New Year, New You: Resolutions to Inspire Travel
As 2022 ends, it's time to think about New Year's resolutions. Why not make 2023 a year of growth and adventure? Whether it's finding personal wellness, exploring new places, or strengthening family bonds, Natural Retreats is here to help.
Unplug from the bustle of everyday life by reconnecting with yourself and your loved ones at any of our 16 resort-style destinations in the United States—and discover endless year-round opportunities that will keep you motivated and having fun.
Make next year the best year with Natural Retreats' resolution list:
SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY
The Great Smoky Mountains is a fantastic choice for resolution-makers who want more time with loved ones. This family-friendly area provides roughly 522,000 acres of beautiful scenery, including Clingmans Dome—the highest point in Tennessee—towering over 6,000 feet. You and your family will be in awe of the panoramic views that stretch 100 miles in each direction on a clear day. Plus, the famous Newfound Gap Road takes you within a half mile of the dome, so there's no need to worry about a long, strenuous hike. It’s perfect for the whole family. Find a place to stay>>>
LEARN A NEW SKILL
Learn the art of scalloping in Cape San Blas, Florida—a decades-long Gulf Coast tradition that draws fishing enthusiasts and seafood lovers both near and far. Scalloping is the process of searching for and collecting fresh scallops by hand or in a small dip net. Book a charter with an experienced captain who can show you the best snorkeling spots to catch them, or wade near shore in the sea-grass beds to find them yourself. Both offer a sense of joy and accomplishment that can only be found in learning a new skill. Happy hunting! Look for accommodations>>>
FOCUS ON SELF-CARE
Starting 2023 with a renewed focus on self-care is one of the best resolutions you can make. Nestled against the majestic backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mammoth Lakes is teeming with hot springs that offer the perfect way to refresh mind, body, and soul. One of the best-known is Wild Willy's Hot Springs—made up of two hot pools that range from 95 to 105 degrees with gorgeous views. The best part? It's totally free! Look for availability>>>
BE MORE ACTIVE
Do you want to move more and sit less? Consider planning a trip with friends to explore Yellowstone National Park. With 2.2 million acres, this park has breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and prominent geothermal features like the Old Faithful Geyser. With plenty of activities to keep your heart pumping, you and your friends can spend your days snowshoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and more. It's a lovely way to put New Year's resolutions into action for a stronger and healthier 2023. Find a vacation home>>>
DO SOMETHING THRILLING
Step outside your comfort zone with a thrilling experience like hot air ballooning in Taos, New Mexico. From the moment you take off, you'll be transfixed by the immense natural beauty of the area spread out beneath you. Enjoy a silent glide above red-hued mountain peaks and white-tipped dunes as an experienced pilot ensures a safe ride. Marvel at ancient Puebloan ruins that look like abstract art from above or get lost in the clouds during a magical sunrise in Taos. This is one thrilling experience that will stay with you forever! Find your next big adventure>>>
Well, this one is a no-brainer with Natural Retreats. With 16 resort-style destinations around the U.S., you can pick from various locations and experiences. From kayaking the clear waters of Florida's Emerald Coast to snowshoeing the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, we have something for everyone. Explore our collection to find inspiration for your next big trip, and start planning today!
We hope our resolutions will inspire and motivate you all year long. From all of us at Natural Retreats, may your New Year be filled with adventure and good fortune.
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