Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions on Vacation

You’re excited about your New Year’s resolutions for 2017. But you have a vacation coming up, and you’re not sure whether you can stay true to your resolutions when you’re in a new environment.

Below are the most popular resolutions for 2017, based on data collected by iQuanti through Google searches. We’ll help you learn strategies you can use to stick to these resolutions while on vacation.

1. Get Healthy

A vacation is an easy way to get distracted from your plan to get healthy. You have attractive dining options available and the temptation to avoid your regular exercise plan. However, it’s still possible to take care of your health on vacation by being proactive.

Before you eat out, look at the menu and make sure there are options that fit with your nutrition plan. As soon as you receive your meal, put part of your meal in a takeout box so you don’t eat the entire meal right away. You should also keep a few healthy snacks in your hotel room refrigerator to stave off hunger during the day.

As for your exercise plan, many hotels have exercise equipment you can use. Also, you might get more excited about exercising if you choose a new place to run or bike, like the beach or a nature trail. You could also burn more calories by choosing to walk from place to place.

2. Get Organized

You can follow this resolution by the way you organize your suitcase. Here are a few tips for a neater suitcase:

Roll soft clothes to create more room

To prevent wrinkles, place rolled clothes in the bottom, folded clothes in the middle, and a dry cleaning bag on top

Put shoes and small items in resealable bags and place them around the suitcase’s sides

An organized suitcase makes it easier to find things when you get to your destination.

3. Live Life to the Fullest

To keep this resolution, make sure to try something on your trip you’ve never tried before. Maybe you’ve always wanted to kayak on the lake or eat at a gourmet steak restaurant. Now is your time to do it.

4. Learn New Hobbies

Do you want to learn how to surf, fish, or ski? Use your vacation as the perfect opportunity to book a surfing lesson, a fishing trip, or a day on the slopes.

5. Spend Less and Save More

You’re likely going to spend more on vacation than you would at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still save money. Set aside a certain amount of money you want to use for dining, travel, activities, and souvenirs, and stick to that budget.

You can also turn to websites and apps to save money on food and activities. gives you coupons for restaurants throughout the country. LivingSocial and Groupon help you save money when booking activities and sites at your destination.

If you’re a senior citizen, student, or member of the military, ask everywhere you visit about special discounts. Save money on transportation by taking public transportation rather than taking a taxi.

Choosing an affordable hotel can also help you save money. Ask your hotel about special discounts or group rates.

6. Travel More

By simply going on vacation, you’re already taking steps to achieve this goal.

7. Read More

You’ll hopefully have more time during your vacation to read than you do when you’re busy at work. Pack a couple of books and read at your hotel, at the beach, or on the airplane or bus.

Follow these tips and tricks and feel accomplished while you’re on vacation. If you’re visiting the Lake Michigan area, book with Majestic Star and ask about our discount rates.