2020 will be a year for the history books. With a global pandemic, economic struggles, and a variety of natural disasters, no one is going to forget this year and the personal struggles that affected us all. Thankfully, it is coming to a close and we can finally start to breath a little easier. We can optimistically say that the new year will be different, and we can expect things to get much better.
As we start 2021, now is the time to plan your celebrations. After everything we’ve been through the past 12 months, we all deserve a little celebrating. Here are a few ideas to help unwind with the new year or help start something new and exciting.
This Year’s Top Ways to Celebrate
Cruises in 2021 Are More Affordable Than Ever
Have you ever taken a cruise before? If not, then 2021 is the best time to take one. Not only are the lines short, but tickets are more affordable than ever. A cruise is a guaranteed way to have a stress-free vacation where you can sit back, relax, and let someone else do the worrying for you. Check out the Celebrity Cruises website for 2021 cruise deals and packages at some of their lowest prices.
The Mediterranean has been full of boats since antiquity. Cruise along the north African coast. Then, stop off in Greece for a few days. Enjoy the beautiful weather, the lush history, the local flavors, and the Mediterranean culture. No matter where you go, there is always something to do.
Maybe, you prefer colder environments. Alaska would be the perfect destination. Taking a cruise ensures a care-free trip that’s guaranteed to help you relax and recoup some lost energy. Alaska offers stretching natural forests and beautiful icebergs and glaciers. Plus, you might catch a glimpse of some whales.
Travel down south for a few weeks. Whether you stop in Cabo or Cancun, a tropical paradise awaits. Central and South America are home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world and are known for their warm waters. What are you waiting for?
Challenge Yourself to Do Something Daring
Nothing gets the blood pumping more than a quick spurt of adrenaline. Unfortunately, daily life rarely cuts it. Nevertheless, there are plenty of adrenaline-fueled options for you to choose from.
How does jumping out of an airborne plane sound? If it sounds scary, you are ready to fly. Sky diving is one of the most memorable experiences in the world, and can be done in nearly every state. If you haven’t tried it yet, this year could be the right time.
On the other hand, you could try out deep-sea diving. Not only will you feel weightless, but you also get to see majestic sea creatures. The preparation required is worth it as you get to enter a whole new world beneath the surface that few people get to ever experience. It is absolutely mesmerizing.
Gather With Your Friends and Family
Of course, the best celebrations are the ones with all the people you love. Most of us were forced to socially distance this year and haven’t spent much time with others outside our own household. However, with vaccines on the horizon, a safe social gathering could be the perfect way to commemorate the occasion.
How can you show your people that you love them? We suggest hosting a massive cookout. There are few better ways to grow closer to the ones you love than breaking bread together or enjoying a great meal. As long as you have some minimal cooking skills, you are sure to impress. You can do something prestigious like steaks and salads, or simplify with burgers and hot dogs. Tailor your cook out to exactly the amount of work you want to put in.
What could be a more American way to celebrate than blowing stuff up? If you are in an area that is allowing fireworks, it’s a safe way to explore your pyromania. Put together a show with your family and neighbors and enjoy an explosively good time.
Cross Something Off of Your Bucket List
Finally, get out your bucket list. Surely, there are a few items left to cross off that got put on hold this last year. See if any of them are doable and make a plan to do them. Here are a few suggestions.
Pick Up a New Hobby:
Celebrations don’t have to be a one-time thing. Take this moment to discover a new passion. It can be something you share with others, or something for you to learn and grow personally. The great thing about picking up new hobbies or skills is that you don’t just enjoy them for a holiday but for the rest of your life. Think about something you want to learn or start, and then give it a shot.
Buy Your Dream Car:
Have your eyes been set on a specific car? We don’t blame you. Nothing beats the feeling of cruising down the open road in your dream vehicle. Make it happen this year because there’s no better time to treat yourself.
Move to a New City:
Of course, everyone has an adventurer inside of them. Listen to them for once. Try moving to a new city. That way, the whole year will be a constant adventure. Immerse yourself in the new sounds, sites, culture, or language of a new city and discover something new about yourself too. You never know what you will find.
Ending the Year With a Bang
Celebrating the end of the year is essential. Otherwise, why do we all work so hard? As long as you are alive, celebrations will be essential. They let us bond with the people we love. Not to mention, they are a ton of fun. After a year as stressful and heart-breaking as 2020, everyone deserves to do something for themselves and have a celebration. Here’s to the new year, the new experiences, and the new you.