2011 Travel Resolutions Contest

January 10 2011 by BW Innsider
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Your Resolution Could Win You a $250 Best Western Travel Card®!

Did you make it to all your must-visit destinations last year? Planning to visit a new destination this year? One thing we sometimes skip over when making new resolutions is TRAVEL. Tell us your 2011 travel resolution OR a travel resolution you accomplished in 2010 in the comment section below before Jan 31, 2011 for a chance to win a $250 Best Western Travel Card®!

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    By Anne M. on January 18, 2011 2:52 PM

    I would like to make my travel resolution to be to visit family in the states of Va, TN, and SC this year :)

    By Dan Black on January 18, 2011 2:57 PM

    My wife is planning on retiring this year so we are planning a trip to Florida to hopefully catch one of the final shuttle launches. I traveled to Florida last May and saw one by myself which was spectacular and was on my bucket list. I traveled all the way from Western Canada to Florida and back and stayed in Best Western Hotels every night of the 3 week trip with the exception of one where they claimed not to have a room available. This is another story for another time but has been settled.

    By Sidney Cook on January 18, 2011 3:03 PM

    I would like to try and talk less and listen more. I know I talk too much and it has been a problem with my partner who is a very slow talker and gets constantly cut off by me and with my friends, as soon as I interrupt I know I did it again but I can't help myself sometimes. I need to try and correct this and I made myself a new year's resolution that I will give it my best effort this year!

    By Sidney Cook on January 18, 2011 3:05 PM

    Oops, I just realized it says travel resolution, can you delete this and my previous comment and I will start again, thanks!

    By Christy Long on January 18, 2011 3:05 PM

    Last year I made the drive to the Pacific Northwest! It was a dream of mine since I was in high school. The ocean was gorgeous! The enormous redwood trees were AMAZING. It was the best trip I'd ever taken! This country truly is gorgeous!

    By Sidney Cook on January 18, 2011 3:13 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to get my tourist visa for China and to take a citytrip to Shanghai with my partner.

    By Bianca on January 18, 2011 3:13 PM

    I would like to go to the Great Canyon, Brice, Arch, Zion, Lake Powell, Sedona, Phoenix.
    I also would like to go to Hawaii for my honeymoon !

    By Joanne LaFromboise on January 18, 2011 3:13 PM

    When it come to travel - resolutions were easy to make, hopefully easier to keep! Our VERY first resolution is just that - to travel more. We are proud elite members of the Best Western program in conjunction with Harley Davidson and vow this year will be a "frequent travel year". We take part in a program from Harley Davidson called the "Tour Card" - in summary, you are asked to visit about 20-30 HD dealers all over New England - hence causing a lot of overnight stays especially when we go to Caribou, ME from Springfield, MA. (about 10-12 hour trip one way). We'd really like to complete the card AGAIN this year, but much more relaxed than we have in the past. Motorcycles are a great way to "tour" anywhere - not just New England!

    By Jennie on January 18, 2011 3:29 PM

    I would love to be able to finally visit my family in the east coast again. I don't have the money to travel there, and I really miss them all. Hopefully I can save up this year and go on a trip out there this summer :) That's what I'm striving for, anyway!

    By Cheryl on January 18, 2011 3:31 PM

    We WILL spend 1 weekend a month away somewhere!

    By alan on January 18, 2011 3:36 PM

    my travel resoluton would be if all goes well at hospital to travel to a best western hotel on valentines weekend to my wonderfull partner who has suported me so much in the past two years .

    By Mark on January 18, 2011 3:44 PM

    My travel resolution is to stop wasting all our holidays on visiting family and to attempt to at least use some of them to go somewhere weve never been.

    By A.Smith on January 18, 2011 4:06 PM

    I'm hoping to travel outside of North America this year. I've never been overseas but I would love to vacation in Greece or Italy. I shot a little lighter on my resolution though and decided to just schedule some travel time this summer so as long as I get away some where for some leisure time, I'll have fulfilled my new years wish :)

    By Helen Fast on January 18, 2011 4:25 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to do some new things and travel to some new places. Though I have been fortunate to be able to have some wonderful trips and itineraries, I seem to repeat destinations, mostly because I thoroughly enjoyed it so I go again!
    This year I will try somewhere or something new whenever I get a chance to get away!

    By Z. Kiesel on January 18, 2011 4:39 PM

    I want to ride my Harley to a state we've never been to before. Any Best Westerns in New Mexico? Colorado? I think so!!

    By Cindy Moore on January 18, 2011 4:43 PM

    My travel resolution for this year is to finally visit family members that live in Montana!

    By Jason Tapley on January 18, 2011 4:50 PM

    I like the idea of a travel resolution. My travel resolution for 2011 is to take our family to Florida and stay on the Gulf Coast side near Tampa. You have a nice looking location on Treasure Island that looks inviting. We were in Florida a couple of years ago and the kids loved it and want to go again. So do I.

    By Shannon on January 18, 2011 5:31 PM

    My New Year resolution is to say "Yes" to more travel opportunities! I am lucky to have friends that love to travel, and I need to take advantage of that and travel with them more!

    By Gale on January 18, 2011 5:53 PM

    My resolution is to go at least twice this year to go somewhere on a weekend to a place where I've never been before. The plan is sleep in late, maybe lounge by a pool, take in a cultural or see a historical site. Be a Lady of Leisure!!
    These weekends are to make up the travel I am doing showing my dogs! All by myself, no two-legged or four-legged friends!!

    By Mary C. on January 18, 2011 7:00 PM

    My family travelled to Brevard, NC, October, 2010, and had a great time visiting the little shops there. We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and delicious food at Mayberry's Restaurant. I highly suggest trying their Mayberry’s Grilled Peanut Butter with Banana Sandwich. It was scrumptious. We made a day trip to Sevierville, TN, and took in the outlets and a nice winery trail. We did some Rainbow Trout fishing and caught enough for a good fish fry. The mountain scenery was gorgeous with the beautiful changing leaves. This was a trip my family was looking forward to taking in 2010 and we were all thankful when it became a reality!

    By fokxxy on January 18, 2011 7:14 PM

    My resolution is to take my son somewhere new this year. Hopefully out of province!

    By Adrienne D. on January 18, 2011 7:29 PM

    Last summer we went on an amazing west coast starting in Vancouver, and stopping off at Seattle, Portland, the redwoods, and San Francisco.

    This coming year it will be hard to top that, but I resolve to travel to at least two new cities and hopefully a new country!

    By Sharon Y on January 18, 2011 8:02 PM

    My travel resolution is to go go go. I want a family adventure. My family plans to travel to local states on mini-vacs. We are also planning one week long trip to Hawaii. This is our year to cut lose, explore and have loads of fun. We have been waiting for a long time. There were many challenges in our way, but not this year. We can do it!

    By Jerry M on January 19, 2011 2:26 AM

    Just before Christmans, we did go to Orlando, but we needed to go further south. It was just not warm enough. Key West?

    By Vicky K M on January 19, 2011 2:29 AM

    Go see a Steelers game.

    By Natalie V. on January 19, 2011 8:31 AM

    My resolution: not to travel with in-laws again (there were 13 of them)

    By Harry Barbee on January 19, 2011 12:53 PM

    I want to go to CMT music festival this year I have wanted to go for the past 10 years but have not made it yet

    By Dale Fish on January 19, 2011 12:56 PM

    I am going to take my bride to vegas. She has never been on vacation, and my son lives therr, whom I haven't seen in 6 yrs!

    By Brian on January 19, 2011 1:03 PM

    My resolution goal for 2011 is to train and be able to complete a full length marathon.

    By Diana on January 19, 2011 1:15 PM

    My travel resolution is to take the train from CA to Washington state. I am hoping to accomplish this by October :) Also I want to see 3 Cowboys games in different stadiums :)

    By Kanani on January 19, 2011 1:24 PM

    My resolution is hopefully my family and I will beable to stay at the Best Western Coconut Waikiki for my Husband's Birthday on March 5!!

    By ChristopherC on January 19, 2011 1:30 PM

    To finally go back to Disney World!

    By Stefanie on January 19, 2011 1:43 PM

    I would like to go to Colorado (never been!) and visit my friend who recently moved there.

    By Crystal on January 19, 2011 2:22 PM

    I hope to Travel to london sometime soon I havent been since I was 5 & I dont remember much of the trip but I really want to back . Everyones always saying how amazing it is, I wanna see for myself , get lost , make new friends all that good stuff !!

    By Kathy on January 19, 2011 3:07 PM

    I have resolved to go to my 40th high school reunion in Valley Station, Kentucky this summer. I'm going to take my darling husband, born and bred (and refusing to leave NJ unless it's to a tropical island) New Jerseyan that he is, who claims he doesn't need to go. I told him it wouldn't kill him to go, but it might if he didn't.

    By julie rosier on January 19, 2011 4:25 PM

    I am trying to quit smoking. It's not going well but I keep trying, I've quit for a couple days and then my truck blew up. I smoked. I quit again for a couple days and my hard drive went out and my fiancee and I broke up over $49. I am going to try and quit again in a couple days after I throw out everything else that is getting ready to break. I can' t take any stress when I quit and this life makes it very hard.

    By Sarah W. on January 20, 2011 1:02 AM

    I'm a chronic studier-abroad. In college, I spent two semesters in Costa Rica and Uganda, respectively. So my travel goal for 2010 was to spend another semester studying (for grad school this time) on a new continent. January through May were spent in beautiful Cambodia! It was amazing.

    By Eryn on January 20, 2011 2:12 AM

    Last year I made a resolution to go to Disneyland as a family for my 30th birthday. We made it! Beyond that, we had the classic American family road trip on the way back up the coast.

    Essentially, California is one giant amusement park.

    My resolution this year is to travel to New Orleans. It's been on my list for my entire life.

    I can feel it, this year's the year!

    By Thomas Garcia on January 20, 2011 4:30 AM

    This year I want more camping trips and more car trips! I love car camping with my kids and this year I'd like to expand my traditional three hour radius of trips out to the rest of my state.

    I'm all for jet setting across the globe, but I haven't fully explored my own region yet!

    By Jennifer Kaplinski on January 20, 2011 7:23 AM

    Our Family Travel resolution is to actually go away for the fist time together. We want to make it to Florida to visit my husbands family in March but some stuff has come up so financially we might not go. However an extra $250 would help out a great deal and we could get over there for my husbands Uncles birthday. Fingers crossed

    By Ric Garrido on January 20, 2011 7:35 AM

    2011 travel resolution is to network more with other travel bloggers and stay in hotels in new loyalty programs for me. I already have three nights booked at Best Western for February.

    By Mike Stuben on January 20, 2011 7:59 AM

    In 2011 I resolve to take the road less traveled more often. Make the journey more meaningful and not just focus on the destination.

    By Biggles209 on January 20, 2011 8:01 AM

    I'm going to regain 1K status on United

    By Brian on January 20, 2011 8:28 AM

    We took our kids to Kauai and Maui, Hawaii during 2010

    By Andrea D on January 20, 2011 8:30 AM

    I plan to go to the Grand Tetons National Park summer 2011 and hike to the summit of the Middle Teton.

    By Philip on January 20, 2011 8:32 AM

    My resolution is to fly 100k miles this year! It'll be the first time I'd fly 100k miles

    By Gene on January 20, 2011 8:35 AM

    My resolution is visit Alaska and Wyoming and to take my wife to Paris for our Anniversary and to reach 1 million FF miles.

    By Denis on January 20, 2011 8:39 AM

    My resolution is to attain Premier Exec status with United so I can travel to the western US to see some of the National Parks (and stay in Best Westerns nearby).

    By Ludmila on January 20, 2011 8:40 AM

    I will go to Austria, Slovakia, Belgium, Israel and France.

    By Scott on January 20, 2011 9:08 AM

    My resolution for the year is to try to travel someplace new each month.

    By Jim on January 20, 2011 9:15 AM

    To use up my vacation time visting places I have not been to before.

    By John on January 20, 2011 9:17 AM

    My resolution is to the visit the American West!

    By Nick on January 20, 2011 9:18 AM

    My 2011 resolution is for our family to travel to a beach resort and stay in bunglow for 2 nights.

    By Val on January 20, 2011 9:21 AM

    I plan to go to Canada, Hungary, Serbia, Russia, France, Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, Brazil and Netherlands.

    By MarkB on January 20, 2011 9:22 AM

    Plans for 2011 is another round-the-world trip, London, Hong Kong, Sydney all on the agenda.

    By Darrin on January 20, 2011 9:27 AM

    i traveled to many different places in 2010, but after several years of unsuccessful attempts i finally made it to Bonnaroo!! what an experience that is.

    By Jeff Meekins on January 20, 2011 9:29 AM

    My wife and I have been married for 3 years, and I promised than within 5 we would take her dream trip to New Zealand. The clock is ticking, and we have the miles to redeem the trip for free, so I think this is going to be the year. New Zealand 2011 here we come.

    By Joy Meekins on January 20, 2011 9:33 AM

    We also need to go on our Alaskan Cruise this year, practically free tickets to Anchorage thanks to Frontier bump vouchers.

    By Chris on January 20, 2011 9:47 AM

    Pack lighter!

    By Bradley Baker on January 20, 2011 9:54 AM

    I resolve to look more for what I can do rather than reasons for why I can't do something or reasons why now isn't the right time.

    By Jon on January 20, 2011 9:58 AM

    We need to go to New Orleans!

    By Hans Mast on January 20, 2011 10:17 AM

    In 2011, I want to take more time off of work to travel. I feel very tied down by my job.

    By Aaron S on January 20, 2011 10:32 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to gather enough frequent flyer miles to travel on a round-the-world itinerary to Japan, India, Jordan, and Poland.

    By Sarah on January 20, 2011 10:48 AM

    In 2011 I will travel to Bangkok to visit my grandma...whom I haven't seen since 2006. My husband will also meet a lot of family members for the first time.

    By Aeneas on January 20, 2011 10:55 AM

    This year's travel resolution is to visit D.C., Baltimore, and the Chesapeake Bay area with the Thirsty Travelers.

    By Aeneas on January 20, 2011 10:59 AM

    This year's resolution is to visit D.C., Baltimore, and the Chesapeake Bay area with the Thirsty Travelers.

    By Rich on January 20, 2011 11:10 AM

    My resolution is to take my wife to France this summer and to pay for our flights and hotel nights with points and miles.

    By Lee on January 20, 2011 11:22 AM

    This year's resolution would take a nice vacation to Hawaii using my miles instead traveling for work in the cold east coast.

    By Tom on January 20, 2011 11:31 AM

    This year's travel resolution is to visit dixon, CA.

    By Dan on January 20, 2011 11:45 AM

    Travel to both the not United States of the Union, HI and AK.

    By mitchell on January 20, 2011 12:16 PM

    Traveled to Italy and Bahamas in 2010. Would like to travel to China and Spain in 2011.

    By John on January 20, 2011 12:21 PM

    I want to travel to one city in the US I've never been to before and also to one city outside of the US I've never been to.

    By JB on January 20, 2011 12:22 PM

    I'm going to get my passport this year...then the sky's the limit.

    By Sam on January 20, 2011 1:26 PM

    Traveled to Korea and Japan in 2010. For 2-11, I'd like to travel to Singapore and Hong Kong

    By Michael on January 20, 2011 1:30 PM

    2011 is the year I have multiple trips planned to see many different cultures and natural beauties across the globe. You never know how long you going to be here every minute should be used to enjoy life.
    United states , Europe , south pacific

    By Susan on January 20, 2011 1:54 PM

    To travel to different places in 2011

    By Henry on January 20, 2011 2:16 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to visit Nepal and other parts of Asia.

    By Gemini on January 20, 2011 2:22 PM

    My resolution for 2011 is to travel to atleast 4 of the 7 continents of the world. I have Asia planned for Feb/March, Europe planned for March/April and I would love to make it to Africa and Australia later this year. Experience the culture and the diversity of it all. YAY, I am already so excited.

    By Carol Klopfer on January 20, 2011 4:45 PM

    I hereby resolve to travel in 2011 to Washington D.C. and Washington state, and Best Western hotels will definitely be part of my travel plans.

    By Carol on January 20, 2011 4:47 PM

    I hereby resolve to travel in 2011 to Washington DC and Washington state, and Best Western Hotels will definitely be part of my 2011 travel plan!

    By John Odum on January 20, 2011 4:50 PM

    My goal for this year is to visit Alaska.

    By Alejo on January 20, 2011 4:59 PM

    Our family loves traveling and recently we have been visiting our National Parks and Monuments. In 2010 we took a road trip from Florida, our home state, to the West. We visited the historic missions of San Antonio, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, White Sands National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Black Canyon of the Gunison River National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hot Springs National Park and the Vicksburg National Battlefield. This year our traveling plans include visiting the parks in Washington State. We will be traveling to Seattle, the North Cascades National Park, the Olympic Peninsula National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St Helens National Monument. Needles to say, we have enjoyed staying in the Best Western hotels where we always encounter excellent quality at a reasonable price. In 2010 we stayed twenty two nights in the Best Western Chain. Our loyalty was rewarded with two free nights at an excellent Best Western in Key West Florida.

    By Tung on January 20, 2011 5:26 PM

    Definitely, my dream has always been a summer visit to Ulaanbaatar!

    By Raymond Gonzales on January 20, 2011 6:15 PM

    My resolution for 2011 is to do a marathon. My 2010 resolution was to finish a half-marathon and I did it! If I win that $250 dollar Best Western card, I will use it for my hotels when doing this years marathon. Wish me luck people!!!!

    By James Napier on January 20, 2011 6:16 PM

    My resolution is to travel to see Yakov Smirnoff live in concert on his tour so I can thank him for all the years of funny Best Western commercials!

