• The turn of the new year is the perfect time for reflection and goal setting. Whether you achieved the resolutions that you set for New Year 2017 or not, decide on some travel related goals for 2018 now and you’ll be sure to achieve them. After all, what better incentive is there than a holiday?

    Get fit and healthy in Gran Canaria

    Have you set a new year’s resolution to get fit and healthy in 2018? Get a head start by jetting off on a holiday to Gran Canaria, where you can try out the Spanish diet. Spanish meals are typically served with lots of fresh vegetables which are cooked in lashings of olive oil or served raw in salad.

    Spend the summer nights exploring Gran Canaria by foot and recharge with a healthy breakfast in the morning. Gran Canaria is a year-round destination, so knowing that you can combine eating a Canarian diet, relaxing in the Canarian sunshine and getting plenty of exercise in summer is the ideal form of inspiration at the start of the year for your 2018 diet plan.

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    Close up shot of food in Greece you could try in the New Year

    Learn something new in Costa Dorada

    Learn more about the world in 2018 by treating yourself to a stay in Costa Dorada. Step back in time with a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre, where you can walk around the well preserved, huge ruins like soldiers and gladiators did all those years ago. You can also head up into the hills to see the Monastery of Montserrat which was built over 1000 years ago. Miravet Castle is another great landmark to visit beside the Ebro River.

    This medieval piece of architecture is Arab in origin and houses the Chapel of Sant Miquel. Fans of art will also enjoy a wander around Gaudi Centre Reus – a tribute to the town’s most famous son. There’s a lot of history to uncover and the beautiful sights make it one history lesson that will catch your attention!

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    Try new foods in Bulgaria

    Expand your foodie knowledge this New Year with a holiday to Bulgaria. There you can try classic Bulgarian dishes such as banitsa. Banitsa is a crispy cheese pie made with layers of filo pastry, feta cheese and yogurt. Sweet fillings, like apples or dates, are also used on special occasions like New Year’s Eve, so you can celebrate a happy new year the Bulgarian way!

    Another Bulgarian favourite which is eaten on hot, sunny days is a chilled soup called tarator. Consisting of cucumber, yogurt and dill and served ice cold, tarator is a refreshing meal during the summertime. Whatever time of year you visit, you’ll be able to fulfil your new year’s resolution in Bulgaria.

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    Be more adventurous in Mexico

    Inject some adventure into your 2017 with a Mexican holiday for you and your family. There are a whole host of activities to get involved in, from exploring Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá to swimming with dolphins in Cancun. Why not really challenge yourself by squeezing into a wetsuit and heading down to the depths of the ocean on a deep-sea dive? Diving in Mexico will give you the chance to see bright coral reefs and unusual sea life and gifts you with a fantastic story to tell!

    Image of a scuber diver in Mexico

    By setting goals that you can achieve and combining them with destinations you could place on your travel wish list, 2018 is bound to be your best year yet! Visit new places, experience new things and make the most of your fresh start in the New Year.

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