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Five New Year’s Resolutions Made Simple With Family Travel

Five New Year’s Resolutions Made Simple With Family Travel

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Just after the joyous holiday season comes the often dreaded New Year’s resolutions. Good news! Making a New Year’s resolution doesn’t have to be dreaded if you find a way for family travel to inspire the goals you want to set in place. In addition, this can also be a great month to enjoy some real travel bargains too. Now, doesn’t that sound utterly fabulous? Listed here are five great destinations that can help you get motivated and kick-start those New Year’s resolutions into high-gear!

New Year’s Resolution 1: Spend More Time With Family

If you’re looking to rekindle the family fires and make some awesome and unforgettable memories together, I speak from experience when I suggest that your family should take a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. With perfect temperatures year-round and all types of terrain, like lush tropics, rolling pastures, beautiful waters and even active volcanoes, there is something here to make the entire family blissfully happy. Hawaii is also an excellent place to experience a traditional family luau or to enjoy all types of outdoor activities…even in January!

Best Place to Stay For Families: Hilton Waikoloa Village

New Year’s Resolution 2: Eat Healthier

If eating healthier is topping your to-do list for 2015, taking a trip to Spain is the answer! Studies have shown that the tapas-eating Spaniards are doing the best job when it comes to consuming a healthy and produce-laden diet. In fact, these eat-right Europeans reportedly take in 40% more veggies and twice as much fish as their surrounding neighbors. A trip here would be a delightful way to begin a new eating regimen!

Best Place to Stay for Families: Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort, Llucmajor, Spain

New Year’s Resolution 3: Lose Weight

If you’re ready to burn some calories and drop a few of the pounds you gained over the holidays, I suggest you set your metabolism in motion with a ski trip to Canada. According to a recent study, scientists have proven that shivering increases your metabolic rate up to five times and that cold, but non-shivering temperatures can increase it anywhere from a few to as much as 30%. Plus, a six-hour day on the slopes can burn upwards of 3,000 calories! I mean, come on, getting a little chilled and skiing the snowy slopes sure sounds like a lot more fun than sitting around, feeling starved and eating carrot sticks. Right?

Best Place to Stay for Families: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

New Year’s Resolution 4: Exercise More

Arizona offers not only spectacular natural scenery and literally hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, but also kayaking, white water rafting opportunities and much more. I think you’ll find the Grand Canyon state is the perfect place to jump-start your new exercise program.

At an altitude of 4,500 feet, Sedona escapes the desert heat of southern Arizona and the mountain snows to the north, making this spot a great choice for your January trip. If the breathtaking natural wonders of the Red Rocks don’t get you motivated to get outdoors and exercise, I don’t know what will.

Best Place to Stay for Families: Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa

New Year’s Resolution 5: Relax More, Stress Less

Nothing can get your mind and body relaxed like a trip to Jamaica. Just imagine feeling the warm sunshine, listening to some peaceful reggae music, sipping a colorful frozen drink and floating in Montego Bay, baby. With a laid back atmosphere, beautiful beaches and an average January temperature that measures in the low 80’s, just thinking about the pure perfection of this trip is sure to lower your stress level!

Best Place to Stay for Families: The all-inclusive Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

What are you waiting for? Get packing — this could be the start to something wonderful! In fact, I can’t imagine a better way to ring in the year and get those New Year’s resolutions off to a good start than by doing it through travel. Happy New Year…enjoy!

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Belonging to the rare breed known as native Floridian, Mary Ellen is a wife, mother and freelance writer, currently living in Sarasota, on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast….

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