    By R. Anderson on January 20, 2011 7:07 PM

    I resolved to visit cousins in Finland over this summer to strengthen family ties.

    By Nancy C on January 20, 2011 7:12 PM

    I resolve to pack much lighter for our travels!

    By Erik E on January 20, 2011 7:41 PM

    I resolve to make it either to Germany or Sweden sometime this year!

    By D Kates on January 20, 2011 8:28 PM

    Resolved to find the best BW in the world.

    By Ron on January 20, 2011 8:48 PM

    I plan to travel more, work less, and enjoy people and places more in 2011 than I did in 2010.

    By Eddy on January 20, 2011 8:55 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to go with my wife to Japan for our belated honeymoon, where we will merrily eat and drink our way through Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto!

    By Daisy on January 20, 2011 10:36 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to travel to South America.

    By Evi Clark on January 20, 2011 10:52 PM

    My resolution for this year and has been for many years has been to take my family on an Alasakan Cruise, and we are doing that in July. We believe in traveling and showing our kids all different cultures and having respect for them, but also for own country, which has many beautiful places.

    By Terry on January 21, 2011 6:20 AM

    I resolve to visit a new continent in 2011.

    By coolsquid on January 21, 2011 7:13 AM

    Being a seafood fiend, my 2011 travel resolution is to go to tokyo with my wife and eat sushi at the famous fish markets!

    By mj on January 21, 2011 7:17 AM

    In 2010 I was able to complete my travel resolution of visiting apple, facebook and google in the silicon valley. Its great that some of my old high school buddies work there and were tour guides for me. For all you technology avids out there, this is a trip of a life time.

    By Miko on January 21, 2011 7:20 AM

    2011 will be a great year for me. I plan to get married and spend our honeymoon in hawaii. I have never been and always wanted to see the beautiful islands firsthand.

    By Marcus on January 21, 2011 8:27 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to go to late least 1 exotic location for pleasure NOT for business. I'm thinking the Galapagos Island or Hamilton Island in Australia!

    By Patrick S. on January 21, 2011 9:46 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to make sure my family makes it to DisneyWorld and Disneyland in the same year!

    By Bobbie wright on January 21, 2011 11:17 AM

    My travel resolution is to visit and write about Morocco this year.

    By Bobbie wright on January 21, 2011 11:20 AM

    My travel resolution is to visit and write about Morocco.

    By Sy Ochoa on January 21, 2011 12:14 PM

    My new year resolution for 2011 it to travel 98% more, I still have to pay the bills :@) but I will be staying for sure at the Best Western in Big Sur, california, it's looks awesome and I have heard so many good things about it. I luv that Best Western hotels are everywhere at all the hottest spots so it makes it easy to stay in the mix of all the excitiment in all the major cities ;@)

    By Jessica on January 21, 2011 12:31 PM

    To only use Best Westerns for my pageants!!! We have met some wonderful ppl, your employees are always soooo nice

    By Tania Lanning on January 21, 2011 12:31 PM

    My travel resoulutions are to hopefully go to Disneyland for my birthday in March. I also want to visit Leavenworth, Washington and the San Juan Islands.

    By sabina edwards on January 21, 2011 12:31 PM

    my travel will start WHEN I can prove I'm a Canadian and THEN they will allow me to get a passport ...gezz after 46 yrs, to be told the only ID the army gave us was bogus..... I WILL get a passport dern it and I will go to my destination, even if its the last thing I do in 2011 (cus I was told there is a 10 month wait with immigration searching for forms!!)

    By blessedta on January 21, 2011 12:33 PM

    I plan to travel to a country - most likely China - Asia.

    By DAWN MAY on January 21, 2011 12:39 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to take a trip by plane this year. I have never flown before out of fear and because of cost. This year i hope to have the money and put my fears to the side.

    By Patricia C on January 21, 2011 12:41 PM

    This year I'm going to Niagara Falls. It's been a dream of mine for years.

    By Ellen Voell on January 21, 2011 12:43 PM

    I have not had a vacation since 1994. I made a resolution to take a vacation this year. I have many places in mind. Santa Fe, Sedona, San Francisco, Phoenix, London, Rome, Zurich, etc. Since I probably wont be able to take another vacation for another few years. I want this one to be memorable.

    By Stacy Palmer on January 21, 2011 12:44 PM

    Our resolutions this year are to make it back to LA to see the things we didn't get to see the last time. WE love to see the out of the way places like the Cabrillo Marine museum! It was fantastic and is on the beach so we were able to do both! Last year we resolved to go on an mom and dad trip and we did, and lucked out to be able to go with friends! We went to Las Vegas! That was a blast and we hope to do it again soon. We try to use Best Western every time we travel. We love that we can get the travel cards and use as we need them. We paid for our hotel last time we went to LA and it was effortless.

    By Chrysta Archer on January 21, 2011 12:45 PM

    This is the year we will take our first big family trip...we are going to Disneyland!!!! I have never been before so I think I am just as excited as my five year old twin boys.

    By Kristin Markus on January 21, 2011 12:48 PM

    My husband and I are planning a vacation getaway (without our 4 children!) as we celebrate our 15th anniversary this year!

    By Elaine Kontra on January 21, 2011 12:48 PM

    My travel resolution for this yearm is definitely to drive the Oregon coast with my daughter. I used to camp it as a teen with my family and have always loved it there. Now I want to take my 10 year to all the beautiful places I loved growing up, we had planned on driving up last year during summer but I had to have knee surgery and ended up not going. This year its the top of my travel list.

    By Tenormary on January 21, 2011 12:49 PM

    In January I start to search the travel sites as a gardener does the seed catalogs. This year I would like to do Italy - but perhaps with a small group rather than our usual independent travel. I have also been looking at something to St. Petersburg and Moscow. Possibly with a river cruise included. The Quebec four-ways Elderhostal has been calling for a couple of years. So many places that call - such a hard decision to be made.

    By Roxanne on January 21, 2011 12:56 PM

    My travel resolution is to research first and plan a great vacation!

    By Tina Johnson on January 21, 2011 12:57 PM

    My 2011 resolution is to take A VACATION. I would go by plane that has warm sandy beaches. I will try attempting jet skiing and parsailing as I am afraid of heights. I want to go for 5 days so I can enjoy most of the things I want to do. Maybe I stop by the pool to refresh my body to start the next day with a new start.

    By Kathy on January 21, 2011 1:05 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to do just that...TRAVEL. Time and money are usually not very cooperative when it comes to traveling but I resolve to make it a priority this year. Near or far, by plane, car, or boat; I want to see it all!

    By david on January 21, 2011 1:46 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to see the Pacific Northwest.

    By Todd on January 21, 2011 1:54 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to take my kids somewhere they've never been before. First choice is Hawaii, but more realistically we will likely go somewhere we can drive to cheap from Phoenix!

    By JoHannah Knight on January 21, 2011 2:17 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to take time for myself, myhusband and out family.With 2 kids under the age of 3 I find it challenging to find the time to unwind.Thanks to Best Westen hotels,my family time just got a little easier.
    With a compimentary breakfast,swim in the pool, & friendly hotel staff it is easy to rejuvenate with Best Western.Parenting is no holiday,but, I can gurentee it feels like one when we book with Best western, even if, is for one night.

    By Angela T on January 21, 2011 2:43 PM

    To go to Disneyland with the kids!!!!!

    By julie on January 21, 2011 3:14 PM

    well, this sucks, just sat here for 56 mintues telling you my story and the stupid anti spam thing I CANNOT see and typed wrong wiped everything out. wonderful

    anyway, was saying that i will appreicaiate the beauty of each place i go to this year down to the clay beneath my feet..sorry i can't write more but it's too frustrating to have it all wipied out by your site

    By Penny R on January 21, 2011 3:57 PM

    My travel resolution is to travel to more exotic places.

    By Jeffrey Compton on January 21, 2011 4:22 PM

    I would like to visit three new states this year. I have visited 41 so far with a goal of visiting all 50.

    By kate pattridge on January 21, 2011 4:23 PM

    we made a resolution to have a year of history. we will be going to colonial williamsburg and cooperstown, civil war and baseball now that's america!

    By toni frazer on January 21, 2011 5:28 PM

    I would enter this competition except i live in Australia. And it sucks since we have best westerns here, i stayed in them in Europe last year and i am traveling to the US this year for 3 months. Would be nice to save some money by not only winning a gift card but also being able to enter.

    By Andrea B on January 21, 2011 5:31 PM

    Our travel resolution is to make time to have a weekend away as a couple. Just a few days to reconnect and relax without the pitter patter of little feet. :)

    By Judy Bradley on January 21, 2011 5:37 PM

    Last year I was able to make my trip to Forks, WA I wanted to so badly, this year I want to go again. I have another resolution, that is to take my mom & 2 sisters on a short scenic train trip across Canadian Rockies on to an Alaskan cruise. My Mom has wanted this trip for a long time, I would really like to make it happen before she is unable to go.

    By Monica on January 21, 2011 5:53 PM

    My travel resolution for the past few years and future years is to find new places to visit that are a little off the beaten path. I visit places that, at first, make my friends scratch their heads, then, after they see the pictures, ask for directions!

    By Skylar Blake on January 21, 2011 5:54 PM

    My boyfriend and I made a 2011 travel resolution to enjoy a weekend in Paris, at a Best Western Hotel, by saving up enough BW Rewards® points!

    By Marlene on January 21, 2011 7:38 PM

    More road trips

    By Brooke Zigler on January 21, 2011 8:10 PM

    In 2009, my now husband and I got engaged in Greece. In 2010, we honeymooned in Hawaii. This year, in 2011, we definitely have big shoes to fill! For our one-year anniversary, we'd like to fly to Northern California, rent a car, and drive down the coast until we reach Southern California (while seeing the sights and enjoying some delicious food along the way!)

    By Nicole WC on January 21, 2011 8:41 PM

    With a 21month old who loves the beach and a baby due any day now, we are hoping to take a couple of weeks to travel along the Oregon Coast this summer. We are going to save the BIG trips for when the kids can remember them.

    By Jill Robertson on January 21, 2011 8:47 PM

    My 2011 travel resolutions are to travel more & visit a place we haven't been. My daughter is 5 and we are trying to see a new place every year. I didn't get to travel much as a child and think it makes for great childhood memories. I want her to see places that she would normally just read about in books. She has been to national parks, the ocean, battlefields, zoos & aquariums. This year I hope we see more, try more & learn more in our trips.

    By Greg D on January 21, 2011 9:58 PM

    Spend more time at Best Western!

    By Jerome J on January 21, 2011 11:43 PM

    I have yet to pay New York City+Washington DC a visit sometime late this year during Fall. So my travel destination (and resolution) will be to visit NYC/Wash.DC. I conquered the Pacific Northwest last year, doing Northeast this year, yeah!

    By Jerome J on January 21, 2011 11:47 PM

    I have conquered the Pacific Northwest last year, and this year's goal, around fall, will be to hit NYC-Washington DC. I am on the road to explore more places and I am loving it, yeah!

    By Jerome J on January 21, 2011 11:48 PM

    I have conquered the Pacific Northwest last year, and this year's goal, around fall, will be to hit NYC-Washington DC. I am on the road to explore more places and I am loving it, yeah!

    By Francois Hachey on January 22, 2011 4:37 AM

    My Personal Resolution is to go in Europe.
    I've Been saying that Every Year but always ended up in another Location.
    Not that the other locations was not Great but Europe is a Dream to Fullfill

    By carolyn stripling on January 22, 2011 6:49 AM

    I would love to visit all fifty states in the next five years. My husband and I have been to many, but we have yet to see them all. This country is full of beautiful vistas and wonderful people.

    By IPBrian on January 22, 2011 6:53 AM

    My resolution is simply to travel more...we already have two big trips planned for 2011!

    By James H on January 22, 2011 8:11 AM

    My resolution is to take the big family trip this year. We put it off in 2009 and 2010. A week in the southwest has been talked about for quite a while now.

    By BethC on January 22, 2011 11:40 AM

    I would like to plan a trip to California-I have seen some really attractive Best Western properties there in TV ads.

    By sandra imbrogna on January 22, 2011 12:02 PM

    To travel someplace I have never been and do something I have never done before

    By BJ on January 22, 2011 12:25 PM

    TAKING A ROAD TRIP THIS SUMMER FROM FLA TO CONN AND BACK . HAVE RESERVATIONS AT BEST WESTERNS ALONG THE WAY.

    By Barb Fehr on January 22, 2011 12:41 PM

    We are frequent Best Western guests. Our first trip this year if to the Nascar race in Vegas in March. Then on to Phoenix and Yuma to see friends. Summer will bring a trip to Mount Rushmore, as well as Montana, and British Columbia. We love Best Western.

    By Clare Neuman on January 22, 2011 12:59 PM

    I plan to visit national parks in the western US and stay at nearby Best Westerns this summer.

    By Elaine on January 22, 2011 4:28 PM

    Two summers ago we headed to Seattle (from Kansas) to see some elderly relatives. About half-way there, my husband got sick, and we had to turn around and come home. In 2010 we didn't have time or money to take a vacation. This coming summer our goal is to make it to Seattle while our relatives are still in reasonably good health. A $250 gift card would definitely help us make the decision to travel.

    By Linda on January 22, 2011 7:41 PM

    I would love to travel to the beaches in North Carolina. My parents travel up the coast for their anniversery last year the the pics were just beautiful and now I'm ready to visit for my self.

    By Marie Mullins on January 22, 2011 8:06 PM

    My Travel resolution this year is to go to Texas to see my son the week before he deploys...he is in the army.. gonna try real hard to get there.

    By Franklin on January 22, 2011 9:23 PM

    My resolution is to travel to National Parks with my family!

    By Hilda D. on January 22, 2011 11:07 PM

    2010 travel resolution was to go to asia and eat some great food!

    By Rad Dewji on January 23, 2011 9:39 AM

    We are from CANADA. I would like to take my wife to see THE OPRAH WINFREY Show in Chicago and would love to stay at A BEST WESTERN in Chicago.!!!!

    By Stephan Lee on January 23, 2011 12:38 PM

    My wife and I were married a couple of years ago. We put all of our wedding costs on a mileage earning credit card. That gave us a big amount of miles and combined with continued accrual of mileage for our regular spending we were able to finally cash in those miles for tickets.

    In November 2010 (our anniversary), we were able to take a trip to Argentina and Brazil. It was a fantastic trip and will give us many memories to think about and share with our children (when we have some!)

    We haven't decided what 2011 has in store, but we're looking to continued travel and new experiences.

    By Carrie Conley on January 24, 2011 4:49 AM

    So far, Kentucky....when the weather is milder

    By Jennifer Bouwman on January 24, 2011 10:30 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is for a family trip to Florida followed by a short cruise out of Tampa or Miami. Hopefully I will be able to pull this one off!

    By Anna on January 24, 2011 10:40 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to take a family trip to New York City and a spousal trip to Las Vegas and maybe some little trips in between.

    By Richard on January 24, 2011 10:40 AM

    Going to try to attend the National Sporting Clays Championship this year.

    By Anna on January 24, 2011 10:41 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to do a family trip to NYC and a spousal trip to Las Vegas.

    By Diane Baum on January 24, 2011 10:43 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is not to let much time pass, without traveling for a vacation. Life is too short not to be enjoyed. Some of our 2011 travel trips include Italy, Washington DC and Traverse City , Michigan. Have GPS will travel

    By Mike on January 24, 2011 10:44 AM

    My 2011 Resolution is to finally make it out to the west coast. Hit every state out east, but need to see the rest of the US

    By Barbara Small on January 24, 2011 10:44 AM

    My Travel Resolution this year is to finally experience San Francisco and L.A. I'm all booked up to stay in the Best Western on Sunset Boulevard and can't wait!

    By Michelle on January 24, 2011 10:44 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to make time for me, and Finally go to meet the man I have had an online relationship with for 3 years now but always put everyone ahead of myself so have never had a chace to go to him

    By Michelle on January 24, 2011 10:47 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to make time for me, and Finally go to meet the man I have had an online relationship with for 3 years now but always put everyone ahead of myself so have never had a chace to go to him

    By jeannine m on January 24, 2011 10:48 AM

    Mine is to travel more with the kids so they can see life outside our town

    By Julie-Ann White on January 24, 2011 11:00 AM

    I would like to make my 2011 travel resolution to take 2 weeks a year to go anywhere. I've been to Hawaii once and I would like to go again and again and again or just go and stay. If only my employer would agree!

    By gtboros on January 24, 2011 11:03 AM

    My travel resolution is to take my kids hiking in the Southwest this year. To let them take in the grand vistas, the canyons, the deserts and the plains. (we will need to stay at Best Western because they have such great pools!)

    By Lisa Dorn on January 24, 2011 11:05 AM

    Taking the family this summer to the Seattle Washington area.

    By John N. on January 24, 2011 11:05 AM

    2011 travel resolution is to allow more time for travel to the U.S and Europe.

    By Cindy Brooks on January 24, 2011 11:11 AM

    Last year we had planned to go to China. But, an opportunity came up to go to Israel that we couldn't pass up. Our trip was with a well-known politician/talk show host whom we got to know personally and we figured this probably wouldn't come along again. We went to Israel instead and had an amazing trip. So, our travel resolution is now to save the $$$ to go to China in a couple of years for our wedding anniversary!

    By Jeff S. on January 24, 2011 11:12 AM

    I want to go places I have never been to. We are on this planet a short time.

    By Bernie S. on January 24, 2011 11:15 AM

    My travel resolution is to spend time in New England this summer visiting some of the historic sights, a bit of shopping and also taking in a couple of baseball games in Boston. We always look for a Best Western stay at as they provide the best value for your travel dollar.

