It's the same story for holidays. I don't know about you but I've wasted my last few holidays by generally taking the lazy option - not going for that hike, not getting a bike, vegetating in front of a screen - but I hope next time will be different.
I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!
I don't know how many people had suggested Cuba when I was planning my travels last year. There was a lot of talk about the country going through a period of change. Many said that the old charm was gradually disappearing.
The capital of Malaysia is a colourful city - the central emblem of the country's diversity and juxtapositions. It's impossible to get bored in Kuala Lumpur with its gargantuan range of things to do, but if it's your first time, start off by visiting the Petronas Towers
Stressed mums shouting at their husband and children. Common rants and nags include: "Geoff, I gave you the passports!" As soon as boarding is announced, they rush to be first in the queue, as if the plane will leave without them otherwise.
In 2010 I booked my first holiday alone to Thailand, and it would turn out to be a momentous move. I had just split from my husband and I longed for freedom and to start leading my own life. Before I could think about it too much, I booked and paid for a holiday to Thailand.
As a girl born, bred and proud of bring a Brit, my mum's homeland of India always brings with it an avalanche of mixed feelings. It's one of the more mysterious countries on the planet, and one that boasts some of the most drastic differences in lifestyle between poverty-stricken and the rich.
After living in Playa Del Carmen for a month I discovered some amazing places. If you've only got limited time, then here are my top picks.
Tired, stressed and in need of some sun? Apparently the average Brit now 'needs' a holiday every 56 days. But are we getting enough?
The first time I went to Orlando I was 5 years old and it was the most magical experience ever! (No kidding!). So I can't recommend it for your kids enough. But at the same time, I actually think you should leave the nippers behind the next time you go.