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Keep your New Year’s resolutions while traveling

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It’s hard enough keeping your New Year’s resolutions at home, and it’s even harder when you’re traveling. But if you’re serious about not losing your resolve on the road, a little advance planning and creativity can keep you on track.

Resolution: Stay fit by exercising.
Travel tip: Book hotels with fitness centers or pools and make use of them. For a fresh-air option, budget some time each day for a brisk walk or jog.

Resolution: Lose weight by eating right.
Travel tip: Pack healthy travel snacks such as fruit, granola bars, or turkey sandwiches (hold the mayo). If you must get a meal at the airport, skip the greasy pizza and choose a salad. Onboard, drink water instead of soda or beer.

Resolution: Give up your vice.
Travel tip: Whether you want to stop smoking, drinking, or biting your nails, your best bet is to keep yourself occupied on the road. Instead of spending boring nights in your hotel, treat yourself to a movie, concert, play, or sporting event. It’ll help you beat the urge to trash your resolution.

Resolution: Make the world a better place.
Travel tip: Take care of the environment by offsetting your carbon expenditure from the drive or flight. You could also book a volunteer vacation for your annual holiday.

Resolution: Improve your mind.
Travel tip: Download language classes onto your iPod and learn a [% 2451363 | | foreign tongue %] on your overseas flight. Or, find some online courses and study in your hotel room at night.

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