Cheapflights.com Helps You Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions
Offers 10 Top Vacations Ideal for Turning Good Intentions into Successful Outcomes
Boston, MA – January 4, 2012 - New Year’s traditions include everything from the ball drop in Times Square to fireworks displays worldwide; champagne toasts with a loved one to polar bear dips with friends. And, of course, we can’t forget the well-intentioned New Year’s resolution. Year after year Americans profess their annual New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, these are often left out in the cold by February. Whether it’s to get in shape, to spend more time with the family, to indulge less or to save more, oftentimes our good intentions are put on the back burner. To help you keep your intentions on track, Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, offers its list of Top 10 New Year’s Resolution Vacations.
Let 2012 be the year for the new you. Getting away gives you enough distance from the stresses of everyday life and lets you focus on fulfilling your resolution. To give you an idea of what we mean, below are five of Cheapflights.com’s Top 10 New Year’s Resolution Vacations for those looking to reduce stress, spend time with the family, exercise more, stop smoking and eat better food.
Resolution: Stress less
Destination: St. Lucia, Caribbean - Blissful white sand beaches, lush green palm trees that provide welcome shade, and a seemingly endless sea – the recipe for pure relaxation. Add to that the incredible lightness of being and the warmth of the Caribbean locals and you’re practically in heaven. The Body Holiday LeSport resort on St. Lucia is an ideal destination to offload stress, humming the mantra, “give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind.” The resort has a wellness center for dealing with all the bells and whistles, lots of activities, culinary ecstasies and – simply nothing that resembles stress.
Resolution: Spend more time with family
Destination: Quebec City, Canada - Even on a well-planned family vacation, it’s not often you get to spend much time together. The kids jump around the pool all day while the parents sit on the beach and read. While relaxing for the parents and fun for the kids, it’s not very sociable. For fun the whole family can enjoy, visit Quebec City in the end of January and beginning of February and catch the Quebec Winter Carnival. The biggest winter carnival in the world is like a kid-friendly Mardi Gras, boasting snow sculptures, dogsled rides, ice skating and other outdoor activities worth bundling up for.
Resolution: Exercise more
Destination: Dolomites, Italy - Italy is a place normally associated with pizza, pasta, gelato and wine – all fairly unhealthy indulgences. Nevertheless, it is also the perfect destination for fitness, especially when it comes to the country’s majestic Dolomites, mountains in northeastern Italy that offer a picturesque backdrop for every season and a great excuse to get some fresh air. Travel fitness provider Fitscape can help you get fit and stay fit. Try out the popular range of ski courses in the morning, stretching with yoga and fitness classes in the afternoon, and winding down in the sauna and Jacuzzi in the evening.
Resolution: Eat better food
Destination: Tokyo, Japan - Fresh, unprocessed foods, optimal servings and enjoyable, sociable eating – this is known as the Japanese Kitchen and belongs to one of the healthiest culinary nations. A typical diet comprises lots of rice, fish and spices, most of which contain little to no fat and oil in preparation. The diversity of the healthy-yet-delicious food available on a vacation in Japan makes avoiding temptation and cleansing your system relatively easy. Tourism has not yet fully recovered in Japan, so now is the best time to visit the fascinating metropolis of Tokyo and experience its unparalleled pulse without the crowds. Aside from the city’s breathtaking hotels, visitors can also enjoy a trip to a traditional Ryokan (Japanese hotel) connected to an Onsen (hot springs) on the program.
Resolution: Stop smoking
Destination: Alicante, Spain - This good intention is particularly difficult, especially when the stress of everyday life starts again after January 1, leaving you with a craving for a cigarette. The first few days of "withdrawal" are easier to survive when you're far away from the usual triggers. Therefore, many resorts now offer special programs for smoking cessation. You can stop smoking at the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain. Here you get to enjoy a super-luxurious wellness program with floatation tanks, massage, fitness classes, acupuncture, therapeutic sessions, nutritionists, psychological counseling and more. With so much attention you should forget the agony of your first few days without cigarettes and be well equipped to deal with the time ahead.
The next five resolutions and the ideal vacation destinations to help achieve them include:
- To allot more time for yourself – visit the Maldives;
- To lose weight – visit Razines, France, or Devon, UK;
- To save money – visit Bucharest, Romania;
- To watch less TV – visit Cape Otway, Australia; and
- To live a more healthy life – visit Samson Mountains, Turkey.
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