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Why are New Year’s resolutions so difficult to keep? Every year we start off with such good intentions, but, according to research, only around 1 in 10 of us stick to our resolutions.

The key to keeping your New Year’s resolutions is to make them small, easy to maintain and fun! So here we’re taking five common New Year’s resolutions and recommending a fun way to make your good intentions a fun reality.

Travel more

Forget expensive, faraway destinations and those stressful hours trapped in the departures lounge. There are plenty of unexplored gems in the UK just waiting to be discovered.

For breathtaking mountain scenery, an intriguing local language and even a dormant volcano, you need only go as far as north Wales to the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

If you want to avoid the crowds of Snowdon itself, explore the rich natural and cultural treats of the rest of the park, including the ancient castles and events.

Snowdonia National Park

Get fit

Instead of a sweaty, crowded gym, get yourself fit amongst some of the outstanding natural beauty that Britain has to offer.

The Forest of Dean, just north of the River Severn and close to the Welsh border, is the perfect location for a fitness break. There are loads of amazing activities in this spectacular location, including cycling, caving, climbing and canoeing.

There’s even diving at one of the UK’s newest inland dive sites. Plus, of course, there’s the simple pleasure of walking and hiking around one of England’s surviving ancient woodlands. You’ll be so captivated by the amazing scenery, you won’t even realise how fit you’re getting!

The Forest of Dean

Learn a language

With a self catering break in the gorgeous countryside of France or Italy, you can escape and mingle with the locals. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can pick up the basics in a supermarket or cafe. And by visiting a stunningly beautiful location, you’ll give yourself even more motivation to learn the language.

An ideal place to start your learning is the stunning Armorica Regional Natural Park in Brittany. From the mountains to the sea, you’ll discover some incredible wildlife and breathtaking views. The local Bretons are really friendly, and used to helping visitors with the language!

Relax more

You need to give your body creature comforts, natural beauty, and calm, quiet surroundings to truly achieve relaxation.  Likewise, there are a few things you need to avoid at all costs. Long-haul flights, stressful airports and lost luggage spring to mind!

How about a holiday let with a hot tub, surrounded by the rugged beauty of Northumberland? You can really get away from the crowds in this most northerly part of England, with miles of stunning coastline and woodland to enjoy.

Mountain Views

Spend more time with the family

Getting everyone from the kids to the grandparents in one place is a great idea, and there’s no easier way to do so than by renting a large holiday home.

There’s no better choice than the Peak District, Britain’s first national park. If you’ve got family members spread far and wide, its location right in the heart of Britain makes it easy for everyone.

With so much to see and do throughout its 500 square miles, there’ll be something to keep the whole family entertained, before you all come together for some real family bonding.

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