According to USA.gov – the U.S. Government’s official web portal – some of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions include getting a better education, getting a better job, eating healthier and losing weight, and volunteering. Another very important New Year’s Resolution that tops lists year-after-year is to spend more quality time with family. With that in mind, rootshed.com has compiled the following list of staycation ideas geared to helping those 2013 resolutions stick.
New Years Resolution: Get a Better Education –
Georgia is a treasure trove of excellent higher learning facilities – from technical colleges to nationally accredited universities. If education is key for either yourself or a college-age child, plan to make a college road trip that will not only be fun but enlightening. You may want to add University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia State University and Georgia Tech in Downtown Atlanta, Kennesaw State College in Kennesaw, Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, and Savannah College of Art and Design in Coastal Georgia to your staycation list, just for starters.
New Years Resolution: Get a Better Job –
Being the bustling metropolis that Atlanta is, there are often career fairs hosted in and around the area. Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and many other local colleges play host to regular events at their career centers. Keep an eye on Atlanta event calendars for other upcoming job and career fair events, such as the one being hosted at the Holiday Inn Capitol Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 4, 2013. There is another career event slated for that same day by the Georgia Department of Labor at the Columbus Trade Center in Columbus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New Years Resolution: Eating Healthier and Losing Weight –
Georgia is brimming with talented chefs and scenic locales to inspire healthy eating and exercise. Destinations like Chateau Elan, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, Barnsley Gardens and The Cloister at Sea Island offer plenty of wide open spaces and activities for exploring paired with healthy menu options for enjoying. Some will even offer one-on-one sessions with their chefs to discuss preparation and presentation to make this new endeavor more palatable.
New Years Resolution: Volunteering –
In a state rich with well-reputed charitable organizations, there is no shortage of opportunities to plan a benevolent bon voyage. Take a closer look at Habitat for Humanity, Global Soap Project, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and more if interested in helping others; and Piedmont Park Conservancy, Jekyll Island’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Chattahoochee River Keepers if interested in volunteering to save the planet.
New Years Resolution: Spend More Quality Time with Family –
What better way to spend more quality time with family than with a fun, impromptu Atlanta staycation? Resplendent with beautiful destinations like St. Simons Island, the North Georgia Mountains and lakeside resorts on Lake Lanier and Lake Oconee, as well as fun attractions like Six Flags over Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, the Georgia Aquarium and more, planning a family-focused foray is a snap.