    By Jean B. on January 24, 2011 11:15 AM

    Since I will be celebrating a milestone birthday this year (75 years), I would like to take a trip to Hawaii

    By Jonnie J. on January 24, 2011 11:15 AM

    2011 travel resolution is to visit a very old friend who recently located me. She was made of honor at my wedding and was one of the first friends when I moved to Floriday. Now reside in Texas and plan on taking my husband with me to visit. We all love to salt water fish. My husband has never been to the Atlantic coast.

    By Angela H. on January 24, 2011 11:18 AM

    2011 Resolution....I am taking my family to Disneyland!! It's going to happen this year!

    By Terri Hoshell on January 24, 2011 11:20 AM

    My travel resolution is to get out on more short trips this year.

    By Jonnie J on January 24, 2011 11:20 AM

    2011 travel resolution is to travel to South Florida to visit a dear old friend that recently located me. We became dear friends in 1969. Lost track of each other over the years after I moved back to Texas. My husband, my friend and I all love to salt water fish and are excited to be getting together again.

    By Nancy Buckalew on January 24, 2011 11:21 AM

    Our travel desire for several years was to do a cruise to Belize to visit Mayan ruins. We were fortunate to be able to accomplish this in December. For 2011, our family hopes to make several 3-night 'short' trips to regional sites and in December be able to visit Europe (again).

    By Karen on January 24, 2011 11:21 AM

    2011 resolution--to take my 84 year old uncle fishing at Truman Lake near Lake of the Ozarks.

    By Carol Burpee on January 24, 2011 11:23 AM

    I would like to take more trips up and down the Pacific Coast and work my way east to the East Coast. Who knows I may get to stay at all of the Best Westerns on the North American continent eventually!

    By barbara Battaglia on January 24, 2011 11:25 AM

    We have been wanting to go to Canada and the AfricanSafari they have there.We have our passports and hope to go this year.Illness has kept us home most of last year but I really want to go there.Hopefully I will be able to go this summer!

    By MarthaL on January 24, 2011 11:25 AM

    I want to travel someplace special to celebrate my 59+1 birthday which happens in September 2011!

    By Donald Foerster on January 24, 2011 11:25 AM

    My wife and I have been trying to go out west for two years. This year we are going!!!

    By sean on January 24, 2011 11:25 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to go to Seoul, South Korea.

    By Dave on January 24, 2011 11:25 AM

    My travel plan for this year is to visit every Indian Casino in California.

    By Chris on January 24, 2011 11:26 AM

    For my 2011 Travel Resolution, I would like my wife and I to be able to travel to the East Course to see my younger brother graduate from West Point in May.

    By denise on January 24, 2011 11:27 AM

    My resolution is to get out of this frigid (but beautiful state) of Maine and go somewhere tropical and warm!!

    By Richard Mleziva on January 24, 2011 11:28 AM

    I would love to take all three of my kids and their spouses on a cruise. Our 35th anniversary was last year, and we thought this would be a great way to celebrate our life together. We love each other and we love our kids, so what could be better?

    By Jim D on January 24, 2011 11:28 AM

    My travel resolution for this year is to take a longer summer vacation than usual this year. Our summer trips are usually three-day weekend trips and this year I would like to make it an entire week.

    By Delaine on January 24, 2011 11:29 AM

    Planning on another trip to Europe in 2012, so 2011 will be staying closer to home.

    So 2011 will be trips in Canada and USA.

    By Nina on January 24, 2011 11:30 AM

    I will go on a roadtrip somewhere new every summer!

    By Yoo on January 24, 2011 11:30 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to go to Hawaii.

    By Monica Pena Garza on January 24, 2011 11:31 AM

    This year I am planning ALL our last fun trips & several quick trips. We will be married, 4 years in June & its time to add to our family. Headed to Corpus Christi this wknd for a dear friend's 50th birthday party. Headed to San Antonio in March to see a Spurs game for my birthday. Then a quick stop in Corpus Christi to visit friends. In May headed to Kentucky, to see my sister & the Kentucky Derby for 5 days. July, an all girls camping & tubing trip to the Guadalupe River. In Novemeber, we will be taking my folks & in-laws to Mexico. We hope to become pregnant on that final trip....

    By Debbie Engel on January 24, 2011 11:31 AM

    My husband and I did not travel much in 2010.
    We plan to rectify that in 2011.
    My New Year's Resolution is "Have More Fun" - this includes traveling anywhere in the US.

    By Donna on January 24, 2011 11:31 AM

    My husband and I took a motorcycle trip from Minneapolis to Laconia, New Hampshire, to attend the oldest bike rally. We'd thought about doing this for a number of years. It was wonderful!

    By Maria on January 24, 2011 11:31 AM

    We will be married for 40 years and would like to take our 3 adult children on a family vacation to Europe this Spring.

    By Dottie on January 24, 2011 11:31 AM

    My travel resolution is to travel to Toronto, Canada, and visit my lifelong friends. We moved to CA twenty plus years ago, and I would love to see these people again!

    By Donald Foerstet on January 24, 2011 11:31 AM

    My wife and I have been trying to go out west for two summers. This summer we are going!!

    By Marg Drysdale on January 24, 2011 11:32 AM

    We are planning a trip to Paris and Normandy! So excited! I would like to stay in Honfleur and Dinan. Love Paris, each district is like another little world.

    By Debbie Engel on January 24, 2011 11:33 AM

    We did not travel in 2010.
    My New Year's Resolution is "have More Fun" including traveling anywhere in the US and Canada.

    By beth David on January 24, 2011 11:33 AM

    My travel resolution is to get out my comfort zone and visit Europe with high school students in March.

    By sara beaulier on January 24, 2011 11:33 AM

    My husband and I have been enjoying the Best Western in Saint Simons Georgia for many years. Because of family problems we have not been able to afford this year. I would be great to go again. Thank you

    By Lorraine on January 24, 2011 11:33 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to go somewhere for a short vacation with just my husband - NO kids!

    By Hank on January 24, 2011 11:35 AM

    I would like to surprise my wife with a 40th anniversary trip to Italy for us and our 3 grown children to see where our ancestors came from.

    By monica Thimer on January 24, 2011 11:36 AM

    We had to transfer to B.C. last year and my daughters were upset because they had to leave all their friends. I would like to take them back this summer to visit them all in Spruce Grove Alberta.

    By Barbara Yanoshek on January 24, 2011 11:36 AM

    My travel resolution is to go to Sanibel Island off Florida with my twins. My 16 teen year old daughter,one of the twins, has loved the idea of looking for and collecting shells since she was a small girl. She has been to Mexico and Hawaii a couple of times, but growing up in Alaska has not given her very many chances to gather many shells. We have both read about the wonderfulness of the island and it's extensive shell treasury. We want to dig our toes in the sand and run through the waves. Next year my daughter will be a senior in high school and then off to college. She will have very little time to vacation with her poor old mom. I would like to have one more vacation with my twins before their agendas change. And I hope there will be a Best Western on the island to complete this wonderful vacation.

    By Beth David on January 24, 2011 11:37 AM

    My resolution is to get out of my comfort zone and go with a group of high school students to Europe in March.

    By Ralph Hatton on January 24, 2011 11:38 AM

    I will be traveling to Florida in February. I would also like to drive to Arizona and do some driving around Canada.

    By Dave N on January 24, 2011 11:38 AM

    We are hopeful to make ends meet to enable our 16 year old son the opportunity to play in a junior golf tournament that he qualified for in Texas this spring.

    By Carroll Muck on January 24, 2011 11:39 AM

    I resolve to take my husband on a golfing vacation.

    By GREG on January 24, 2011 11:41 AM

    Take my wife on a tropical vaccation.

    By David Y on January 24, 2011 11:41 AM

    Make a trip through Yellowstone or Glacier.

    By dean phelps on January 24, 2011 11:42 AM

    Join us this summer as we explore our Great American Heritage while we visit the Atlantic and Pacific coastline villages and towns, taking time "to smell the fragrant ocean air."

    By Texanna Joe Papworth on January 24, 2011 11:42 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 was to see the homeland of my stepfather and go to Russia to see the Hermitage and Moscow and my reservations are made. Yo oh, heave ho! I'm goin'!

    By shamayla aziz on January 24, 2011 11:43 AM

    My new years travel resolution is to travel to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. My spouse and I also plan to travel to Italy and Paris for our anniversary. We also made a resolution to take a road trip starting from New York and going to the places we grew up in all the way to California where my husband use to live. We love to travel and this year we want to make it big and better. So hopefully we will get started in February by going to Niagara Falls.

    By BRUCE WELKER on January 24, 2011 11:43 AM

    This is a "TWO-IN-ONE" comment. This past summer in June, my wife and I traveled to Israel with a group from our church. It was one of the best trips we have ever taken. To be up close and personal with our Christian beliefs and history was awesome. We will never read the Bible the same again.
    Now, we are hoping to travel to Hawaii to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. The first time we traveled to Hawaii was for our 25th Anniversary, and this seems only fitting that we go back to this wonderful part of our country to enjoy all the beauty to be found there, to celebrate this very special occasion in our life together.

    By Denise D on January 24, 2011 11:45 AM

    My goal for 2010 was to be out of town during the Olympics and I went to Orlando with friends. It was lots of fun and I'll have to go back to see the new Harry Potter park.

    Unfortunately, there is not much money for traveling this year. Short trips to Seattle will be the most common travel (at least the Cdn dollar is good!). I'd also like to see if there are any specials to New Orleans.

    By Kathleen on January 24, 2011 11:45 AM

    Take the family to Hawaii


    By Dale Baxter on January 24, 2011 11:47 AM

    My travel resolution for this year is to finally cash in my air miles for Best Western cards and use them on our Family vacation in Phoenix Arizona.

    By Traci Jean on January 24, 2011 11:49 AM

    My son started playing hockey last year and we had the opportunity to travel all over our region for games and tournaments. It reminded me that we have so many wonderful and amazing areas within a days drive that our 2011 resolution as a family is to take a weekend trip at least every 2 months (hopefully we will make 6 trips this year) to a new town or distination that we have never been before that is no more than a 8 hr drive from our front door.

    My son is already scouting the internet and travel books looking for fun new places. We are starting a trips next weekend taking a driving tour of the dam's along the Washington/Oregon coast. \

    Hopefully this will be family memorie that we will all have forever and can look back on for years to come and remember the great times we had together.

    By Shawn on January 24, 2011 11:50 AM

    My travel resolution for the year 2011 is to visit our daughter in St. Louis. MO.

    By Jean-Claude Lajeunie on January 24, 2011 11:50 AM

    San Francisco at the end of June. It was our first time in this city. We have already bought tickets for Wagner Opera. We are looking for a Best Western nearby. We think of the American Best Western. As you see, it's more than a resolution. It was one many years ago but now it is reality.

    JCL

    By Don Neil on January 24, 2011 11:52 AM

    Four years ago my wife and I planned a trip to Orlando to visit Disney. Four days before the tyrip I had the misfortune of falling on a patch of ice and damaging the ligaments in my left leg, to a point that I was akmost two months without walking and am still exercising to regain strength. Not easy at 68. However, this Feb. we have booked at the Best Western in Kissimee Fla. and are planning to drive down and spend Feb. in some heat. Looking forward to my first visit ti Disney and the many other attractions around the Orlando area.f

    By Beverly Swider on January 24, 2011 11:52 AM

    I would love to spend a nice family vacation in SC or Kentucky this year... My daughter is getting ready for college and this may be one of our last family vacations.

    By Lynn on January 24, 2011 11:53 AM

    Nearly recovered from a foot injury, 2011 will be the year of making up for the travel we missed....relaxing in Anza Borrego, sailing in Belize, snow shoeing in Yosemite, hiking the alps or maybe Lofotens...or wherever we get to.

    By Becky on January 24, 2011 11:54 AM

    I ve stayed at Best Western Hotels oll over US and Italy. For my personal resolution is another trip to Europe. For my family its a trip to Disneyland with the grandkids.

    By Anne Beresford on January 24, 2011 11:54 AM

    One place I'd love to go is the Best WEstern in Palm Springs!! Also on my list is a Mediterranean cruise. Any Best WEstern's near there?

    By Shing-Hwa Lai on January 24, 2011 11:56 AM

    I traveled with my kids last June and stayed in the Best Western's hotel in San Jose. Then, we traveled to Redwood and stayed in the Best Western's hotel for two night last summer again. I had very good experiences with Best Western's. Very clean, good quality, reasonable rate, and friendly employees.
    This year, we plan to go on vacation again in April. I have been looking for hotels. Finally, my husband and I settle down and will stick with Best Western's hotels because of this positive experiences.

    By Allyson Bailey on January 24, 2011 11:56 AM

    My travel resolution is to visit my best friend in California. Due to financial restrictions and major health problems on her part, we haven't been able to see each other since June 2009. I think this year is the time to fix that issue.

    By john marinelli on January 24, 2011 11:56 AM

    This Year will be the trip we have been planning for awhile. Ride the Pacific Coast Highway & visit Yosemite State Park on a motorcycle.Spend some time around California & neighboring states. We have talked about this for years & the time has come for my wife & I to have some quality time together. Can't wait!!!!

    By Dianna on January 24, 2011 11:57 AM

    My children and grandchildren all live in Florida. I wasn't able to visit them even once last year due to being laid off of my job. I resolve to spend some quality time with them in 2011.

    By Allyson Bailey on January 24, 2011 11:59 AM

    My travel resolution is to visit my best friend in California. Due to financial restrictions and major health problems on her part, we haven't been able to see each other since June 2009. I think this year is the time to fix that issue.

    By Graylee on January 24, 2011 12:01 PM

    My New Years travel resolution has begun, 2011 is all about FUN.
    By watching the airline sales and combining that with hotel credit
    card bonus points, I am able to travel MORE and pay LESS.
    I have four trips already booked and looking to make two more happen this year. It does take a bit of time to research travel deals, but heck, I will put in the time and effort if it means seeing more SUNSHINE this year (From Rainy Washington) (~_~)

    By Allison on January 24, 2011 12:01 PM

    My 2011 Travel Resolution is to take a vacation with my family. Our daily lives are so busy with work and school, and we find it hard to all be together. The best memories we have made are on little road trips, and big journies we've made together as a family.

    By Pamela Bandy-Dafoe on January 24, 2011 12:03 PM

    I have a daughter named Virginia and we plan to visit this state in 2011

    By dave vankoughnett on January 24, 2011 12:03 PM

    2011 is the year where we follow through on a resolution and that is to take the family to Vancouver Island in July 2011, we have two weeks set aside for the vacation. My sister and her family, my parents and my aunt and uncle along with all 5 of us are going to Vancouver Island to see the many wonderful things that are there. We decided not to put this off as our 17 year old is excited about coming with us to see Vancouver Island and we can't miss that opportunity as this may be our last family vacation together, once he goes off to school we will not be able to go back in time. Everyone is excited about this trip.

    cheers Dave

    By bob on January 24, 2011 12:04 PM

    i would like to tour the ozark area this coming fall and end up near north little rock, ark. for a visit with some old friends who live in that area.

    By Brian A Fagan on January 24, 2011 12:04 PM

    We have experienced the BW at The Grand Canyon, Florida Keys and San Diego as well as numerous as I travel in sales in the Ontario marketplace. My next trip is this week to Sarnia and three nights at the BW newly renovated in this well known industrial town. Best Western is my first mode of accommodation when I travel and I love to build my points for free travel accommodation with my wife on vacations. We will be travelling to the Philippines in 2012 and will check out Best Western there also. This trip is not yet confirmed.
    Regards
    Brian

    By Donna Wise on January 24, 2011 12:05 PM

    I have tried to make a point of visiting one large metropolitan city or resort every year. Last year was New Orleans, what a town... Not sure it's one I want to repeat but it was definitely and experience. This year it's Vegas. Garth Brooks, here I come!

    By Phil Hoag on January 24, 2011 12:05 PM


    My wife has always wanted to visit the wine country of Italy and we finally got our passports and are looking at various escorted tours to pick the best one for our taste. I resolve to make her dreams come true this year.

    By C Gaile on January 24, 2011 12:08 PM

    Last year our resolution was a "visit Family" year, we hoped to vist all of our close and extended family living in Canada - we were able to see all but one family member who was away on business. This year we plan to take one big trip to Australia for 6 to 7 weeks and our resolution is to see and do everything we can while we are there. I hope everyone gets a chance to see and do new things in this New Year.

    By Cheryl on January 24, 2011 12:08 PM

    I'd like to travel to China to see the terra cotta soldiers in Xi'an!

    By Dana Uhl-Griffiths on January 24, 2011 12:08 PM

    My Travel Resolution for this year is to travel more 'streamlined' and stress free, even if this costs more money, or adds a few more days to the holiday. I want more relaxing time and not so much hassle getting from A to B. Flights with no stop overs, etc...

    By Patrick Gridley on January 24, 2011 12:08 PM

    Visit my Daughter at collage. She is missed!

    By ru on January 24, 2011 12:09 PM

    my resolution is to work work work and save save save to take a dream trip to trace family roots in the sicily and malta area for 2 weeks hopefully around november.

    By Lisa on January 24, 2011 12:11 PM

    As a full-time working mother of 4 children, my husband and I wish to travel more with our kids and spend less time @work. We have 3 vacations planned from March-July. We just spent a winter wknd in a cabin with the kids and enjoyed nature, sledding, hikes, and cross country skiing. Traveling with our family definitely makes days at work seem easier...:)

    By Anne K on January 24, 2011 12:12 PM

    I would like to spend the summer driving across country with my 3 sons. We live in the Los Angeles area. We would drive along southern states towards Florida, up the east coast, and return to LA via Chicago, visiting family and friends we haven't seen in more than 10 years. I want my children to see as much of this wonderful country as possible! Of course, we would stay in as many of Best Western's Hotels as possible.

