5 Reasons to Add Travel to Your 2020 To-Do List

Make 2020 the Best Year Yet: Travel


As the summer begins to fade away and our thoughts turn to the colder months, now is the time to plan and looking ahead. While you shouldn’t write off the rest of this year, (in fact, we fully support fitting a fall and winter getaway in) you should start making your travel plans for next year now. If you are under-motivated or unsure why booking a trip in 2020 is a must, we’ve got just the motivation you need. We‘ve put together a list of important reasons to add travel to your must-do list for 2020.

The following are 5 reasons to travel in 2020. Read on for some inspiration, then get to booking your next life-changing adventure.


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5 Reasons to travel in 2020


It gives you something to look forward to

As you head into the colder, darker months it’s not unusual to hibernate and withdraw from the rest of the world. In fact, you might even experience feelings of isolation and despair, or present with seasonal depression.

Making travel plans for 2020 gives you something positive to focus on, whether you are choosing to visit some of the most important cities in Colombia or heading off to explore the plains of Kenya.

Planning a trip serves as an ideal distraction from anything getting you down. It requires plenty of busy work including a large amount of research about your chosen location and the available activities and accommodations.

With something positive to work towards, the winter blues might even be held at bay.


An opportunity to try solo adventures

If you can’t find someone to travel with, 2020 is the perfect year to try something new. Solo travel is more popular than ever. Traveling solo and embracing the experience can change your life for the better. You not only get the chance to e experience a new locale exactly how you want, you get to discover how bold and capable you really are while making new friends along the way. Let 2020 be the year you become your own best friend.


Motivation to learn and grow

Once you have made your plans, the countdown to your trip begins. If you are heading to a new country, consider filling your time learning the local language. If you’ve always wanted to speak Spanish or French or German, now is the time to do it!

If your future adventure requires climbing a mountain, hiking long distances, or partaking in a new physical activity, don’t wait until you are on your excursion to learn how to do it or get in shape for it. Start right away! There’s no better way to beat the winter blues than staying active and engaged in new and exciting activities that you’ve always wanted to try.

But don’t stop there, use your time to thoroughly research your vacation location. Traveling gives people an opportunity to expand their knowledge base and open their minds to new cultures. Thumb through travel guides, get books on the local cuisine. You might find yourself adding unexpected adventures to your perfectly planned itinerary.


Everyone needs to refresh and recharge

Everyone needs a break from time to time, and travel offers over-worked women the opportunity to break from the day-to-day grind, step out of their caregiving role and try something new. Traveling in 2020 will allow you an opportunity to put yourself first and focus on your own enjoyment and relaxation so you can return to your life with a fresh set of eyes.

While staycations are nice for those shorter stints of time away from work, they fail to address the problem of burnout. If you are a mom, you are still at home with all of its responsibilities of childcare and household chores surrounding you. Getting away from it all gives you an opportunity to get pampered. With room service and employees that clean up the mess behind your and turn back your bed at sundown, you can truly switch off and reconnect with yourself, even with kids in tow.


Travel broadens your mind

Travel broadens our minds, and makes us more accepting of those we share the world with. Whether you choose to explore your own country more, or set sights on somewhere overseas, time away from your local bubble is well spent. Getting to know your local and global neighbors is time well spent, we know this and yet we don’t often prioritize it.

Travel makes us see our world and our lives differently. It offers us a fresh perspective as we step into different cultures, customs and traditions and meet new people.

Along with stepping into something new, we are stepping out of something familiar. This in itself can also be just as relevant in reshaping our view of our world. Getting out of our routines and everyday life can sometimes allow us to see it more clearly. 

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