Travel Resolutions 2013

And so the countdown begins, 25 days until departure. I’m ready for the new experiences 2013 is sure to bring.

Recently leaving behind a two year relationship, I’ve come away with the feeling that there’s nothing left to be afraid of. I have confidence in my own strength to tackle whatever life throws at me in the next year. I think it’s going to be one hell of a year.

I’ve realized the only way to love the life I live is through passion, optimism, and spontaneity. So, this year my travel resolutions will revolve around just those things, letting go of the negative aspects in my life in the process.


Countries to visit: Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia

Wish list countries (if I have the time and money to keep traveling after the above list): Nepal, Myanmar, Laos, India, Taiwan, Fiji, and although not a country I want to see Hawaii this year.

Travel Resolutions

1. Hot air balloon over Melbourne at sunrise

2. Go paragliding in New Zealand

3. Skydive over the Great Barrier Reef

4. Practice yoga in an ashram in India and/or get my yoga teacher certification in India or SE Asia

5. Find a volunteer program in Southeast Asia that represents one of my passions and genuinely helps the local community

6. Buy a ukulele and learn how to play it throughout my travels

7. Learn how to surf

8. Get my scuba certification

9. Learn how to make authentic Thai cuisine in Thailand

10. Get a tattoo while abroad

11. Hike a volcano in Hawaii

12. Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia

13. Ride a motorbike through the Vietnam countryside

14. Sail Halong Bay in Vietnam

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

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