    By Rory Sharp on January 24, 2011 12:12 PM

    I want to make a trip from Saskatchewan over to Vancouver then down through Washington and see some friends there then northern California to see the Redwoods and some other friends in San Fran. then east to oklahoma and up through michigan along the great lakes and back to Saskatchewan

    By Susan Lomas on January 24, 2011 12:12 PM

    My travel resolution for this is to take a cruise.

    By Wade on January 24, 2011 12:12 PM

    My resolution for the new year will be to utilize the services of Best Western frequently enough to earn the necessary points to be able to stay for free while visiting my son in Colorado. He is stationed there currently with the US Air Force.

    By Jim on January 24, 2011 12:16 PM

    Our family visited Yellowstone and the Tetans last July 2010. Plan to visit Mount Rushmore in 2011.

    By lynn pope on January 24, 2011 12:16 PM

    Taking a mother/daughter vacation with my 18 yr old.

    By MS on January 24, 2011 12:16 PM

    I want to go to southern Utah and see all those beautiful National & State parks that have the red rock sandstone that is so pretty against a clear blue sky.

    By Barbara on January 24, 2011 12:16 PM

    I am retired.and we don't know how many years we have left....my resolution is to "go while you can".....Hawaii and the southern states would be nice

    By w mccoy on January 24, 2011 12:16 PM

    Our resolution this year is to travel to Maui for a holiday. We also want to travel BC and Alberta in our motorhome

    By Debbie on January 24, 2011 12:17 PM

    My travel resolution is to take a train from Chicago to California to see the Napa Valley Vineyards and Wineries. I am a wine lover and need to fulfill my passion completely. I believe that this year my dream will come true.

    By Dana on January 24, 2011 12:17 PM

    My travel resolution for this year is to travel more streamlined and stress-free. Fewer stopovers on flights, less hassles and commuting from point A to B. Less time in the airports! Is there such thing as peaceful travel commuting?

    By Kim Rieck on January 24, 2011 12:17 PM

    We accomplished our travel plans last year. We went to Florida twice, Mexico and Cuba. It was a great year.

    By Laura Chaulk on January 24, 2011 12:18 PM

    Our Resolution this year is to take at least one trip with family and another with friends! Last year we travelled with only the kids, but decided it would be great to share our vacations.
    Laura

    By Kelley on January 24, 2011 12:18 PM

    would like to try to visit Africa in 2011, to complete the collection.

    By Catherine on January 24, 2011 12:18 PM

    TRAVEL FARTHER, TRAVEL CHEAPER!
    Since my income has tanked with the economy-I must travel cheaper! I vow to do all I can to continue feeding my travel addiction-but with far less $$.

    By Joan T on January 24, 2011 12:18 PM

    My resolution is to get to Texas for Spring Break, with only Best Western hotels for our overnights along the way

    By Jim on January 24, 2011 12:19 PM

    Our family visited Yellowstone and the Tetons last July 2010. Plan to visit Mount Rushmore in 2011.

    By HAC on January 24, 2011 12:19 PM

    I would like to be able to join my extended family on a spring vacation in Orlando. Many of them are teachers, and they like to spend spring break in a warmer climate away from home. The kids enjoy all there is to do in the area, the grown-ups just like to relax!

    By Carol Larkin on January 24, 2011 12:19 PM

    Last year I was able to travel to Fraser Park Colorado where I took an hour long hot air balloon ride around the Rockies. What a phenomenal experience floating on the wind currents and passing through snow covered mountains in June! This year my husband and I would like to visit Maho Bay--an eco camping resort- on St.John's Island in the Carribbean. It is a place we have visited before and had the times of our life there. Unfortunately the owners's lease is up and they cannot afford to purchase the property so in 2012 the campsite will cease to exist. We want to have the Maho Bay experience once more before it closes.

    By Richard Ranger on January 24, 2011 12:19 PM

    Jan. 24 11 Will be leaving North Bay Ontario on Feb.1 11 by car. Trip one way is 4600 km. Will spend at least 8 nights at various Best Westerns and we will return in the middle of march

    By Debbie on January 24, 2011 12:20 PM

    I took a 34 day cross country trip from Lexington, Ky to Seattle, Wa last summer and had a blast. I stayed in many Best Western's a long the way.. I love to go!

    By BV on January 24, 2011 12:20 PM

    We would like to visit my sister in BC again, or spend some time in the Rockies.

    By Kay on January 24, 2011 12:21 PM

    I started outrigger paddling in California in 2009 and last year I was able to participate in a race in New York. I had never been to New York before so it was fantastic to make the trip into a mini vacation that I was able to share with other members of my crew.
    My travel resolution for this year is to attend an outrigger race in Hawaii, again combining this wonderful sport with a mini vacation with my paddlemates!

    By Kathleen Brown on January 24, 2011 12:21 PM

    My travel resolution is two-fold
    1- to go with the flow
    2- to do something outrageous and new as I celebrate my 60th. birthday.

    Thanks for helping make these come true for me!

    By Linda Rempel on January 24, 2011 12:21 PM

    My husband an I celebrated our 25th anniversary and fulfilled a +20 year travel dream by driving cross country from London ON to Los Angeles,California in May of this past year(2010) We took 22 days and drove 10400 km to travel across the plains, though the desert, some old RT 66, Los Angeles, CA and Rt 1 up the coast to Monterrey in Northern CA., Grand Canyon, and the Colorado Rocky Mtns. We stayed in Best Western hotels almost every night and enjoyed the quality of stay we experienced!

    By Dennis Baum on January 24, 2011 12:21 PM

    The kids bought a family cruise so we could all spend some quality time together this year. My resolution is to take that cruise with a stopover in Florida. It's been many years since we did something as a family and the wife and I are looking forward to it.

    By William on January 24, 2011 12:22 PM

    Want to visit Hawaii this year. Am planning to go to Oahu or Kaui in September or December.

    By Gail McLean on January 24, 2011 12:22 PM

    My resolution is to spend a whole month out west visiting family and National Parks in Wyoming, Montana, Washington, California, Utah, and Colorado.

    By Tom on January 24, 2011 12:22 PM

    In 2011 I hope to take my daughter - a senior - on a family trip before she starts college in the fall. I'm thinking Florida - maybe near the beach. Can you hook me up Best Western with a travel card?!

    By Lori on January 24, 2011 12:23 PM

    We are finally going to Newfoundland this year! It's been 3 years in the works. We will drive from Ottawa bringing our camping gear for the first part of our trip in Gros Mourn National Park, then head out on the road and see as much as we can in 2 weeks. Best Western hotels will definitley be on our list of where to stay.

    By Debra Lacey on January 24, 2011 12:24 PM

    I am planning a trip to Disneyland in California. I am taking my awesome 12 year old grandson! He has never been to Disneyland and has had some challenging personal trials this past year or so. He so deserves to have a real special fun, trip!!

    By William on January 24, 2011 12:24 PM

    Want to visit Hawaii this year. Am planning to go to Oahu or Kaui in September or December.

    By Lorraine Favreau on January 24, 2011 12:24 PM

    My resolution is to vacation in Waterville Valley, NH with my son and his family for the Black fly triathalon.

    By Tom on January 24, 2011 12:24 PM

    In 2011 I hope to take my daughter - a senior - on a family trip before she starts college in the fall. I'm thinking Florida - maybe near the beach. Can you hook me up Best Western with a travel card?!

    By Aimee Anderson on January 24, 2011 12:24 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to take the kids on an amazing family getaway as last summer 2010 we didn't go too far. We just moved and had extensive renovations to be done prior to moving into our new house! Which took most of the summer from us as far as traveling and adventure! This summer 2011 we hope to use the $250 Best Western voucher to make it the best summer for the kids as we can as we have stayed in Best Western hotels before and know they are perfect for this experience! Thanks!

    By Tracy Kruser on January 24, 2011 12:26 PM

    My travel resolution is to go back to California with my husband this spring. We are planning on staying on the ocean at a Best Western and could really use the travel gift card!

    By Brenda K. on January 24, 2011 12:26 PM

    Last year we went to two National Parks that we've wanted to visit for a long time, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Both were fun, interesting, and beautiful! We hope to visit another 1 or 2 of our awesome National Parks again this year.

    By Christine on January 24, 2011 12:27 PM

    I wanted to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. On a trip to Las Vegas last year, I took a side trip to the Grand Canyon.

    I found the American Southwest to be so fascinating that I went back a few months later to visit New Mexico. I stayed in Albuquerque for a few days, which was very nice, and then went on to Santa Fe, which was even better!

    By tanya andersen on January 24, 2011 12:27 PM

    I spent the last couple of years restoring a 1969 mustang and I am planning on driving it from calgary to california down the pacific coast highway then where-ever the wind (or my budget) will take me!! sounds like fun doesn't it! :o)

    By Christina on January 24, 2011 12:27 PM

    My travel resolution this year is to get to California and FINALLY meet my great niece Emma who will be 1 year old on Feb 6th! I haven't had the time or money to get out there & meet her yet, but I vow to do that this year!!

    By Sarah on January 24, 2011 12:28 PM

    I want 2011 to be a year of adventure -- from across the state to across the world, I want to get a taste of it all. More importantly, I want to challenge myself to take these journeys alone if that's what it takes to make it happen.

    By Kim on January 24, 2011 12:28 PM

    I resolve to enjoy my life by traveling more.

    By Alan McConnell on January 24, 2011 12:28 PM

    My travel resolution is to get over to England to see my son as I have not been over to see him in 3 years.

    By George on January 24, 2011 12:29 PM

    Last year I did not travel because I had to pay for my daughter's wedding. This year will be different. My wife and I will climb aboard our Harley Davidson motorcycle and ride from San Diego, Ca to Ann Arbor, Mi. and back. Our resolution is to stay at as many Best Western's as possible on our trip. They are very good to Harley riders and we love the clean rooms.

    By M Boone on January 24, 2011 12:29 PM

    My 6 year old daughter Rylee just donated 10" of her hair to cancer and I would like to take her away for a couple nights during the March Break for some well deserved fun! So proud of her :)

    By Patti Murrin on January 24, 2011 12:29 PM

    I resolve to spend a week with friends either in NY or FL.

    By Susan Hanna on January 24, 2011 12:31 PM

    My resolution for this year is to see my niece in San Fransisco and to save for our family trip to Ireland/Scotland/England in 2012

    By Brooke T. on January 24, 2011 12:31 PM

    In 2011, I am going to try a cruise for the first time. They say you either love cruises or hate them, so we'll have to see!

    By Kim on January 24, 2011 12:31 PM

    I plan to enjoy my life more by traveling more!

    By Aimee Anderson on January 24, 2011 12:31 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to take the kids on an amazing family getaway as last summer 2010 we didn't go too far. We just moved and had extensive renovations to be done prior to moving into our new house! Which took most of the summer from us as far as traveling and adventure! This summer 2011 we hope to use the $250 Best Western voucher to make it the best summer for the kids as we can as we have stayed in Best Western hotels before and know they are perfect for this experience! Thanks!

    By Carol Sibbel on January 24, 2011 12:33 PM

    I've must travel to see my sister in Anchorage, Alaska this year. It's embarrassing when I tell friends and co-workers that my sister has lived in Alaska for 6 years now and I have not taken her up on her offer to be my tour guide!

    By Darlene Koestner on January 24, 2011 12:33 PM

    Finally got to Tennessee. Took my Mom to Memphis and had a great time. Loved going to Elvis's house (Graceland) & the Smoky Mtns., etc. It was beautiful. My next adventure will hopefully be at the Grand Canyon or any place USA. Love this country.

    By Debra Lacey on January 24, 2011 12:34 PM

    I am planning a trip to Disneyland in California. I am taking my awesome 12 year old grandson! He has never been to Disneyland and has had some challenging personal trials this past year or so. He so deserves to have a real special fun, trip!!

    By LINDA W. on January 24, 2011 12:34 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to see the dc cherry blossoms with my dad this year...

    By Susan on January 24, 2011 12:35 PM

    My daughter and have always wanted to see Disneyland with Christmas Decorations and the Halloween decorations. In 2010 we accomplished both. It was so fun to see the park all decked out and different characters dressed according to the season. We received credit from Delta for giving up our seats and taking a later flight. This was enough to pay for airfare again to accomplish both goals and mark it off our Travel To-do lists. Now on to more travel check offs on our list.

    By Lindsey Hodges on January 24, 2011 12:35 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to book my travels farther in advance. I do not want to get stuck staying somewhere that is not first choice or 2nd choice, i would find myself feeling forced to stay somewhere that i wouldnt dream of staying but i already had tickets to an event nearby. Also not to stay at a hotel that does not offer some sort of shuttle or could refer me to a shuttle. when i am out of town i like to stay somewhere that also knows the surroundings.

    By Marie De Sanna on January 24, 2011 12:35 PM

    I want to see the world with my Love .
    You can help me with the stay but can you help me with finding a Love?

    By alison on January 24, 2011 12:36 PM

    Retired and debts paid so lets go!

    By Sandra on January 24, 2011 12:36 PM

    Travel, travel, travel, on weekends, holidays, whenever. We love it. On the agenda: more car travel through the United States.

    By Dale O. on January 24, 2011 12:37 PM

    I want to travel down to Lake Tahoe, and then make my way back up to Canada coming back up the coast through Oregon and Washington. And stay in as many best westerns as possible!

    By Shirley H on January 24, 2011 12:37 PM

    Once again planning on staying at Best Westerns on our college travels - in the next couple of months to continue looking at schools and then in the fall to visit my daughter wherever she ends up!

    By Paul Gray on January 24, 2011 12:38 PM

    My goal is to make a trip up the west coast, east across Canada, down the east coast and west through the south. Stops as necessary or desired.

    By joe on January 24, 2011 12:38 PM

    Just got back from visiting Idaho tosee my son on his B-Day. Stayed at BW and hope to many more times this year as we visit friends and family.

    By Corrie Gompf on January 24, 2011 12:39 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to take a family vacation to Hershey Pennsylvania.

    By Dee on January 24, 2011 12:39 PM

    I want to take my husband to New York City. I've been twice, but he's never been.

    By mike spruit on January 24, 2011 12:40 PM

    Working on the riggs gets pretty long. I am planning on taking a holiday and kicking back with my lady.

    By Tracy Chambers on January 24, 2011 12:40 PM

    My husband and I would love to travel somewhere for our 25th wedding anniversary this November, we were thinking maybe the Caribbean. We own a business together so it is rare that we get to take a vacation much less together. We have had some touch times lately, but we have decided to stick it out, so a romantic vacation would be a blessing.

    By Katesplace on January 24, 2011 12:40 PM

    I plan on traveling to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe this summer! It is a wonderful spot to take visiting family members.

    By rhonda on January 24, 2011 12:41 PM

    We are staying at your new hotel n miami on the 27th of Jan, can't wait. Then on a Caribean cruise and then back to miami to stay with BW again for three days then back to Vancouver Island. Ready for a much needed vacation it's been many many years....Now we will travel twice a year....

    By David Ginsberg on January 24, 2011 12:42 PM

    We finally made it Sturgis bike rally last year after saying we were going for the past 5 years. We did stay at Best Westerns along the way and our stay in Rapid City for the bike rally. We are again planning on going this year (2011) and will use Best Western again. The $250 travel card would help greatly.

    By Barbara on January 24, 2011 12:42 PM

    We've already spent a night in a Best Western this year! I LOVE the beds! And we're planning on driving from Ontario to Florida this April, so we'll really need a place to sleep along the way, there and back again! And then we're off to London, Ontario for another week of curling, so we'll be needing another hotel then as well!

    By dbenson on January 24, 2011 12:43 PM

    I had always wanted to visit Alaska, having missed an opportunity to do so when my brother was stationed there many years ago. I set that as my travel goal in 2010, and went in June. Having never visited Seattle, we booked a Best Western for a few days before our 7 day cruise. It was perfect--close to many of the sights we wanted to visit. We had never been to Canada either, so we decided to stay a few days after our cruise returned and visited Vancouver. Once again--Best Western came to the rescue!! This summer we plan to visit Disneyworld. Could Best Western possibly come to the rescue again?????

    By Amy on January 24, 2011 12:43 PM

    I have been managing care for a quadriplegic for 10 years!!!!
    As much as I enjoy my job......
    I NEED A VACATION!!!

    By Andrea on January 24, 2011 12:43 PM

    I have always wanted to see the history in Salem Mass with a side trip to the ocean for a whale watching tour. There's nothing better than a little history mixed with the great outdoors!

    By R> Mazurek on January 24, 2011 12:44 PM

    This year I planned on going to California and the travel gods are in my favour as I am off to Los Angeles very soon. I have always wanted to see the Pacific ocean.

    By Kay on January 24, 2011 12:44 PM

    I started outrigger paddling in California in 2009 and last year I was able to travel to New York for the first time to race there. What a great experience to paddle on the Hudson, past the Staten Island Ferry, the Statue of Liberty and under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges! My fellow paddlers and I were able to race and share a mini vacation together that was just fabulous!
    My travel resolution for this year is to race out of California again, and my destination this time is Hawaii! What a fantastic way to combine sport and travel; to be able to experience different cultures and be able to experience it with my fellow paddlemates!

    By Mac on January 24, 2011 12:44 PM

    My Travel Resolution is to visit the Bell Centre in 2011 to watch the Montreal Canadiens. Ole Ole Ole

    By Amie on January 24, 2011 12:45 PM

    To continue travelling and doing fun stuff as a family...even with our brand new daughter!

