Normally we celebrate New Year’s Eve with a huge party in New Jersey (to which you are all invited next year). But this year we’re not home, so we partied near Tel Aviv, Israel. We got to thinking, what are our resolutions for 2014? Here’s what the new year has in store for us.
10) Find Balance in All We Do
Generally, we feel it’s healthy to have a good work/play balance in life. Now that we’re traveling, we definitely swung way over to the “play” side. But hopefully we’ll find some work to do along the way!
9) Engage Readers From All 7 Continents
We’re trying to grow our blog in 2014, so we hope to connect with readers from all over the world. Anybody have any connections in Antarctica?
8) Speak 25 Languages
This one might be a bit ambitious, but thankfully, we’re not trying to learn entire languages. We just want to learn a few phrases (“Hello”; “Thank You”; “Where is the nearest pub?”) so we can feel a bit like locals. We have learned that making the effort to do that really makes a difference while traveling. Nasdrovia!
7) Learn More About Other Beliefs
We’ve got Judaism and Christianity covered. Now it’s time to learn about other religions. In Spain and Israel, we learned a lot about Islam. When we head to Southeast Asia, we’ll learn about Buddhism and more.
6) See More of the World
We are inevitably doing this since we’re three months into our trip, but it’s just a reminder that we’re very lucky to be on an amazing journey. Each country is special in its own way, and every city is a new experience!
5) Taste Exotic Foods
Whether it’s cola de toro (tail of the bull) in Sevilla or chapati (thin bread) in Kenya, we commit to trying new and exotic foods, even if it’s incredibly spicy food in Southeast Asia.
4) Tap Into Our Adventurous Side
We love adventure. It’s the spice of life. (Although if you’re Hungarian, it’s paprika.) Even if something is a bit scary or seems a bit insane, we’re doing it.
3) Support Each Other
On the road, it’s often just the two of us. It gets tough sometimes without friends and family, which is why it’s always important that we support one another. When we miss home, we always know that we have each other to lean on.
2) Make New Friends
We’ve been lucky enough to meet people from all over the world (and lots of people from Australia!). We absolutely love making new friends, and we can’t wait to see who we get to know in 2014.
1) Laugh More
Our number one resolution is simple. We want to laugh more. We have shared thousands of laughs this past year. We want to laugh even more. With our friends, with our family, and with complete strangers. Laugh with us!
We have loved having you along for our travel adventures so far, and we hope you’ll stay with us through the next year. We’ve got big plans for 2014
and 2015 including Southeast Asia and South America. From our 42nd Class family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy new year!!
We hope our resolutions got you thinking. We would love to hear YOUR resolutions for 2014! Let us know below or shoot us an email.