Thursday, January 07, 2010

My Take on the 10 Travel Resolutions for 2010

In the spirit of the new year and my #1 resolution, here is my take on MSN's 10 Travel Resolutions for 2010.

Get a passport, already!
Done...oh wait, mine's expired already. Hehehe...I think only hubby has a working passport. That means I need to save up for passports for the 3 girls and myself. mmm...and find time to go to the immigration office to do them. Maybe some day during the March school holidays. Another thing to put on my To-do list.

Relax. Seriously.
OK, this trip to HK, I'm gonna make it simple and fun. Especially it's going to be such a huge group. With kids. And a baby. I'm not going to expect too much so how I'm going plan this is just one major highlight/to-do activity every day. Plus, I'm going to make it NOT compulsory that everybody has to do everything together. Whoever has the stamina, time, money to do extra activities, please do so. Those who do not, have the option of just relaxing at the hotel.

Learn 10 phrases.
OK, time to google some simple phrases; Good morning, Good night, Thank you, Excuse Me, How much, Too expensive (heeee!), Yes, No, Goodbye.

Travel with a close friend or family member.
Did I tell you guys who I'm going to be travelling with? There's my family, my parents, my aunt and her 6 (yes..six!!) kids. Granted, all of them are considered adults (above 12) except for the youngest but still...with such a big group, there's bound to be a lot of "suggestions" and "opinions". But all in the name of FAMILY!! Plus the memories are just going to be priceless, for sure!!

Give yourself the upgrade, for once.
One of the reason why I'm pushing for us to stay one night at the Disneyland Hotel. I never stayed at one when we visited Disneyland Orlando or LA. I know the hotel is like double the price of a regular hotel but the girls will just love the experience. Plus, it's a little luxury that I think hubby and I really deserve.

Take better photos.
Hmm...I don't wanna splurge for a new camera and I don't want to lug around my brother's "professional" camera either. I guess I better learn to use all the functions of my current camera better and not depend on the auto function all the time.

Dig in to a local delicacy.
OK, maybe HK would be the best place for me to try Dim Sum. Or...I don't know, I'll have to Google and see what food HK is famous for.

Upgrade your travel gear.
The current travelling bags we are using are the ones I bought for when I went to the US to study. That's 1996...14 years ago!!Maybe it's time for an upgrade...maybe a nice, sturdy, striking backpack.

Strike up a conversation.
This might be hard since I'll be controlling the crowd of my own posse most of the time. But I should at least make nice with the receptionist at the hotel counter...and maybe get some insights on what's hot in HK.

Don't overthink it.
This is going to be extremely hard since I'm a freak for planning everything...from where we stay, to where we eat, which attraction to visit. But, like I said, I'm going to keep things simple and just hope that everyone enjoys themselves.


dillazag said...

Bestnya Along!!!
I can't wait for the entry! :)

Been wanting to take the kids to a Disneyland and HK seems a good place to start. Buat research banyak2 and the post it, yeah!

Oh, enjoy!!! (When are you going?)

Aktif Mama (Sal) said...

Take a lot of photos ok...Tak gie pun xpe...janji dpt tgk photoss...