    By Matthew on January 24, 2011 12:45 PM

    Take another trip to the Pacific Northwest......

    By Anita on January 24, 2011 12:45 PM


    My husband and I will be going to the Italian Ligurian coast Cinque Terra, Genoa, Pisa Lucca, Bologna, Ferrara, Parma and Milan.

    By Pat Fish on January 24, 2011 12:45 PM

    After 57 yrs of marriage we are finally going on a winter vacation to Arizona
    Never been there, but it looks like a nice place to relax in the sun
    Lots of nice places with swimming pools to spend time at

    By Nancy Hardwick on January 24, 2011 12:47 PM

    We are planning on going to Carlsbad Caverns, N.M. March 2nd. Our 50th wedding anniversary is March 3, and we will be at the Best Western to celebrate. We love Best Western.

    By D. Benson on January 24, 2011 12:48 PM

    I had always wanted to visit Alaska, having missed an opportunity to do so when my brother was stationed there many years ago. I set that as my travel goal in 2010, and went in June. Having never visited Seattle, we booked a Best Western for a few days before our 7 day cruise. It was perfect--close to many of the sights we wanted to visit. We had never been to Canada either, so we decided to stay a few days after our cruise returned and visited Vancouver. Once again--Best Western came to the rescue!! This summer we plan to visit Disneyworld. Could Best Western possibly come to the rescue again?????

    By Al'deen H. on January 24, 2011 12:48 PM

    Our travel plans in 2010 were terrific. Punta Cana, DR and then onto Kona, HI. We included San Diego, CA, a cruise from Vancouver, BC before that, and then onto Ottawa, Ont. My resolution for Hawaii is to go during the summer months.

    By Carolyn Cook on January 24, 2011 12:48 PM

    My resolution is to return to Hawaii for the 3rd time. I love the awesome snorkeling on the islands and absolutely fell in love with the sea turtles there. In my opinion, you haven't lived a full life until you have snorkeled with the sea turtles!

    By Adele Andrews on January 24, 2011 12:48 PM

    I stay alot at the Best Western, we are going to travel to Idaho for a week in July and will be staying with you. We love the breakfast thay haveand we stayed at the Moses Lake one and it iwas great. The one one the beach at seaside was a real treat, my grandaughter loved being at the beach and having such a nice hotel to come back too. We proabaly stay at least 4 to 5 times a year at your hotels but this year it will probably be more.

    By amiram shapiro on January 24, 2011 12:49 PM

    just go

    By Tom&Hope on January 24, 2011 12:50 PM

    For our anniversary , we want to visit someplace
    really special...maybe Sedona, maybe Montreal,
    maybe Hawaii...each place seems wonderful,
    but we had better make plans soon !

    By Liz Cicansky on January 24, 2011 12:50 PM

    My travel resolutiion(s) for 2011 are HaLizwaii, Australia and California and as it is always good to see a familiar face when travelling - we will be looking for Best Western Hotels in all places we travel.

    By Diane malo on January 24, 2011 12:52 PM

    I accomplished my 2010 resolution by going to Brisbane Australia to watch my son graduate from medical school. Fortunately, it happened just before the floods reached a dangerous level,and we were able to continue our holiday in New Zealand visiting my sister in law and her family for Christmas. My son is now doing his residency in Townsville Australia so our 2011 travel resolution will be to visit him there and see the Great Barrier Reef.

    By Jaime on January 24, 2011 12:53 PM

    I would like to take my family on weekend vacations more often!

    By Jim LaPointe on January 24, 2011 12:53 PM

    My resolution this year is to stay at a Best Western in Paris, France!

    By Jackie on January 24, 2011 12:53 PM

    This June, my best friend and her brother want to travel to the Grand Canyon from Pennsylvania and Ohio and see whatever catches our eye(s) along the way-hopefuly we will be staying at Best Westerns on most of the overnights. We are excited !!

    By Alan McConnell on January 24, 2011 12:54 PM

    My 2011 resolution is to get over to England to visit my son as I have not been to see him in 3 years

    By LMR on January 24, 2011 12:54 PM

    I want to head west for our anniversary in September

    By Kristen Hallows on January 24, 2011 12:56 PM

    My Travel resolution for 2011 is to visit New York CIty. I am from Florida and I have been to New York once in 2009 but I did not have much time to visit the city. This year I would like to spend more time in the city and stay at the Best Western President Hotel in Times Square. Thank You :) Kristen

    By tom&hope on January 24, 2011 12:56 PM

    For our anniversary we want to visit someplace special...

    maybe Sedona, maybe Montreal, maybe Hawaii....

    So wonderful it's hard to choose !

    By Alan McConnell on January 24, 2011 12:56 PM

    My 2011 resolution is to get over to England to visit my son as I have not been to see him in 3 years.

    By Phyllis K on January 24, 2011 12:57 PM

    My husband and I are planning another European vacation; Best Western is the ONLY hotel to stay at!

    By Jim L. on January 24, 2011 12:57 PM

    My resolution is to stay at a Best Western in Paris, France!

    By Liz on January 24, 2011 12:58 PM

    Our travel resolutions for 2011 are Hawaii, Australia, Fiji and California. We will be looking for a familiar face when we travel so will be searching out Best Western Hotels at all our destinations!

    By Linda Kamman on January 24, 2011 12:58 PM

    We plan to explore Northern Arizona this spring, after attending our nephew's college graduation in Flagstaff. Looking forward to Sedona, especially!!

    By Gary Williams on January 24, 2011 12:58 PM

    For me it is a trip to New Zealand. On the Bucket List. So many things get in the way but we are still hoping to get there.

    By Jerry Sramek on January 24, 2011 12:58 PM

    My resolution for 2011 is to visit our granddaughter in Boston where she is moving to in February from Honolulu before the end of the year.

    By Tse-Lynn L. on January 24, 2011 12:58 PM

    2011 resolution? Pack the mountain bikes and the other half off to the trails at Moab, Utah!

    By Teddy on January 24, 2011 12:59 PM

    have dreamed of going to Alaska for years and making this my resolution hopefully will get us there.

    By Jack RIchards on January 24, 2011 12:59 PM

    I plan on traveling from Palm Springs to Northwest Washington for a family reunion. It has seemed that we only get together for weddings and funerals, so this will be a great time to just visit and catch up!

    By Geoffrey Grimes on January 24, 2011 12:59 PM

    We made a definite effort to show our kids the United States as they were growing up. It was a great adventure for the whole family. However, we missed a few states and now that we are retired, my wife and I want to see those other states...as well as to return to some we loved and want to see again and in more depth. Haven't been to Arkansas, Louisiana, South Carolina. So, we are planning some impromtu trips over the next few years to catch these last..and perhaps, greatest states to visit!

    By Anna on January 24, 2011 12:59 PM

    My Parents & Sister All Ded Within A Year And A Half Of Each Other. So My Resolution Is To Live Each Day To The Fullest. And To Make My Sons As Happy As I Can. I Would Love To Take Them Back To Japan Where We Lived For A Year . My Sons Were Very Young And Don't Remember Living Their.

    By Jerri Honeyford on January 24, 2011 12:59 PM

    Today is my husband's birthday. It would be a great gift to go to Winnipeg to see our son Jim, his wife Michelle, and their two children, Ben and Kate. Since they moved last summer, we have not seen them. We miss them.

    By A Thurman on January 24, 2011 1:01 PM

    My resolution is to take my daughter, who graduates with her Masters degree this year, to Europe. She deserves it! Best Western has some very nice properties in the countries we'd like to visit (Greece, Italy).

    By Micheline on January 24, 2011 1:01 PM

    This year, we plan to visit family in southern Ontario and Nova Scotia. For the first time, we plan on including our dog Abby in our travel.

    By Christine McCaulley on January 24, 2011 1:02 PM

    Taking a cruise for the first time! We will drive from Ontario to Port Canaveral, Florida. We are giving ourselves a week to get there. That's a lot of day trips along the way. When travelling in the U.S., I bring along the book "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". We enjoy searching out unusual places.

    By Gary Williams on January 24, 2011 1:03 PM

    We resolve in 2011 to do a lot more travelling. Living in the Pacific Northwest we always seem to travel south. This year we have decided to go North and we are hoping we can go to New Zealand. The Bucket list is growing.

    By A. Thurman on January 24, 2011 1:03 PM

    My resolution is to take my daughter, who graduates with her Masters degree this year, to Europe. She deserves it! Best Western has some very nice properties in the countries we'd like to visit (Greece, Italy).

    By ELD on January 24, 2011 1:04 PM

    For the last two years, my family and I have traveled south to Disney World for our summer vacation stopping at multiple Bestwestern locations. This summer we are looking forward to traveling Northward. We can't wait to experience a new travel plan, Toronto, Niagara and Cooperstown. We are calling it the Hall of Fame trip because we are stopping at the Hockey Hall of Fame and Baseball Hall of Fame all in one trip. Happily, Bestwestern is near all locations. Wish us luck! Ellie

    By Laura on January 24, 2011 1:05 PM

    This is retirement year! We plan to do up the East Coast in a casual, fun, relaxed manner. Planning on seeing the fall colors and whatever catches our fancy!

    By Marchelle on January 24, 2011 1:05 PM

    I discovered a couple of years ago that a good hotel can be a mini-vacation from the stress of life. This year as I travelled back and forth to help my mom with Alzheimers in another state, I took an extra day coming and going. I stayed at a hotel and I slept, shopped, sewed, read, watched TV, went for walks, etc. Those hotel rooms allowed me to get in the right frame of mind before dealing with my mom and they allowed me to de-stress before rejoining my family back home. I used to say I did not have the time or money to do such things but de-stressing is wonderful insurance against possible stressed induced illnesses. And they have a calming affect on me. I recently included my husband in these extra mini-vacations and he enjoyed them too. My resolution is to not wait until I can afford a lovely vacation to some special place far away but to take advantage of mini vacations throughout the journey of my life.

    By Mary D on January 24, 2011 1:05 PM

    Last year I put my feet in the last of the 5 great lakes. This year I plan to travel and set foot in one more of the 8 states I have yet to visit in the contiguous USA. I also plan on visiting Quebec City, Quebec.

    By Tonja on January 24, 2011 1:06 PM

    I ackomplished a travel resolution in 2010. My brother, sister and I were able to travel to the Mayan Riviera with my mom for her 60th birthday. She was surprised at the airport because she thought only my younger sister was able to make the trip. When my brother and I walked around the corner to the gate my mom broke into tears of shock and excitement. It was a wonderful trip and one to tick off the travel resolutions for 2010. Now for 2011 I would love to take mom to las vegas for her actual birthday date in March.

    By GEORGE BRENNAN on January 24, 2011 1:06 PM

    I WILL PLAN AND MAKE A TRIP TO IRELAND THIS YEAR. I AM A THIRD-GENERATION FAMILY MEMBER AND NONE OF US HAVE EVER TRAVELLED TO OUR BIRTH HOME. I THINK THIS IS NECESSARY.

    By Art Hoffer on January 24, 2011 1:06 PM

    I am resolving to take my wife on a Meditteranean cruise in the Fall and stay a few days in Athens.

    By Joseph on January 24, 2011 1:07 PM

    My resolution was a return trip to Auburn California and your Best Western Golden Key for a second visit, which we are doing on February 11, 2011. Yea.

    By Diane on January 24, 2011 1:07 PM

    Our resolution this year is to take our 9-year-old daughter to see an important part of America. We are taking two weeks to tour South Dakota's Badlands and Custer State Park along with Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. I say it is for her benefit, so she will appreciate what we have here in our great nation, but I am also really looking forward to seeing all the beautiful wilderness too.

    By Alexander Barclay on January 24, 2011 1:07 PM

    I would like to visit as many parks and wildlife refuges on the East Coast so that I can get to know this part of the country better. I've already hit a few, but there are many more to go.

    By William on January 24, 2011 1:07 PM

    Would like to visit Hawaii in September or December 2011

    By Charlotte Locklear on January 24, 2011 1:07 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to drive across the U.S. again from Baltimore to Spokane to attend a convention. It would also be great if we could drive to Florida to see our family.

    By tim leong on January 24, 2011 1:08 PM

    Wait for my wife to get her visa and goto the US and shop shop shop.

    By Bonnie on January 24, 2011 1:08 PM

    Our travel resolution is to do more of it! Four years ago we spent 2 weeks in Tennesse & South Carolina, and absolutely loved it there. We will be celebrating 33 years of marriage this Sept, and hope to celebrate it back in Tennesse & North Carolina.
    Here's hoping!!!!
    We also would like to travel more to British Columbia to see our son and daugher-in-law!

    By Joseph Mullin on January 24, 2011 1:09 PM

    My resolution was to return to Auburn, California to your Best Western Golden Key, which we are schedule to do on February 11, 2011.

    By Noreen LeBlanc on January 24, 2011 1:10 PM

    My sister and I are planning a cross-country trip for spring of this year(2011).
    We will leave NB and travel to BC, hopefully in early May. The return trip will be across the US. We plan to see as much of the two countries in 6-8 weeks as possible.

    By JR on January 24, 2011 1:11 PM

    Spent many summer vacations traveling with my parents out west, but we never got to see Alaska. Therefore, my resolution for a trip would be to see that great state of ours.
    Thanks!

    By Blaise on January 24, 2011 1:11 PM

    I want to travel across Canada stopping along the way to take in the beauty of this great country.

    By Doug Hobart on January 24, 2011 1:12 PM

    Heading back up to Alaska with my family!

    By tom on January 24, 2011 1:13 PM

    I have always wanted to go to hawaii and swim with the turtles. In Nov. of 2010 I was able to go snorkeling with turtles. I was in the water for over an hour enjoying over one dozen different turtles in the area and lets not forget all the coral reef and all the fish, and an octopus that was found. It was truely a once in a lifetime experience. I cant wait until I get to travel this year and try and do better than that trip.

    By Fred on January 24, 2011 1:13 PM

    I want to drive the giong to the Sun Highway in Glacier National Park

    By donna on January 24, 2011 1:14 PM

    My plan for this year is my boyfriend and i will go on vacation together since it has been sevaral years since either one of us went on vacation. We
    have never been on vacation together and i have been dating him for
    31/2 years now.

    By Judy S. on January 24, 2011 1:14 PM

    My travel resolution is to visit England where my husband spent his first 13 years

    By Cathy on January 24, 2011 1:16 PM

    I run a 24 Hour Special Needs Childcare and a safehaus for Victims of Domestic Violence, so I don't get to travel 'away' very far, for very long, without much 'orchestration'. I have come to totally enjoy my weekend getaways, and find them very replenishing and invigorating. I live in the BEAUTIFUL Pacific Northwest, and my goal for 2011 is to visit as many Best Westerns within close proximity (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) as I possibly can. Just the thought of it excites me!!!!!

    By Sara on January 24, 2011 1:16 PM

    We took our first real family vacation last year and look forward to another one this year!

    By Karen Bridges on January 24, 2011 1:16 PM

    Road trip out west to visit friends in California, do some gambling in Nevada, see friends in Bolinas, head back through Arizona to visit friends and then back to Texas. RETIRED ROAD TRIPPER AND LOVIN IT!

    By Shelley R on January 24, 2011 1:16 PM

    For my 50th birthday in December I swam with sea turtles, and saw humpback whales (including babies) breaching ... from our balcony in Maui!

    By Donald Enright on January 24, 2011 1:18 PM

    Wife and I would like to travel Washington and Oregon with the grandchildren. Both states have wonderful sights and activities for all family members.

    By Lorrie DeLorenzo on January 24, 2011 1:18 PM

    I am a life-long NJ resident. In 2010, for my 50th birthday, I had the pleasure of entertaining my best friend from Louisiana, here in the northeast, and we cherished every moment we shared. We visited Washington, DC, Arlington National Cemetery, the War Memorials, several Smithsonian Museums, and more. Her visit also included a jam-packed day trip to New York City, of which highlights included the Empire State Building, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Grand Central Station, the American Museum of Natural History, and Rockefeller Center. This year, I'd like to fly down to New Orleans where she could share with me the pre-Mardi Gras parades & festivities in her hometown of Houma. She & her family ride a float in one of their biggest parades and have a non-stop, fun-filled day from the time the sun rises! I'd love to join her.

    By Deanna on January 24, 2011 1:18 PM

    Our travel resolution is to take advantage of the GREAT country we live in. There are so many wonderful things to see and do that we have never taken advantage of. We really hope to give our kids great learning opportunities by spending some time each year driving to a great new destination as well as having some awesome family bonding time! We are lucky enough that our kids are still young enough to want to go anywhere we do and we want to spend quality time with them and encourage the relationships we have with them now to grow.

    By Mike Halloran on January 24, 2011 1:19 PM

    From MPH. After catering to tourist and business, military, and government personnel, I am going to RETIRE after 45 years and have other people cater to me.Cruise in February to the Bahama's and cruise to Alaska in the summer. I definately need some "R&R", looking forward to retiring.

    By Lynne Patterson on January 24, 2011 1:20 PM

    Our travel resolution is to visit my sister and family in Minnesota this year. She only found us a little over 5 years ago after having searched for us for 25 years. Before that we never knew she even existed. With her came a wonderful brother-in-law and three grown nephews and their families. Since we are now in our 60's, we have a short time to make a lifetime of memories. We want to spend as much time as possible with them. So our travel resolution is to definitely visit with them...as often as possible.

