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Resolution-Worthy Vacation Ideas

Resolution-Worthy Vacation Ideas

Keep your 2019 intentions on track at these inspirational wellness destinations

Posted 4 years agoby Jessica Sebor

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reset, recharge, and set resolutions for yourself—and it’s also a great time to plan a vacation that will help you reach those goals. No matter what your 2019 objectives may be, there’s a California spot to get you to where you want to go. Want to learn a new skill, spend more time outdoors, or finally clean up your diet? We’ve got a vacation for that.

Exercise consistently

There’s no better way to hold yourself accountable than putting an endurance event or jump-start fitness vacation on the calendar. Sign up for one of these must-do cycling events or get your run on with a destination 5K, trail race, or marathon. If you just need a little inspiration, try Hollywood trainer Erin Oprea’s tips for getting “California Fit.”

Kick-start your healthy eating

Getting your diet on track is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions—but it’s also one of the hardest to keep. A reported 80 percent of diet-related goals are abandoned by mid-February. Set yourself up for success by booking a detox retreat. Your body will reap the benefits of a clean-eating cleanse while you learn the tools to keep up those nutrition goals going strong all year. Check out one of these California Detox Retreats for a healthy boost.

Spend more family time outdoors

Create meaningful together-time and build lasting memories with a kid-friendly, nature-focused vacation. Connect more while you hike through majestic redwood trees, play on a sandy beach, or head to the mountains for a family snow adventure.

Give back

Altruism isn’t just great for our society and our planet, it also provides the giver with a lasting boost of happiness for both the mind and body. Combine a getaway with giving back through an activism-oriented vacation, inspired by 2018’s couple of the year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Practice self-care

Sometimes the most important sort of improvement is looking out for number one. Treat yourself this year: Book a solo trip to one of California’s top luxury resorts or plan the ultimate relaxing experience at one of these natural hot springs.

Learn a new skill

Your 2019 mantra: You’re never too old and it’s never too late. Challenge yourself to try a new activity and you might end up unearthing a lifelong passion. Master the waves on a unique California surfing excursion, learn to rock climb in a national park, or explore one of these eight learning vacations, which feature cooking, wine-blending, painting, and more.

Travel more

According to data gathered by Statista, 25 percent of Americans set a resolution to travel more. We have you covered: Order your copy of the newly released (and free!) 2019 California Visitor’s Guide, with 653 ideas to make this year the best one yet.

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