Resolve to visit a new place

It’s the time of year when folks start contemplating their New Year’s resolutions and I’ve got a resolution I’d love for you to consider. How about resolving to travel to at least one new place in your state this year?

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Most people have their favorite locations and they tend to vacation there year after year. I challenge you to discover a new destination in 2016 and give it a try. The one caveat is that it must be within driving distance of your house. I’m encouraging you to explore your own backyard – find the hidden gems within your state – I promise you that they do exist.

Here in Colorado there are numerous destination around the state that deserve a visit and yet on a regular basis I run into lifelong residents of this state who go to Vegas twice a year but have never been to some of our state’s greatest spots such as Mesa Verde National Park.

How about a wintry weekend in Crested Butte, a spring excursion to Durango where the trees start blooming in April or a foodie adventure in Delta County during harvest season? I bet at least one of these trips would be new for you.

While flying saves time, car trips come with many advantages that flights do not. By driving you can stop and explore things along the way. Whether it’s the World’s Largest Beetle in Colorado Springs or something a bit more educational like a Presidential library, a road trip gives you options.

You can stop and eat a real lunch and don’t have to purchase a dry airplane sandwich for $10.

Best of all, you can enjoy the scenery.

This country is amazing. From small towns  that capture the spirit of the past to trendy towns whose restaurants celebrate local food on a nightly basis, there’s surely a place that’s perfect for you. I challenge you to go out and find it in 2016.

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