4 Benefits of Adding Travel to Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Here at Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions, we love to share the world with you. In fact, you inspire us to continue finding new places to explore.  

So, as we all welcome the near year and while most of us are writing out our New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to take a moment to share a few benefits for why adding travel to your list is a good idea. Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions offer amazing experiences, superior service and attention to detail, so you can focus on what is important: enjoying the destination and spending time together. And the vast lineup of itineraries offers activities that will appeal to all members of the family – and also to those traveling solo or with friends.  

More time together 

Very possibly at the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolutions list is spending more quality time with family and friends. We know the intention is worth it, yet we don’t always know how to do that when researching and planning a vacation. With Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions, our trips are designed with the details mapped out for you, so your experience is hassle-free. Recently, I heard from an Adventures by Disney guest who traveled with his wife and two teenage sons about how we gave him the gift of time, and that allowed him to enjoy his family without having to track details, carry luggage, arrange in-trip transportation, meals and activities, and more. The destination was always at the top of his places-to-see list, but the gift of time was priceless. 

See new places 

Where do you want to go and what do you want to see? Adventures by Disney offers more than 40 itineraries at incredible places around the world, and National Geographic Expeditions operates hundreds of trips each year spanning all continents and to more than 80 destinations. Trip types include land adventures, river cruising, expedition cruising, private adventures and more. Destinations include Europe, the Polar regions, Asia, South and Central America, Africa, around the United States and everywhere in-between. Viewing the wildlife in Africa, visiting beautiful European castles or walking on charming cobblestone streets in small villages or walking among penguins in Antarctica are just a few of the experiences you’ll enjoy. 

Learn something new or improve upon a hobby 

Of all the many exciting benefits, one that I’m personally thrilled to share – given my love of photography – is that on National Geographic Expeditions river cruises, a photography expert joins you on every departure. Who better to learn photography from than a National Geographic photography expert! And better yet, they embrace and offer instruction for mobile devices, too, not just for professional-type cameras so you can also embark on a photography trip with just a camera phone. These expert photography lessons, including tips for storing and saving images, will keep your memories and stories alive for virtually forever. Here’s a cold weather traveling tip I recently learned: keep a hand warmer in your camera bag to extend the life of the batteries. And when in doubt, take extra!

Unplug from tech devices and experience the world 

Giving guests and travelers a hassle-free vacation with the freedom to unplug and see the world is our specialty. We take care of the details – meaning you’re unplugging more and enjoying people and places. Adventure Guides lead the tours for Adventures by Disney, and at each destination they partner with local experts who join the tours to give guests an in-depth understanding of the people and places visited, with magical moments sprinkled throughout each trip. With National Geographic Expeditions, travelers can rely on 130 years of trust and exploration from scientists, storytellers and explorers who have traveled the globe to take you up-close for your encounters with the wonders of the world, for truly transformative experiences. 

Here’s to 2023 – full of possibilities, adventure and exploration!