If you’re like many people, one of your New Year’s resolutions may be to see more of the world in 2019. After all, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day and forget to get out and explore this incredible planet we live on.

If you’re hoping to travel more this year, here are some ways you can make it happen:

Buy a bike

Many people have always wanted to buy a motorbike. If the freedom of the open road has been calling you for some time, maybe it’s time to answer that call. One of the great things about owning a bike these days is it’s easier and cheaper than ever to keep it running. You can find oem parts for motorcycles online, and plenty of information to help when you need to do basic maintenance.

Many women, in particular, have always wanted to own a bike but have thought that this dream was out of reach. This is no longer the case. More women than ever before are hitting the open road, exploring the world, and doing it as the driver of a bike- not a passenger. You can find many different motorcycle jackets for women these days, whether you’re looking for an armored motorcycle jacket or something else.

Use your vacation days

It may sound simple, but if you want to take a trip, you have to actually be willing to use your vacation days. So many of us have fallen into this trap where we don’t use all of our days, which means we just end up burnt out, sick, and resentful. Studies have shown that you actually need rest and relaxation to be productive, so make sure you plan a few trips with your vacation days well in advance.

Get creative

Travel doesn’t need to mean a trip to Africa or South America. There’s plenty to see right in your hometown. Remember: Tourists come from around the world to see what your part of the world has to offer.

If your finances are strapped this year, make a conscious effort to explore places close to home. Take a road trip to a town just a few hours away. Get a cheap hotel and have a Staycation in your city, or look for package deals which can save you big bucks. You don’t need to be rich to travel- you simply need to be creative.