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New Year's resolutions matrix

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Well, yes... the typical New Year's resolutions revolve around losing weight, quitting smoking, reading more frequently, and saving up -among others. But how about setting yourself up for traveling more often? Whether you travel on your own, with your significant other, with your family, or with friends; seeing new places learning about other cultures, tasting new foods and getting to meet and make friends with new people is an unbelievable and priceless experience!

How about making a list of places that you would like to visit short, mid, and long-term? I'd suggest drafting a matrix in which you write down the place, things you envision doing at that place, a rough estimate of how much it would cost you to do it including transportation, accommodation, meals and certain activities; and the timeframe in which you'd like to get there. Visualizing yourself at your desired destination is equally important with saving up, planning and booking your trip. Visualization will definitely help attracting and making your dreams come true.

Here's an example of what your table could look like:

Place --- Things to Do --- Timeframe --- $ Estimate

Sedona---Hike, Visit Downtown, Visit Rock Cathedral---2 Days, April 2013---$500

Paris---Walk thru touristic spots, visit Louvre, visit Versailles---1 Week, Sep 2013---$3000

Etc...

Creating this table will also help you figure out ways to budget and save up in a faster manner for each one of your desired trips.

With this said, may you and your loved ones have a wonderful time during the holidays and may 2013 be filled with blessing and many exciting trips!

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