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New Year’s Resolutions

For some of us, the 1st January is the perfect time to draft up what you'd like to achieve throughout the year in the form of a new year's resolution. Perhaps you've chosen to eat healthier, hit the gym or even learn a new skill or hobby... but what about travelling? A lot of people would love to say that they will take the plunge and explore exotic faraway lands in 2014, but are not sure where to begin making this dream a reality.

If you are looking for a city break, Europe is always a good place to start as it is easily accessible by plane, ferry or train. Europe is also a great destination if you want to learn a new sport; it can be exciting to learn how to ski or snowboard overseas, with Austria and France proving very popular choices.

If you are planning a gap year or longer stay trip, it is usually more expensive than a short weekend break or a two week holiday. There is often more planning involved which spans over a period of several weeks, therefore your new year's resolution could be that you will focus on planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip.

If you are looking for something closer to home, why not make it your resolution to explore your home country? From countryside and mountains to cityscapes and urban scenery, chances are there is still a lot to be explored. Perhaps you want to visit Cornwall, conquer Snowdonia, experience the picturesque the Lake District or catch a London tour, these are all popular choices amongst travelers of all ages.

Wherever you are thinking of going, make sure that each day you are making steps towards your goal. Make a checklist of everything that you need to do in preparation and try and cross something off it every day - no matter how small or how big. This could be anything from saving a certain amount of money to checking travel prices, joining travel forums or simply researching your destination. Remember that doing one little thing a day may not seem like a lot, but you're taking one step further and making steady progress towards your travelling dream.

If your New Year's resolution is to go travelling, where are you planning on going? Why not let us know in the comments? Wherever you decide to go, make sure you invest in a quality travel insurance policy. At Alpha we have a range of products to cover all kinds of trips at great prices, but if you're looking to save even more money why not choose our Multi Trip policy. It provides cover for an unlimited amount of trips within an annual period!

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