    By Christina Vad on January 24, 2011 1:22 PM

    I would love to take a trip across country with my daughter and husband, this has always been a dream. I would like to camp along the way and see the grand canyon and visit my cousin who lives in North Dakota. Next to go into Washington State and down the coast of California and into New Mexico.
    I would also like to go to British Columbia to visit my husbands biological father whom he hasn't seen since he was two years old, now that would be fabulous:) Thanks for considering us in your contest:))

    By Judy Robinson on January 24, 2011 1:23 PM

    We have been retired for 6 years and have been to England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Hawaii and many other places in the US and Canada. But, we have never travelled across this wonderful country that we live in. This year will be our 40th wedding anniversary so we have made travel in Canada, especially the Atlantic provinces, our priority.

    By Karen on January 24, 2011 1:26 PM

    Even though it's fun taking trips as empty-nesters, my 2011 travel resolution is for my husband and I to have family vacation with our daughters. Any destination would be enjoyable, as long as we're all together.

    By J. Martin on January 24, 2011 1:26 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to take time off work to relax. To take time to visit the Western States and enjoy the scenery and do some long overdue sightseeing. There is so much to see on the North American Continent, why go overseas!

    By LLOYD MEHANEY on January 24, 2011 1:28 PM

    Returning from my next trip working in Mexico.................ALIVE!!

    By cheryl smith on January 24, 2011 1:28 PM

    my husband and i want to stay @ bestwestern in every state. he has been staying @ bestwesterns since 1962 on the way to the seatle worlds fair from oklahoma.

    By Mary on January 24, 2011 1:29 PM

    I achieved a long overdue travel resolution last year. I was able to drive on a road trip with my mom and two of my teenage children through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois on a very fun road trip that led us to the homes of cousins and aunts and uncles that we have not seen from 14 to 25 years. We were able to see historic sights, monuments, old friends and family along the way. I was very glad that I made the trip, and it made me realize that I need to get out more and visit more of the US. It is beautiful, and a personal visit with distant relatives and friends is so much better than a long distance one online. Road trips with family that I see every day help us to bond at a deeper level, too. Good times.

    By Janice Fleming on January 24, 2011 1:29 PM

    I am planning on a trip to Montana in July, and that gift card would come in handy. My sister and I are planning this trip to get some R&R from all the stress of her treatments from cancer. We have always wanted to travel to the West since we live in the Southeast. :) Pick me, please, please, pick my entry.

    By Judy on January 24, 2011 1:30 PM

    Be able to take multiple trips in a year and stay at Best Western at every stop. We usually do as we know the quality will be top notch!

    By Derek Askew on January 24, 2011 1:30 PM

    We plan on visiting England this year.

    By William on January 24, 2011 1:30 PM

    Plan to visit Hawaii in September or December this year. Love the tropical climate and beaches

    By Carol on January 24, 2011 1:31 PM

    My travel resolution is to go to the British Isles. I'm learning Gaelic, and I want to practice.

    By Jay Rose on January 24, 2011 1:31 PM

    I want to travel with the San Jose Sharks on the next road trip, I love to watch hockey, anywhere

    By Sariah B. on January 24, 2011 1:32 PM

    My 2011 resolution is to take my two girls on the best vacation they have ever been on. We are starting over, with me as a single parent. I want to take my kids to Europe to discover the culture over there. None of us has ever been there, and we would love to go!!

    By Diana on January 24, 2011 1:33 PM

    I went to DisneyWorld in 2010 and loved it!! For 2011 I am planning to go to Grand Canyon for couple days ot enjoy one of the most beautiful places on a planet.

    By Bruce T on January 24, 2011 1:33 PM

    I fulfilled a travel resolution last year to make a multi-day motorcycle trip travelling from northern New England to West Virginia (beautiful!). I resolve to do more trips like this in 2011.

    By Bronwen on January 24, 2011 1:33 PM

    I'd like to get my daughter to Nova Scotia this July for the Canadian Highland Dance Championships. I'd also like to get my son to the mountains for some "real" snowboarding. My husband and I would like to take a 20th anniversary trip too!

    By Warren on January 24, 2011 1:33 PM

    I live in the cold north of Canada. I want to take my family to Florida to thaw out. We want to see Disneyworld, of course, but beyond that we have two priorities as we leap frog north to South Carolina - stay in Best Westerns and go to the spectacular places featured in Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Eat well, sleep sound.

    By cd jimenez on January 24, 2011 1:35 PM

    I plan to attend a graduation ceremony in May. This card would be great since I could use it for this long weekend.

    By Gail on January 24, 2011 1:35 PM

    My 2011 travel resoulution is to travel to Toronto and see some shows, eat at some nice resteraunts and just have a great time! It is great to just get away sometimes!

    By Margo Burris on January 24, 2011 1:35 PM

    I resolved to spend my 50th birthday with my husband on a Carribean Cruise. Now a new resolution. Alaska Cruise. Need to save up!

    By Shelton on January 24, 2011 1:35 PM

    Life is not about the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away. Anyone with kids knows that this time is short and precious. I want to show them more of the world. We travel every year somewhere and I am all about creating memories. Hope you and yours lives life to the fullest and is too the one in the retirement chair without any regrets!! Work hard to play hard....

    By Gary Bores on January 24, 2011 1:36 PM

    This past year my wife and I resolved to see more of our own state of Idaho as it seems so many of our vacations take us to other parts of the USA, Canada, or the rest of the World. I'm happy to say we accomplished our resolution as we made four different road trips of 3-4 days each throughout different parts of our state. We enjoyed it so much we're even considering duplicating and/or expanding on some of these same trips this year. Also happy to say we utilized Best Western for the majority of our stays during our travel.

    By Bruce T. on January 24, 2011 1:37 PM

    I fulfilled a travel resolution last year to make a multi-day motorcycle trip travelling from northern New England to West Virginia (beautiful!). I resolve to do more trips like this in 2011.

    By Grant on January 24, 2011 1:38 PM

    My Travel resolution is to go to Myrtle Beach in the Spring or Fall of this year. So looking forward to it and to stay at Best Western.

    By Sarah Till on January 24, 2011 1:38 PM

    2011 Travel Resolution -- WOW. Would I love to see my grandchildren in Portland every two months! They grow so FAST. And then while there, we'd enjoy the coast, the fishing, the food, the lovely vegetation!
    We want to make it happen!

    By Warren on January 24, 2011 1:40 PM

    I live in the cold north of Canada. I want to take my family to Florida to thaw out. We want to see Disneyworld, of course, but beyond that we have two priorities as we leap frog north to South Carolina - stay in Best Westerns and go to the spectacular places featured in Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Eat well, sleep sound.

    By cynthia jimenez on January 24, 2011 1:40 PM

    I plan to attend a graduation in El Paso in May of this year; would love to save some $$$$$ and have this gift card as a treat to myself. Thanks for your consideration.

    By Jill on January 24, 2011 1:40 PM

    I have always wanted to see San Francisco and this year I plan to go. I understand there is a Best Western in Fisherman's Wharf. Since money is tight I will be able to walk to many of the sights I want to see from there reducing transportation costs. I am finally healthy enough to be able to walk the distances. I am so excited!

    By Angela Medina on January 24, 2011 1:40 PM

    My travel resolution is to have a college roommate reunion in Colorado this spring. I haven't seen 2 of them in over 10 years and I can't wait to catch up with them!

    By France F. on January 24, 2011 1:40 PM

    2011...we plan a big road trip in Canada and Eastern USA. Many kilometers to drive and many pictures to take. After, that I will make a book. Resolution ; always try to find a new place to visit every year. It is not very difficult.

    By Sandra O'Toole on January 24, 2011 1:42 PM

    Our travel resolution is to visit close friends in Alberta this summer. Time passes so quickly, we need to take the time to spend with those who are important to us.

    By J Marconi on January 24, 2011 1:42 PM

    Most of my travels are for business and the effort and outcome feed my brain cells and, of course, my wallet. Still, I need to FIRMLY resolve this year, to tack on a day or two after I've finished my assignment, and take advantage of where I am and what's going on at that particular time and place. So, additionally, I resolve to feed my heart and soul, too, by being more flexible in my travels and enjoying "the journey"!

    By Donna Marchesi on January 24, 2011 1:43 PM

    It took a French tour guide in Colmar, France who relayed the beauty of Big Sky Montana and Colorado to inspire me to start seeing the wonders of the United States. There really is no place like home!

    By Gary Bores on January 24, 2011 1:44 PM

    This past year my wife and I resolved to see more of our own state of Idaho through three to four day road trips throughout the summer. I'm happy to say we accomplished our resolution taking four different trips to different parts of our state each time. We enjoyed it so much we're considering duplicating and/or expanding our efforts this year.

    By JAN CARTER on January 24, 2011 1:44 PM


    OUR RESOLUTION IS TO TAKE OUR KIDS AND THEIR KIDS ON A ROAD TRIP FROM FLORIDA TO ST PAUL MINN WE RITIRED IN 2007 AND WE TOOK OUR KIDS AND THEIR KIDS ON A CRUISE WE HAVE 7 KIDS AND 21 GRANDS OUR GRAND KIDS KEEP ASKING US "WHATS THE NEXT BIG TRIP " WE WOULD LOVE TO SAY ROAD TRIP VIA BEST WESTERN

    By Kim on January 24, 2011 1:44 PM

    We did not get to take a real family vacation last year so it would be nice to resolve to go somewhere memorable with the kids.
    Finances will dictate where we go but we will resolve to go somewhere for at least 4-5 nights away from home.

    By Anthony & Linda Tessitore on January 24, 2011 1:44 PM

    My son is home right now and getting ready to delpoy to Afghanistan. He has a few weeks left and my only wish for travel this year is to be able to afford to hop on a plane when he calls to say he is leaving in a few days and go to him. Just to spend time with him before he leaves for over a year. To take with me my husband and daughter. We have always been a close family and growing up he had a lot of problems and was on several medications. For him to commit to this is a major step in his life and we are all so proud of him. He went from caring about nothing but himself to being a proud soldier and wanting to protect this great country we live in.

    By LJ on January 24, 2011 1:44 PM

    My 2011resolution is to take my fiance to Chicago so we'd spend more time with my family relatives before and after the baby is born. And of course, I must say I'd take him to different places the city has to offer! He loves adventures as much as I do.

    By Julie on January 24, 2011 1:45 PM

    A travel resoultion that I accomplished in 2010 was to cruise with my family. Will do it again some time.

    By Mary McAlpine on January 24, 2011 1:48 PM

    My travel resolution is Palm Desert every year for the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament and the Palm Desert Senior Cup. Always stay at the Best Western Hotel and Resort. Great breakfast and great staff!

    By Perry on January 24, 2011 1:48 PM

    Nearly 50% of my travel nights away were in BW establishments.

    By D in Hamilton on January 24, 2011 1:50 PM


    I resolve to work LESS and travel MORE ....esp. if I can get a head start with the gift card.....

    By bharath on January 24, 2011 1:50 PM

    my travel resolution is to travel alone and travel cheap . Travel to the perishing wonders of the world , like the wilderbeast migration in africa , the maldives in asia and the galapagos islands

    By Lee Ann Miloradovitch on January 24, 2011 1:50 PM

    My travel resolution is to spend more time away with my husband and daughter. Before she was born, we had the vacation of our life in Sedona Arizona and BW was a huge part of making that trip memorable. We'd love to take her back there this year as she to relive some of those great memories. Here's to family in 2011!

    By Billy on January 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to go to 2 places I have never been before.

    By NancyZ on January 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    My oldest daughter is graduating high school in May 2011. We are planning a 10 day trip from our home in Utah to Orlando to celebrate... Can hardly wait!!!

    By Gerri on January 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    Hello,
    My husband and I are seniors over 65+. My husband still works and I am retired. We both LOVE travel so much. Whether it be close by in our back yard or on a Panama Canal cruise. WE LOVE TO TRAVEL. Our resolution for this year is more OUR TRAVEL TIME, ME TRAVEL TIME. We are doing it already!!! Please make us your winners. We have family in Great Britan we have NEVER met. HUGS TO YOU ALL. And thank you for this opportunity.
    Gerri & Harold

    By DC on January 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    I resolve to visit my daughter in Europe during her study abroad.

    By john rowe on January 24, 2011 1:52 PM

    I have a goal to visit Alaska. Probably this summer, $$ depending. Not necessarily a cruise up the inside passage that would still be nice. Somehow I want to find myself able to photograph various wildlife, eagles, bears, visit the varoius tourista towns...bring something inuit home... mainly photograph anything that moves, growls, flaps wings, or makes a big splash.

    By Anne Zahares on January 24, 2011 1:55 PM

    I plan to travel across the U.S.A. from Maine to California with 12 friends on motorcycles this May. We plan to make several stops to see this beautiful country. We traveled a few years ago to Montana from Maine and said our next trip would be all the way to California and now we are doing it!

    By Christy on January 24, 2011 1:56 PM

    I would make a resolution to do a family trip to Florida. It would be cool to take the family to Disneyworld. I stayed in a Best western for many of our family vacations.

    By C. D. House on January 24, 2011 1:56 PM

    Never been to Taste of Chicago! I resolve to go in 2011!

    By Luba HJ on January 24, 2011 1:56 PM

    Over the years, I have been to most of the states in the US. My resolution is to expose my young nieces to as many of the beautiful places as I can even though we live 1600 miles apart. This summer I am taking them to Southern California (Del Mar Best Western) so they can experience the Pacific Coast and all the wonderful attractions in the area.

    By Barbara on January 24, 2011 1:56 PM

    Our travel resolution this year is to ski as many resorts as we can including at least one we haven't skied before

    By Chiadih Chang on January 24, 2011 1:57 PM

    I have goal to visit Anaheim, Califonia this year to attend a church conference and visit Disney Land.

    By Derek on January 24, 2011 1:59 PM

    Took not 1 but 2 cruises in 2010!!

    By Kathy on January 24, 2011 2:01 PM

    We had a girlfriends getaway weekend in 2010. We all enjoyed ourselves and are planning another getaway in 2011!!! At 60+ we still ROCK!!!! (maybe a tad slower but we still enjoy ourselves)

    By Pat Landry on January 24, 2011 2:01 PM

    On July 1st my husband and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversay and would like to make a trip to Florida. We aren't sure where we would like to go, but would like to visit Florida

    By Sandra on January 24, 2011 2:02 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to save enough money to take 3 trips this year. One to Seatle, WA , Baltimore, MD , and Alexandria, Virginia.

    By C. Patterson on January 24, 2011 2:03 PM

    Plan to go to Glacier National Park before all the glaciers disappear. My husband has been there and says this is one of the most beautiful places. Can't wait to stay in one of the historic lodges.

    By Shannon on January 24, 2011 2:04 PM

    I am going to make certain that my husband's birthday out does the 60th birthday trip he gave me last year (12 days in Magical Ireland) His dream is New Zealand! 6 weeks on two islands - it will be fabulous sun, fun, fjords, mountains, the Ring, wine tasting, cruises and all! Happy Birthday Honey!

    By Sandy Barbour on January 24, 2011 2:08 PM

    My husband (72) & I (67) visited New Mexico for the 1st time for both of us last year -- and added on Colorado & South Dakota (a new State for me). We have fun wherever we go and we are thankful to be able to travel and see new things. He retired at 70 (had a Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest & 6 bypasses 11 years ago and we feel that everyday is a day we might not have had) . So, we want to do all we can in the time we have.

    By marina on January 24, 2011 2:08 PM

    Last summer we did a fabulous mc trip to southern france, sétè and up via Normandie to assen Holland. this year we´re planning a trip down to Croatia via auswitch by mc of course.

    By Darla on January 24, 2011 2:11 PM

    My travel resolution is to go to Manila, Philippines in 2011 to visit family, and soak up a lot of sun.

    By Gaurav on January 24, 2011 2:11 PM

    This year I and my wife plan to visit the new england area and stay at our best western premier hotel!

    By Suzanne on January 24, 2011 2:11 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to visit my niece and her family in Portland, Oregon.

    By Bonnie Terris on January 24, 2011 2:13 PM

    My New Year resolution is to save enough money to travel up & down the western coast & visit our children & grandchildren in Washington state for the summer.

    By Dorothy Schaffer on January 24, 2011 2:15 PM

    In 2010 my husband took me on a cruise through the Panama canal for my 50th birthday.We hope to do more cruising in the future.

    By Jacqueline Marquis on January 24, 2011 2:16 PM

    My resolution is not for myself but for my daughter,my son moved to Alberta 3 years ago and would like to have her visit him and family.Would also like to pay them an overnight stay at the Best Western in Banff.They should move back this summer but would like to have her see the beautiful rocky mountains.........

    By Cody Barnett on January 24, 2011 2:17 PM

    Included in my resolution for 2011 are changes to my financial plan that involve saving money and vacation time for various travel around North America and the world. 2011 promises to be a fantastic year!!

    By Mary Anne Rollins on January 24, 2011 2:20 PM

    My resolution is to plan more travel with our grandchildren. Last summer we took 4 of them on a trip to Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; the Amish areas near Lancaster, PA; and Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, VA. Everyone enjoyed the trip and there were so many things we all learned!

    By Bill Winward on January 24, 2011 2:20 PM

    My 2011 Travel Resoultion is to visit Seattle and have a seafood dinner at a nice waterfront restaurant for my wife's birthday in June.

    By Sally on January 24, 2011 2:21 PM

    Ohio in June and Hawaii in Oct. That's it for this coming year.

    By Janet on January 24, 2011 2:22 PM

    My husband and I will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year. We are planning to take our "second honeymoon" trip to Maui with our daughters, sons-in-law and grandsons. Beach, sun, sand and family to help celebrate...what could be better!

    By Erin on January 24, 2011 2:25 PM

    Last year we were able to take two family vacations to Kentucky and my husband and I were also lucky enough to take some time for ourselves in Las Vegas! This year I think we will take more small family vacations, maybe travel to areas of Oklahoma that we have never been before!

