Ah, a new year for adventure! We hope 2013 was a great year full of exciting travels in your RV. Even if it wasn’t, there’s always room to change things in 2014. This year, make some resolutions that you’ll want to keep. The kind that will inspire you to go farther, see more and experience the joys of traveling in a whole new way. So how can you get started on the right foot in 2014? We’ve got some helpful tips for you!
Travel Advice and Resolutions for 2014
Have More Patience
As much as you love traveling, it’s undoubtedly full of its own stressors. Whether it’s unexpected delays, grating passengers, schedule mishaps or other annoyances, having your patience tested is never fun. This year, resolve to be more gracious to yourself and to others when things don’t go quite as planned. Take a deep breath, and accept that even the best-planned trips will have some detours. You’ll be happier for it!
Rely Less on Technology
Technology is a beautiful thing. You can plan routes and stay connected to home, get vital news about weather and roads…but technology can keep you not only from experiencing the sights around you, but also from engaging and bonding with other travellers. Even if you don’t resolve to ditch your GPS and smartphones entirely (which you may want to!), make the conscious effort to use and rely on technology less during your travels. Remember those paper maps and atlases we used to use?
Go Somewhere New
It can be easy to get stuck in a rut. This year, leave the tried-and-true trails in favor of a new adventure! Take your RV somewhere new, somewhere unknown. At the very least, go somewhere you haven’t been in a long, long time. You never know how much a place has changed. Chart a new course.
Leave Preconceptions Behind
On your journeys to new places, remember to reign in those pesky preconceptions. They can hinder the enjoyment of your anticipation of a place as well as color your experience there. Embrace new places and new people with an open mind. You’ll learn a lot — and might just fall in love. Free yourself of expectations and letdowns by embracing your travels in the moment.
Start a Travel Fund
The new year is a great time to start saving for a travel fund! Commit to setting a few dollars aside with every paycheck to put directly to travel. Whether it’s to take care of an entire trip or to give you wiggle room along the way, having some money saved for your trips can help you avoid the stress of travel emergencies or deciding when to splurge while on the road. Do you have any traveling New Year’s Resolutions? Where do you plan to take your RV in 2014? Tell us in the comments! Start the year off right with safety and peace of mind with the perfect Safe-T-Plus product for your RV. Photo credit