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If your resolution is to travel more, here’s how you can do it

As we enter the New Year, many of us have made resolutions to travel more. Whether it’s your first solo getaway, booking a long-stay trip, or planning a multigenerational trip the family will cherish, travelling can bring so much joy and fulfillment into our lives. However, keeping these travel resolutions can be challenging.  

According to a recent report from British Airways, “one in five Canadians says their New Year’s resolution is to travel more in 2024”. If travelling is one of your resolutions, our travel experts share their tips on what you should do. 

Start small, dream big

Feel overwhelmed by various ideas and to-do lists? Start with baby steps. A weekend road trip or a day exploring a nearby town can be the spark that ignites your wanderlust. As you grow more confident, spread your wings and aim for the sky. 

Set your intention and fuel your inspiration

Picturesque Kravica waterfalls, Bosnia and Hercegovina
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Start by painting a vivid picture in your mind of your dream journey. Close your eyes and imagine the places, smells, and sounds that ignite your wanderlust. Do the bustling streets of Tokyo speak to you? How about a river cruise in Europe?

Spend time looking for inspiring travel destinations. Read travel articles and watch social media videos about countries you want to explore. Save images of where you plan to travel on your computer and inspiration board on Pinterest or set one as a mobile phone wallpaper to keep daydreaming. Having something to look forward to will help keep your excitement until it’s time to depart. 

Tackle the challenges

What’s stopping you from hopping on a plane? Sit down and determine what may prevent you from travelling and how to overcome roadblocks. Is there an easier season for you to get away from work? Can someone else feed your pet while you’re gone? Are there places to go that are more kid-friendly? Have you heard of any upcoming sales on flights or hotel stays?

Work with a travel consultant

CAA Travel Consultants have your back when your vacation doesn’t run smoothly and will be there to make things right. CAA Travel Consultant can help you provide trip recommendations, book your trip, get better savings, navigate travel restrictions, and more. 

Pack light and smart

A lighter suitcase doesn’t just mean less stress at the airport—it opens doors to spontaneous adventures and unexpected detours. More travellers opt to ditch traditional suitcases for carry-on luggage to avoid costly checked baggage fees (and potential delays). From a weekend away to a two-week holiday across the ocean, it is possible to pack it all in – with room to spare. Invest in versatile clothing, learn the magic of packing cubes, and embrace the minimalist mindset. Here are tips from CAA on how to pack like a pro. 

Protect your travel with CAA Travel Insurance

Do you have multiple trips¹ on the horizon? Get a quote for multi-trip insurance from CAA coverage to save time and money. Remain covered in the case of unexpected medical emergencies during multiple individual trips (up to 4, 8, 15, 30, or 60 days each) throughout the year. Your multi-trip plan renews each time you leave Canada within 365 days 

Don't wait to find a travel companion

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It may be tempting to wait until you have a travel buddy before you book a flight, but you should not let that stop you from making your dreams a reality. Friends and family members may not want to travel or have the funds to commit, so why not take a solo trip? There are many ways to meet new vacation friends along the way, especially if you book a group experience.  

Together. Groups by CAA Travel offers curated group departures and itineraries so you can let someone else plan the details and enjoy the ride. Every vacation is unique, and there are a bunch of perks for CAA Members.   

Plan and enjoy your trip to the fullest

Woman laying in hammock on the terrace and looking at jungles
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Make your New Year’s resolution a success with these tips. A little effort and planning will go a long way toward making this an experience to remember. Contact a CAA Travel Consultant to start booking a trip and discuss insurance options.   

CAA Travel Insurance is provided by Orion Travel Insurance and underwritten by Echelon Insurance. Certain exclusions, limitations and restrictions apply. Subject to change without notice. A Medical Questionnaire is required if you are 60 years of age and older. Quotes are valid for 30 days. 

  1. Medical Multi-Trip Plans cover 4, 8, 15, 30, or 60 days per trip depending on the plan you purchased. Top-Up coverage is available for longer trips. Coverage cannot extend beyond 365 days from departure date or effective date.

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