    By Tim Murray on January 24, 2011 2:25 PM

    My travel resolution is to take my four kids to see Mount Rushmore this Summer, the rooms are all ready booked. As a child my fondest memories are of our family trips, I can still recall what the Best Western looked like in Carlsbad, New Mexico as a 10 year old and I can tell you it looked very similar last Summer when I took my family there. Memories are what we build to gether as families, my kids are always looking for the Big Blue sign when we get to the town or city that we are planning on visiting. As an avid Best Western user I can tell you that these travels together are great as every property is unique, the sign may be the same, however the Vacation starts over again when we get out of the van at each Best Western we visit.

    By Ed on January 24, 2011 2:25 PM

    In 2010 I resolved to finally achieve Star Alliance Gold status to make traveling in 2011 more convenient. I finally accomplished that in November, 2010.

    By Leigh Linder on January 24, 2011 2:28 PM

    I promised myself and my son years ago that I would love to take him one day to swim with the dolphins! I think now he is the perfect age to take him along with his brother and sister this summer! I hope I can keep my promise to him! I love them very much!

    By Hugh Stanley on January 24, 2011 2:29 PM

    My wife and I finally got to complete in 2010 a life-long dream vacation to Greece and the Greek Islands in particular. Part of the adventure was by land to see many ancient sites and part of it was by sea through the islands during late July in 100 degree temperatures. Even at our ages we enjoyed it all and plan in 2011 to see the pyramids in Egypt.

    By Nancy on January 24, 2011 2:31 PM

    In June 2011, 6 of us are flying to Vancouver and driving back through the mountains to Calgary. I know it will be a great trip.

    By Ninel Stern on January 24, 2011 2:31 PM

    My wife will have her bbbbbbbbbbbbig 50 birthday on 29 January and I want to surprise her with a nice get away to a nice sandy beach.

    By Duncan Dorey on January 24, 2011 2:31 PM

    My resolution for this year is to finally go on a cruise of the Mediteranean.

    By Janene Scarborough on January 24, 2011 2:31 PM

    I would really love to get an RV and just drive to the Grand canyon! This has always been a dream of mine to do! It just seems like something always got in the way of that, Kids, work, everything! I want so bad to go there and stop and see everything along the way! hence wanting the RV for the trip! This to me sounds so exciting! I've never been anyplace! and now that I'm retired and my kids are grown? I want to go! It would be a dream come true for me.

    By Tamra Clifford on January 24, 2011 2:32 PM

    I am going to try and not miss so much work this year.

    By Ninel Stern on January 24, 2011 2:34 PM

    My wife will celebrate her big 50 birthday on 29 January and I want to surprise her with a nice getaway to a sunny beach.

    By Rebecca Sisler on January 24, 2011 2:34 PM

    My travel resolution this hyear is simple -- spend some time on South Padre Island!

    By James McFarland on January 24, 2011 2:36 PM

    Take advantage of the free time on my many business trips to experience and learn more about the cities and countryside of my destinations.

    By Gil Delgado on January 24, 2011 2:36 PM

    My wife and I finally got to alaska on a cruise and land tour in 2010.


    we plan to see more of the USA

    By Mary Evans on January 24, 2011 2:39 PM

    My travel resolution this year is to get to Florida. Hopefully I'll see a lot of the tourist sights, have great weather at the beach there and checkout if there might be a space shuttle event happening as that would make it a once in a lifetime event!! Hope so.

    By Terry Walsh on January 24, 2011 2:39 PM

    Our dream vacation this year wil be to fly to Hamburg, Germany and cycle along the Elbe over a two week period to Dresden. Then take a train to Prague, Czech Republic and cycle back to Leipzig via Dreden. That wil take another week. Loaded toring is always fun when you are in Bicycle Heaven, completely free of automobile traffic. Good accomodation and restaurants along the way.

    By Li on January 24, 2011 2:41 PM

    This last summer my 14 year-old son made the All Stars Baseball team and they were in the playoffs in Coos Bay, Oregon. I was chose to looki up play to stay as I am can't camp and have oxygen and a CPAP so I searched Best Western meet the needs and close to the Ball Park. I signed up for the rewards program and told other parents on the team where to go that was close to Clyde's Field and that had a indoor pool, hot tub, microwave, refrigerator and a morning brunch for those hungry boys.
    Was very impressed as this turned out to be our vacation of the year and my sister and her family also came and got rooms too as her son was on leave for a few days from the Army. We stayed four days and even though we were at the baseball a lot it was so nice coming back to the motel to rest, I could use my wireless laptop as they have free internet and pay bills etc.
    This was the first time all of us have gotten together with family and friends and combined this baseball tournament even though we did not come in first place it didn't matter we had fun. Our last day we went to the beach and enjoyed a beautiful sunny day with family and friends. We had 4 rooms and next time I know I can bring my dog if I need too but unfortunately they are not allowed at the baseball park, but we will go back and stay again as they made our stay very enjoyable. Thanks Best Western so the memories and a vacation for us all. My new travel detestation for 2011 will be Seattle maybe this summer for visit my Best Friend! Unless we on the road again as a winning team who knows? But I will find a Best Western for use they love our pets!
    The Davison Family

    By Gail Button on January 24, 2011 2:42 PM

    My husband and I haved resolved to make this year the year to take a cruise around Australia, then travel to New Zealand to visit with friends we haven't seen for years. We love both of these countries so we are planning to combine the long distance travel from our North American home with lots of visiting and exploring new things.

    By sue colombo on January 24, 2011 2:43 PM

    To visit my son in his new city Salt lake City ,Utah and ski with him and also to make a cross country trip out there with my daughter in the early summer to see national parks on the way!

    By Philip Belle on January 24, 2011 2:43 PM

    I didn't really travel anywhere significant in 2010, but in 2011 I am hoping to travel to Boston to see some baseball games at Fenway Park. I might also try and sneak in a trip to Las Vegas this summer. If I can make both these trips happen, it would be a pretty great year.

    By Liane Khoury on January 24, 2011 2:44 PM

    My resolution this year is to travel to different places in Atlantic Canada and have more outdoor adventures with my friends. 2011 is going to be different and active for my friends and I.

    By Mal on January 24, 2011 2:45 PM

    Back to Vegas. This time without the snow. Who would believe snowballs in the desert. Like to see the Grand Canyon this time. Too cold on the last trip even for a Maritimer

    By Mary A on January 24, 2011 2:46 PM

    My travel Resuolution is: My son and I are hoping to take a trip through Arizona and New Mexico this summer, visiting historic sites and attending a Family Renunion in White Oaks, NM.

    By Wanelle Scott on January 24, 2011 2:48 PM

    I have resolved to spend more time at the beach this year probably in Florida. Since we like Florida's hot weather, the further south the better,but Daytona Beach is our favorite.

    By Dot Willis on January 24, 2011 2:48 PM

    My resolution would be to make a trip to the interior of Alaska this spring or summer. We took a cruise years ago on the coastal passage and enjoyed it so much!

    By Bob N. on January 24, 2011 2:49 PM

    My 2011 resolution is to travel to Italy.


    By Linny on January 24, 2011 2:50 PM

    I have resolved to visit Canada,,,,Jasper National Park and Lake Louise . It is our 25 wedding anniversary and we have been planning a motoring trip through Yellowston and Glacier National parks on the way to Canada.

    By CK Carson on January 24, 2011 2:51 PM

    I'm looking forward to travel for pleasure this year, at least 2 trips to mountain locations. Last year all travel was business, need to chage that this year.

    By Richard Bennett on January 24, 2011 2:52 PM

    Travel to Newport Beach, Orange County and take the grandchildren to all the wonderful places to have fun in the California sun.

    By Bev B. on January 24, 2011 2:55 PM

    I live in WV and have been taking online classes since 2007 for my Master in Education degree from Colorado State University. My travel resolution this year is to fly to Colorado with my husband in May so I can participate in the graduation ceremony. Hooray!

    By Fred Kornahrens on January 24, 2011 2:55 PM

    I will make a trip to desert this year.

    By Gladys C on January 24, 2011 2:56 PM

    Met for the first time in my life in 2008 and 2009 my brothers and sisters and I am 76 years old. I wish to see them again in the western U.S. and western Canada as the greeted me as their sister although they never knew I existed.

    thank you

    By S. Durham on January 24, 2011 2:58 PM

    I plan to get my son scuba certified and renew my certification and take him to Key West to go scuba diving.

    By Kay Leggett on January 24, 2011 2:58 PM

    My resolution is part of my bucket list - to travel to all 50 states before I pass on.

    By Barry on January 24, 2011 2:59 PM

    Been promising myself for years I would dirve interstate 90 from its beginning in Boston to where it deadends in Seattle. Finally did it this last fall. Took 6 weeks but the site seeing was great. Upstate New York and the vineyards of the Finger Lakes, Chicago, Badlands National Park, Mammoth Site in South Dakota, Space Needle in Seattle, Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park with Mt Ranier and St. Helens, Columbia river George, Custer Battle Field at Little Big Horn, and on. Trip of a lifetime everyone should try.

    By Veronica O on January 24, 2011 3:00 PM

    my resolution for this year is to finally go to see my best friend that I haven't seeing in 7 years and she lives in Missouri, that would be the best thing that I could do this year, to get to see her, her husband and her baby boy. take a trip with my boyfriend to California so he can finally meet my family and we can spend sometime together. best western is the best hotel I have ever stay at, thank you all.

    By Rebecca Barley on January 24, 2011 3:02 PM

    2010 was a fantastic year...I took my kids to Costa Rica for 2 months, ran a 1/2 marathon for the Canadian Diabetes Association in Brazil and spent a few days in Vegas with some girlfriends.

    I know that this year, I will continue on the adventures. I think this time will be several road trips to visit friends.

    By Carol Krugjohn on January 24, 2011 3:03 PM

    My husband and I both grew up in large families that could not afford to take vacations. When our girls were young, we always saved all year, to take our three girls on trips, especially to National Parks. Never anything extravagant. We are both nearing retirement age, but after 20 years, I lost my job last May.
    We would dearly love to go to Alaska someday. Maybe we can make it in 2011.

    By Pamela Jo H. on January 24, 2011 3:05 PM

    I would like to make it to a Best Western in another country this year.

    By CM Todd on January 24, 2011 3:06 PM

    My mother was of Irish descent and had always wanted to go to Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone. Sadly she passed away from cancer before she had an opportunity to travel. In 2010 I was able to go to Ireland for an entire month and was successful in my goal to climb the tower, lean out backwards over the top, and kiss the Blarney Stone for my mother!

    By Terry Walsh on January 24, 2011 3:06 PM

    Our vacation this summer involves starting from Hamburg, where we have a Best Western Hotel booked for 2 nights. A gift card of 250 dollars would be an excellent start for our trip. We plan to ride from Hamburg to Dresden, Germany over a 2 week period, taking a rest in Magdeburg, Germany. From Dresden we will take a train to Prague, Czech republic and ride our bicycles to Leipzig via Dresden over a week. Hope to have good weather and not too much gravel.

    By Susan Hanna on January 24, 2011 3:06 PM

    I want to see my niece in San Francisco, and save for Ireland/England and Scotland in 2012

    By Judie gaiser on January 24, 2011 3:07 PM

    My 2011 resolution is to travel to Alaska to explore both the land and water.

    By Trudi on January 24, 2011 3:08 PM

    My goal last year was to go to Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
    I not only got to all three in one trip, but stayed at Best Westerns in Idaho and Montana.

    By beth cox on January 24, 2011 3:10 PM

    we plan to go to greatwolflodge in wisconsin dells, wisconsin end of this month, las vegas, nv in march and few trips to fond du lac, wisc area in february and over the summer. in august we plan to go to adventureland in altoona, iowa. end of this year we are going to plan our big trip to disney world:)

    By Jagrut Jathal on January 24, 2011 3:10 PM

    My new year wish is to visit my family in India, and while i'm there, stay at one of the Best Western hotels in India. I have stayed at Best Westen in the US quite often but never in India.

    By Tracey on January 24, 2011 3:16 PM

    I would like to travel tosee my sister in Texas. It's been about 7years. Due to work, kids,living far away and family illness, we haven't connected other than by email, letters or phone. We share so much on the phone but to be with her and just sit and laugh over some food from Olive Garden (her favorite) well that would be the best. I have to try my best to make this happen. Persoanlly I just want a hug =)

    By beth cox on January 24, 2011 3:16 PM

    we are going to wisconsin dells, wisconsin next week, fond du lac wisconin february, las vegas, nv in march, beaver dam wisc in july, altoona, iowa in august and end of year we will be planning our big trip to disney world:)

    By M. Thomas on January 24, 2011 3:19 PM

    We would love to visit the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky!

    By Norma F on January 24, 2011 3:21 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to travel to the Ukraine to check out my family genealogy.

    By Darry on January 24, 2011 3:22 PM

    Last summer I resolved to ride my motorcycle from coast to coast and was able to accomplish that thanks to friends, good weather, camping and Best Western hotels.
    Thanks to all.

    By Carol Filo on January 24, 2011 3:25 PM

    Traveling the roads is the best way to go....You see so much more, than by flying. We hope to get to NC , traveling from Louisiana, through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Also to California,via Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona . Finishing up with going through Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois on our way to Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri...There is so much to see in the US.....and since we are in our 70's we need to see as much as we can, while we are still able to travel here there and everywhere.

    By Eduardo Jimenez on January 24, 2011 3:26 PM

    I like the idea of a travel resolution; it keeps me ejoyful through the year! My travel resolution for 2011 is to take my family to New York City. Also, Miami, Florida and Boston, Mass. We're been wanting to go to New York for yeeeaaars and I would really want this year to be the one.

    By leann fleishman on January 24, 2011 3:29 PM

    I'd love to travel to the most gorgeous place in the US--Estes park,CO

    By MaryPat Kleven on January 24, 2011 3:30 PM

    A long time friend of mine moved to Maine with her husband several years ago, and I have been promising her that I would make the trip to see her just about every year since then. However, I have yet to make it! This is the year, though, and I have gotten a week off in August just to make the trip!

    By Jean on January 24, 2011 3:30 PM

    I made it to the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. It was fantastic.

    By A. & J. Hoffman on January 24, 2011 3:31 PM

    We would like to go back to Europe in 2011 & travel on our own. We have been there on a tour & it was great, but it would be interesting to meet the people & see the country on our own.

    By Deborah Doyle on January 24, 2011 3:31 PM

    Last year I was surfing Ebay and I saw a Nissan Xterra up for bid. On an impulse I bid on it, a very low bid, and I will be danged if I didn't win it! I am a 58 year old grandmother with a 4 wheel drive and I intend to use it. I have outfitted the back to flip down the seats and a SUV air mattress fits right in. I have my kayak on the top and assorted camping equipment and I am ready to go in the spring. I hope to travel down the coast of Florida and perhaps hope a sailboat in the Keys for a jaunt around some islands.Hopefully I will camp in my X one night and hotel it up the second night as long as I am on the road. I hope to meet many interesting people on my travels and make many new friends. I can't wait to get on the hiway and use my Best Western card! Next year, the Pacific North West!

    By Ryan on January 24, 2011 3:32 PM

    My travel resolution is to see fewer places more thoroughly on one trip, rather than flying through a lot of places in a hurry!

    By Dennis B. on January 24, 2011 3:32 PM

    We would like to tour the West Coast this year, from So. Ca. to Canada

    By Lori Vincent on January 24, 2011 3:32 PM

    Because I feel that travel is one of the best ways to educate children, we plan to take our six year old out of state every year. Our daughter will fly for the first time soon, but in the meantime, we will drive to Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Making memories and learning about various regions is a wonderful to expand knowledge!

    By SkiBumSteve on January 24, 2011 3:35 PM

    I'd like to gain Best Western elite status by staying enough times at my favorite BW property in Nederland, Colorado!

    By Lori Vincent on January 24, 2011 3:38 PM

    We believe that travel is a big part of expanding a child's education, so we plan to take our six year old out of state every year. Our daughter will fly for the first time soon, but in the meantime, we will drive to Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. In fact, for her seventh birthday, our daughter requests returning to Navarre Beach. Making memories is a wonderful way to enrich one's knowledge, and we look forward to family travel time for many years to come.

    By Courtney on January 24, 2011 3:40 PM

    Finally managed to make it to Moad Utah in 2010 for an absolutely wonderful stay. Visited Arches National Monument and was awestruck. Drove through Bonneville Salt Flats area, enjoyed Boise on the way back, and of course the High Desert in Oregon. And of course we stayed in BW's all the way! Diamond Elite baby! :-)

    By Jean Leduc on January 24, 2011 3:47 PM

    We are grandparents and would love to return to Disney World with our little grand children and their mother.....who lost her husband 2 years ago.

    By Stephen Mcgraw on January 24, 2011 3:48 PM

    I would like to go on a nice vacation south with my family.Enjoy every little moment

    By Jeannie Hobbs on January 24, 2011 3:52 PM

    We're going to do a "Christy Long" (comment January 18) and do a Pacific Northwest tour in September, including Mt. Lassen (which we missed in April 1990 due to snow), Dunsmuir/Mt. Shasta, Grants Pass, visiting cousins in Portland, and then down the coast through the redwood empire. Overnight stops are planned for towns with a Best Western, of course!

    By Victoriya Dragun on January 24, 2011 3:53 PM

    My last year resolution was to visit LA, San Diego and drive around beautiful Oregon Coast, as well as to explore the ancient part of our planet - Israel, and see pyramids of Egypt! Luckily, my husband and I were able to enjoy all of the above, except for Egypt! So, Egypt stays on our "to visit" list! This year we are hoping to fly over to Florida and hopefully see New York and San Francisco, before we expend our family!!!

