel resolutions for 2010 they include making my way to Ecuador (and nearby) this spring, perhaps stopping in Central America, and on to the United States. I’ll stay for a few weeks including a stop at the Travel Blog Exchange in New York this June. That’s only for the first part of 2010 and perhaps our paths will cross.
Where are you headed in 2010?
[photo by: millicent_bystander, E.Bartholomew]
I normally don’t have any travel plan for the year. But last year was a good travel year for us. We had a spur of the moment trip from low airfare price.
This year though is different. With changes in financial situation, we have to scale down our plan. One thing for sure, I will be in NYC. 🙂 See you there.
I’m pretty flexible in my plans as well. I more set goals rather than plans so I don’t feel so bad about changing my mind 😉 Looking forward to meeting you in person at TBEX!
I’m always surprised how my trips seem to come out of nowhere. I typically have a feeling like “Oh, I don’t see myself getting away anytime soon.” No money and … well, I guess that’s usually about it, but that’s a big one. And then, somehow, my wife gets a small bonus or we get a tax refund and it just seems to happen. I suppose that’s how it is with things that are important to you. Even when you don’t plan to eat, you still end up eating. Same with traveling.
haha, excellent observation. I’m a terrible planner by nature but I find setting travel goals for myself makes it easier to get to where I want to go. My income is variable so also it’s nice to have a $ amount to work towards. Despite all of that, plenty of times, trips just happen or pop up.
Interesting to see how everyone approaches the whole concept of revolutions! Some concerned, others more flippant about the whole thing 🙂 Thanks for the inclusion Anil.
I found the spectrum funny too. I like your vision board concept, never would have thought of doing one but seems like a fun creative project.
Interesting the differing views on new years resolutions. You sound like you have a good travel year planned.
Thanks for contributing to the list Mark 🙂
Thanks for featuring my comment – and what’s the answer? – how do your nearest & dearest cope with your travel style or does that put them off travelling with you at all?
And maybe Christmas/NY in Sydney? 🙂
My travel plans for 2010 are till in the conceptual phase. Thanks for the inclusion, Anil 🙂
Hmmm, enticing but I think that part of the world will probably be in 2011. But who knows, my plans are always very subject to change or whim 🙂 I’m thinking around that time I’ll be in Cyprus or the the Middle East.
I think my only travel goal, is to actually get traveling. 🙂 Obviously India is a big one for me, but after that, it’s pretty loose.
A good goal to have 🙂