If you’re a hard-core traveler or just starting out on your travel journey, it’s the perfect time to make some resolutions that will help you see the world in a new light.

Want to have a year of travel like no other? Here are 10 resolutions for travelers who want to see the world!

#1 Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Now is the perfect time for stepping out of your comfort zone. After all, life is all about experiences and growth, so why not travel to a place you’ve always been afraid to visit? It could be a country with a different culture, a cosmopolitan city, or somewhere out of the ordinary. Whatever it is, get out and explore!

#2 Visit Two New Countries
This is the year to start crossing those countries off your bucket list. How about making a resolution to visit not just one new country but two?

Whether it’s on the other side of the world or a neighboring country to where you live, make your plan! Visiting new countries is a very enriching experience and the best way to get to know new cultures, try different food and make new friends.

#3 Visit a Non-Popular Place
Social media makes us believe that everything we do has to be trendy, but in the world of travel, it’s even more interesting to visit non-popular places that not many travelers go to.

If you plan to visit two new countries this year, make sure that some of the destinations within them or places you explore are little known. Look for local sites rather than touristy ones.

The world is full of surprises you haven’t seen on social media – discover them for yourself!

#4 Choose Experiences Over Material Things
The most important things in life and in travel are the experiences we have. Remember that when we pass to another earthly plane, we will only take the experiences with us.

So, from this year on, decide to focus on the experiences you can get from traveling and not on material things. Focus on creating lifelong memories.

#5 Try Something New
With choosing experiences over material things comes the resolution to try new things.blank

Set a goal to do at least one activity you’ve never done before while traveling and try some food you’ve never tried. If you do this every time you go on a trip, even if it’s just a short weekend trip, imagine all the new experiences you’ll gain in a year!

If it’s something you wouldn’t normally do, either out of fear, lack of experience, or because you don’t think you have the necessary skills, then it’s exactly what you should do! One of the best things about traveling is that it opens you up to new experiences.


#6 Make Time for Some Adventure
Whenever you can, make time for some adventure in your travels. It doesn’t matter if you are in a cultural and historical destination; you can always find adventurous activities and experiences that will feed your soul in a very different way.

You can even look to have adventures without going on a big trip. It can be as simple as exploring a new hiking trail outside your hometown or going camping for the weekend.

Adventure brings more excitement and adrenaline to life!

#7 Learn a New Language
Learning a bit of the local language of the country you are traveling to is always a good idea.

Languages expand our horizons, allow us to better connect with other people in the world, and understand a little more about the local culture.

You don’t have to become fluent in the new language. However, knowing basic phrases makes travel much easier, and native speakers will always appreciate your effort to speak in their language.

#8 Take Advantage of Weekendsblank

If you don’t have the time or money to take a long trip, take advantage of the weekends to give yourself a getaway close to home.

As we’ve said before, the world is full of surprises and you’re sure to find amazing places to explore within a short distance of where you live. So take advantage of every minute of the weekend to get to know and live new experiences.

If you take a short trip one weekend every two months, we’re talking about six more trips by the end of the year! Sounds good, right?

#9 Take THAT Trip
We all have that place we’ve always dreamed of visiting. So why not decide this year to take that trip finally?

You may think it’s easy to say, but if you really put your mind to it, you can start saving and cutting unnecessary expenses to pay for the trip of your dreams. The most important thing is that you decide to do it. The rest will flow after you are determined to fulfill that travel dream.

#10 Make a Solo Trip
One of the best ways to see the world is to travel solo. It may not seem so appealing at first if you’ve never done it, but it’s a great opportunity to learn about yourself and see the world from a different perspective.

There’s nothing more liberating than traveling alone, realizing what you are capable of and pushing your limits. Plus, it’s the best way to make more friends. You can start with small weekend getaways until you feel ready for a bigger adventure.

blankWhich of these travel resolutions will you keep?

While you decide, at Hostel Barrio, we invite you to include Mexico in your destinations to visit this year. Our country has spectacular places for all types of travelers, starting with Mexico City, which is one of the most fabulous capital cities in Latin America.

We look forward to having you in the coolest hostel in Mexico City’s historic center. With us, you will not only have a great lodging experience, but we have a variety of activities, tours and experiences for you to live CDMX and its surroundings from a local and unique perspective.

See you soon!