On a recent trip to Hawaii, I got to cross many things off my bucket list - swim with dolphins, parasail and do yoga by the ocean. Personally, travelling always offers a fresh perspective. Experiencing a new culture and communicating with the locals really opens my eyes to the different lifestyles people lead. Participating in a traditional Hawaiian Luau on the island of Maui was a key example of this - it helps to keep an open and more accepting mind.
Above all travelling makes me appreciate all the little things in life drowned out by the humdrum of everyday rituals. It may be the awe-inspiring ombre of colours within a sunset or the tranquil sounds of waves. Whatever it is, I'm always more grateful when arriving back from a holiday.
As Augustine of Hippo says 'The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.' So for 2014 perhaps that should be your resolution.