(PRWEB) January 13, 2006 -- This January, like so many past Januarys, people around the world are making New Year’s resolutions – giving up smoking, cutting down on drinking, laying off fatty foods, etc. But no matter how much determination these resolutions are made with, most fail at keeping them. So why not travel instead! For 2006, Hostelworld.com has devised New Year’s resolutions that might be a bit easier to achieve and a lot more fun to do.
I will conquer my fear of heights: Interlaken, Switzerland
Do a skydive. Skydive Switzerland does skydives into the seemingly bottomless valleys of the Swiss Alps. $302
I am going to learn
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Enroll in a language course. Language [Out There!] runs a five-day Spanish course that teaches students a small chunk of the language before using it straightaway by going into the streets of Madrid with the teacher and classmates. $39.50
I promise to be more romantic: Paris and Venice
Go to Paris or Venice with your loved one. Perfect Hostel, Paris offers three-bed privates from $25pppn, twin privates from $28pppn and double-bed privates from $31pppn. Residence Santa Croce in Venice offers six-bed dorms from $37pppn and twin privates from $49.50pppn.
I am going to become more active: Yosemite National Park, USA
Walk more. Incredible Adventures operates three-day tours through Yosemite National Park where you encounter waterfalls, glaciated cliffs, bears, amazing trails and more. $220
I will learn to surf: Sydney
Sign up for a surf camp
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. Waves Surf School has two-day surf camps departing from Sydney both midweek and on weekends. Price includes accommodation, surfboard, wetsuit hire, meals and more. $149
I will fly: Rio de Janeiro
Strap yourself onto a hang glider. With Brazil Expedition Tours in Rio you can hang glide over the city and see skyscrapers, forests and beaches. $108
I will learn how to dive: Dahab, Egypt
Enroll in a dive course. Dahab lies on the Red Sea, home to some of the world’s best waters for diving. With this eight-day diving tour you will see the best diving has to offer. $449
I promise to save more money: Vienna
Plan ahead. A night at the Staatsoper in Vienna will only set you back $4.20, if you don’t mind standing! Wombats Vienna – The Base offers six-bed dorms (ensuite) from $20pppn.
I want to meet new people: Rome and Barcelona
Go on pub crawls. Unquestionably, the best way to meet people when travelling is by embarking on pub crawls. Thankfully, two of Europe’s most popular backpacking cities have some of the best pubs. Rome(ing) Tours in Rome has bar crawls for $19pp. Travel Bar Tours in Barcelona runs bar crawls for $18.50pp.
I am going to pamper myself more: Riga, Latvia
Indulge in a body-pampering “adventure.” Argonaut Adventures in the Latvian capital have body pampering adventures where you can indulge in massages, saunas, facials and more. $25
Hostelworld.com offers confirmed online reservations for more than 10,000 hostels and budget hotels in more than 150 countries worldwide, as well as touring and “resolution-keeping” options around the world. For additional information, photos or to speak with a Hostelworld.com executive for your story, please contact Jenny Hoefel at 617-227-0012, ext. 233 or e-mail protected from spam bots.
*All above tours and hostels can be booked on www.hostelworld.com. Hostel rates are Per Person/Per Night (PPPN). All prices subject to availability.