    By Linda B on January 24, 2011 3:55 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to take my partner to the Great Lakes of Canada and Niagara Falls. To satisfy the wanderlust - Niagara is better than Viagra!

    By Mike on January 24, 2011 3:55 PM

    This year my travel resolution is to add one week to the bike trip. Last year I made the Diamond Elite Level and enjoyed the nights I could with BW. The only way to travel.

    By Teresa Kwiatkowski on January 24, 2011 3:56 PM

    I want to visit Georgia this year to research my family history. I would love to see where my great great grandparents lived and maybe find some long lost relatives along the way.

    By Peter Ward on January 24, 2011 3:57 PM

    I was able to travel to Barcelona and stay at the Best Western near the airport and I hope to be back this year!

    By David on January 24, 2011 3:58 PM

    This year we aim to make the romantic winter trip to see Quebec City in the snow again now the children are older, but still young enough to enjoy the winter activities and inactivity along with us... without worrying about the distance and travel conditions to get there.
    In fact no worries just bring on the snow flurries.

    By Jeremy W. on January 24, 2011 4:01 PM

    Hope to go to Toronto and see the Jays vs. Pirates!

    By Garold on January 24, 2011 4:02 PM

    I resolve to take my wife to Florida for a vacation. She has been disabled for a few years now and we had to curb our travel together as she had doctors appointments constantly, so even though I make my living traveling natonwide climbing flagpoles to repair and paint I have had to go alone and she has been stuck at home. We need a short vacation and need it soon. It was 30 below zero yesterday. We will go to Florida soon, for a vacation. not as polepainter.com

    By joann delamadeleine on January 24, 2011 4:03 PM

    i have wanted to visit my relatives in co, hi, nj and fl, and have made the resolution every year. but something always comes up and i never get to go. i'd really love to visit my cousins this year.

    joann

    By Garold on January 24, 2011 4:04 PM

    I am resolved to take my wife to Florida soon. It is 30 below zero here

    By Lisa on January 24, 2011 4:05 PM

    I would like to travel to British Columbia to visit members of my family I haven't seen in years.

    By david on January 24, 2011 4:07 PM

    This year we aim to make the romantic winter trip to see Quebec City in the snow again now the children are older, but still young enough to enjoy the winter activities and inactivity along with us... without worrying about the distance and travel conditions to get there.
    In fact no worries just bring on the snow flurries.

    By Erica Watson on January 24, 2011 4:11 PM

    Our travel goals are to travel I95 from Maine to Florida and to go across Canada by Train :) For I95, we're thinking it's going to be at least 3 weeks if we want to see more than just the highway, but the ultimate would be a month or more! Realistically, the train across Canada will be our travel Resolution this year.

    Wish us luck!

    By Alan on January 24, 2011 4:13 PM

    I'd like to take my kids (4) to Disneyland or on a cruise this year.

    By Shawn on January 24, 2011 4:16 PM

    My travel goal this year is to earn enough points/miles to get a free ticket to Europe, especially Italy, in 2012 for an international convention I plan to attend.

    By LeeAnn Barton on January 24, 2011 4:17 PM

    I resolve to never compromise to save a dollar! Best Western is quality I can count on!

    By Karen M. on January 24, 2011 4:21 PM

    Last year we extended one of our many sports trips with our kids into a great vacation in Oregon, staying at BW all the way.

    This year, I would like to do the same. A couple of the destinations it looks like the kids are heading to are Tuscon, Arizona and Calgary, Alberta.

    Since sports travel usually involves not much more than sleeping and breakfast at the hotel, it was wonderful to relax, enjoy the amenities and see the sights in the areas we visit by staying a couple of extra days!

    Plus, it would be extra great to sneak away with my husband for an adults-only weekend ;o)!

    By John Stevenson on January 24, 2011 4:22 PM

    Every 4 to 5 weeks for 5 years I have traveled to Framingham to be with my children. BW knows me almost like family. I use rewards to take my kids somewhere every year!

    By Lisa on January 24, 2011 4:22 PM

    My travel goal last year was to go see Mesa Verde National Park and other sites in that region. We did it and enjoyed BW all the way! This year we will go to Washinton D.C. and surrounding areas. Super excited!!

    By Tim on January 24, 2011 4:25 PM

    In 2010, we made a trip to Western Colorado. It was a beautiful time and we enjoyed staying in the Best Western Durango

    By Roger on January 24, 2011 4:25 PM

    We will be moving to Florida from California, and staying at Best Westerns the whole way there.

    By Nancy on January 24, 2011 4:27 PM

    My husband and I have been enjoying touring Washington, Oregon and California. We especially enjoyed our stay at Stevenson Manor in Calistoga. It had everything we needed and more. The staff were very accommodating and informative. We enjoyed a limo wine tour and cycling in beautiful weather when we weren't in the pool, sauna or steam room. We are looking forward to another trip in 2011.

    By Paul Olson on January 24, 2011 4:27 PM

    I really need to start doing the traveling I haven't been doing in the last 10 years. Especially to the desert southwest high country.

    By Dean M. on January 24, 2011 4:29 PM

    I plan on getting married on a beach in the Caribbean

    By Cyndi Cunanan on January 24, 2011 4:31 PM

    My husband and I finally made it to Europe this past summer. After going on a 21 whirlwind tour of 10 countries, we definitely got the travel bug and want to go back. This Feb. we'd like to visit Vancouver and this contest could make that dream come true. Although it's great visiting foreign lands, I think it's important to see all the parts of Canada first!

    By Bob Gaber on January 24, 2011 4:35 PM

    My New Years resolution is to travel more with my family. I am on the road 40 weeks a year for business and nothing personal and it stinks. My family deserves better and taking them away to an exotic location is a resolution I am going to keep. Family and health must come first.

    By Laura Torguson on January 24, 2011 4:36 PM

    My husband and I are planning a vacation to Seattle Washington area to explore for fun and research for potential jobs. He has been unemployed for 3 years now and we are going to use this opportunity to see what may be available away from our home area. We have always used Best Western as our source of "home away from home" and intend to do the same with our Seattle trip this summer!

    By Jon L on January 24, 2011 4:36 PM

    I resolve to take my family to some exciting and fun destinations this year and create memories!

    By Laura Torguson on January 24, 2011 4:38 PM

    My husband and I are planning a vacation to Seattle Washington area to explore for fun and research for potential jobs. He has been unemployed for 3 years now and we are going to use this opportunity to see what may be available away from our home area. We have always used Best Western as our source of "home away from home" and intend to do the same with our Seattle trip this summer!

    By Wendy Woods on January 24, 2011 4:39 PM

    I will be turning the BIG 50 in 2011........so I've made a list of 50 things to do. My husband & I just crossed one off the list. We stayed at your Best Western Desert Inn, West Yellowstone, MT for two nights on Jan. 20-22nd, 2011. Did the Snowcoach Tour through the park. Great fun time. We enjoyed our stay w/you. Thanks for your hospitality! Looking forward to many nights in 2011 at Best Western.

    By JEM on January 24, 2011 4:41 PM

    I resolve to get my four children to join the wife and I for a beach vacation in SC or FL this summer.

    By VivO on January 24, 2011 4:42 PM

    My travel resolution is to have a true vacation with my sister. We've lost all immediate members of our family in the past 10 years and need to get away from everybody except us. It would be nice to just have some fun together for a short time. To actually enjoy a vacation without making sure everybody else had a good time before thinking about ourselves. I know that's selfish but I can't help it. I think we deserve it.
    I'm doing my best to have that happen. And if it doesn't then my back-up resolution would be to spend Christmas with her. We've not been together for Christmas in decades.
    Either way, spending time with her is my main travel resolution :)

    By Chelsea Clark on January 24, 2011 4:47 PM

    My travel resolution for this year is to visit at least one state I've never been to which would help me in my long term goal of going to all 50 states.

    By Jerry Fox on January 24, 2011 4:48 PM

    My Travel Resolution is to take the time to get the address on my passport updated.

    By Kathleen on January 24, 2011 4:51 PM

    My resolution is to get to Salt Lake City and spend a full week at the Family Search Library, researching my genealogy.

    By Cheryl Hull on January 24, 2011 4:53 PM

    My husband and I attend a lot of classic car shows during the spring/summer. So, 2011 will be a repeat of 2010 with numerous stays at Best Western within California. We're looking forward to it!

    By Chuck Pierse on January 24, 2011 4:58 PM

    I have spent a portion of my life at sea. Another portion going north fighting my way through droves of "snow birds" heading either to Arizona, California, Florida or Texas. Somewhere a switch was thrown in my head and my wife and I are resolving to both take a cruise and go to Arizona this year. Its partially the adventure but stronger is the lure of friends and relatives who are in these locations that draw us in those directions.

    By Dianne Townson on January 24, 2011 5:00 PM

    My husband and I were very fortunate with our travel plans last year. We were able to take a trip to Venice, Italy and from there embark on a cruise to the Holy Land. It was a marvelous trip! It was an experience we'll never forget. After being there, our Church affiliation has so much more meaning to us.
    We have been truly blessed.

    By Bruce Charney on January 24, 2011 5:00 PM

    Decided to explore southern Texas this year. Want to see how the climate is in the winter compared to Arizona, which has been a frequent destination for us.

    By Laurie on January 24, 2011 5:02 PM

    In 2011 I would like to visit Washington, D.C. since I haven't been there in many years( since I was a young girl). I would especially like to revisit the Smithsonian Museum and the Jefferson Monument, The Smithsonian because I found it very interesting all those years ago and the Jefferson Monument because my daughter went to the University of Virginia (Mr.Jefferson's University), and I have never been to the Jefferson Monument. Also, this is a trip I could take by car and save some money on airfare.

    By Ruby B. Konrad on January 24, 2011 5:02 PM

    We hope to visit grandchildren in Ontario in the fall if health allows.

    By Mid Stutsman on January 24, 2011 5:04 PM

    I have a 45 yr. class reunion to go to in Washington State...we live in Indiana, and we are considering taking the train... Gorgeous country between here and there, and we thought it would be a new adventure to go by train instead of plane!

    By Ravi on January 24, 2011 5:07 PM

    I'd like to visit Alaska again, Tennesse (Graceland), South/North Dakota.
    Thanks

    By C.Piersee on January 24, 2011 5:07 PM

    I have spent a portion of my life at sea. Another fighting my way north through hordes of "snow birds" heading to Arizona, California, Florida or Texas. It was in my mind to never consider traveling by ship or to the south in the Winter. A switch has been thrown in my head and my wife and I are resolving to do both this year. It is not the weather or the seaborne adventure that is such a draw, even thought that figures in. We have relatives and friends in the South and in Europe that these trips will permit us to visit.

    By Rhonda Berg on January 24, 2011 5:08 PM

    I have longed to compete in a National Field Trial Championship with my English Setters. 2011 the championship is being held in Washington State. In order to get from Dallas it will be a long drive.....I always try to choose safe, clean, and best value hotels! .I wold be getting to see a different part of the US than I've ever seen and stay at my favorite hotel chain while travelling there and back home. It will be the longest trip yet we've made!

    By Nancy Kaplan on January 24, 2011 5:08 PM

    My travel resolution is to travel more!!

    By John Berndtson on January 24, 2011 5:14 PM

    My resolution is for adventure travel - hike a mountain, etc. - in 2011

    By Sara S on January 24, 2011 5:21 PM

    My new year's travel resolution is to visit Key West with my best friends Clarence and Lisa and my husband. We have visited a couple of times, but would like to check out the restaurants and night life without the kids this time :)

    By Mary Kelsheimer on January 24, 2011 5:22 PM

    Since my dad died in 1999, I have taken my mother to visit family in South Carolina once a year. She is getting older and won't have many more trips. I would like to take her to visit family twice this year--once on spring break and once later in the summer.

    By Susan Jenison on January 24, 2011 5:24 PM

    My daughter is planning a beach wedding in Florida later this year and I desparately need to lose weight...so no more sugar and no more starch...wish me luck!!!

    By Bill Corson on January 24, 2011 5:25 PM

    My wife,our dog and I drove from Ca.to Pa.then from Pa. to Fla.before returning to Ca.in 2010,just as we have done for the past 5 years. We will do it again in 2011 after I return from visiting with family on Maui.
    My wife's dream vaction is to visit American Samoa,where she was born.

    By Tom Miller on January 24, 2011 5:26 PM

    I want to go on my honeymoon this year

    By Lavinia on January 24, 2011 5:26 PM

    In 2010, we went to Vegas! I've always wanted to go. Great shopping.

    By Lavinia on January 24, 2011 5:28 PM

    In 2010, we went to Vegas. I've always wanted to go. GREAT shopping.

    By Dot on January 24, 2011 5:28 PM

    I would like to visit Turkey and Greece in 2011

    By Brian Clune on January 24, 2011 5:30 PM

    It is my goal to go to Kentucky to investigate Waverly Hills Sanitorium. Ghost hunting is a blast.

    By Paul Adams on January 24, 2011 5:30 PM

    Looking forward to a lot of traveling in Feb. and March.

    By Gordon Stewart on January 24, 2011 5:33 PM

    Want to go somewhere new.

    By Susan O. on January 24, 2011 5:33 PM

    My resolution is to travel more, explore attractions both far away and in my own back yard, live life with gusto and be thankful for every new opportunity to discover the many wonderful people and places on this earth.

    By John Maline on January 24, 2011 5:42 PM

    I hope to go back to Mexico Beach, FL for a week in the summer with all the kids, like we did when they were younger. We would go with another family and it was a blast. Maybe the trip would be like a last vacation together.

    By Dianne Duff on January 24, 2011 5:46 PM

    Our plans for travelling in the tear 2011 is to take a motorcyle ride down to Chicago starting point to follow the old Route 66 all the way to LA. Something we have always wanted to do.

    By Mike Nash on January 24, 2011 5:47 PM

    Oh WOW a ski va-ca to Canada

    By Angi Z on January 24, 2011 5:48 PM

    My resolution is to visit my aunt in Washington DC. I have been wanting to visit for a while now. I plan on making 2011 the year to make that trip.

    By Bonnie Shantz on January 24, 2011 5:50 PM

    My New Year resolutionis is to travel to Germany with my husband to visit our son who is attending a University in Berlin for a year. We also want to see and discover as much as possible while we are there, most of all I want to see my son.

    By troy f on January 24, 2011 5:53 PM

    I went to Thunder Bay to visit family that i haven't seen in forever!

    By Linda on January 24, 2011 5:54 PM

    My resolution is to just enjoy each of the separate trips that are planned.

    Going to TX to see my daughter graduate from the Air Force Basic Military Training. Then going to TN for a dog show followed by a huge dog show in MI again followed by a dog show we are putting on in PA. Then that will be followed by our third cruise out of FL. Have already booked one of the hotels but are still studying the other areas for where to stay.

    This year is one journey after another....

    By Mildred Warden on January 24, 2011 6:00 PM

    I am 72 years old, still working, and had planned to go to St. Petersburg, Russia, but have decided to instead to visit cities in the US this year and stay at Best Western Hotels.

    Best Western Hotels are a very good value for my money.

    By RJ on January 24, 2011 6:04 PM

    Last year we had a family visit in Thailand and enjoyed staying at a Best Western in Phuket. Terrific. This year we will be looking for a BW in San Diego.

    By GREG on January 24, 2011 6:04 PM

    Take my wife on a tropical vacation.

    By kim on January 24, 2011 6:04 PM

    My wife and I have a lifetime resolution to visit all of countries national parks. In 2011 we hope to cross a few more names off of our lifelist. Best Westerns are
    usually nearby and a good bet to stay at for a nice room with an affordable price.

    By Pamela Grimmke on January 24, 2011 6:06 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to go to Hawaii and visit my son who is in the Navy.......While there, I plan to visit the Arizona Memorial and the sites around Pearl Harbor as well as the other wonderful islands of the area. So much history and beauty there.........

    By Susan Hanna on January 24, 2011 6:07 PM

    This year's travel resolution is to go to San Francisco to see my neice, and then to save money for the big trip to Ireland/Scotland/England next year !

    By Hannah Berry on January 24, 2011 6:08 PM


    Would like to take a group Senior Citizens on a sight seeing tour of the Southeast and Best Western Hotels would be part of the trip.

    By Shaun on January 24, 2011 6:10 PM

    Last years trip to Italy, and Greece gave me the travel bug and now am looking forward to this year seeing Ireland.

    By Don on January 24, 2011 6:23 PM

    Last year I took my son for his 13th Birthday on a trip to the Grand Canyon and the Panama Canal. Hopefully I instilled in him a love for travel and we had an amazing time together!

    By Maggie on January 24, 2011 6:24 PM

    My resolution was to take my mom on an Alaskan cruise in 2010 and we did it in July! Also got to have my daughter go with--was great

    By Joyce on January 24, 2011 6:24 PM

    I have two travel resolutions for 2011 -- two things to cross off my bucket list. One is to see the Great Wall of China. The other is to see the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I been trying to get to both places for the past four years, but somehting comes up each year to stop me. 2011 is now my target year!

    By Sue Leveille on January 24, 2011 6:25 PM

    Our travel resolution is to be packed and ready to go and then when we get the urge to follow that urge and go! My husband was recently diagnosed with an illness that will greatly limit his ability to travel in the future therefore our new motto is "Why wait for Spring -- do it now." We plan on doing as much travelling as possible-- whenever possible.

    By Joe on January 24, 2011 6:27 PM

    New bike is paid off, Yellowstone last year, west coast - Washington to California this year! Lifes tooo short to sit on the couch, it's time to take the wife and see this beautiful country!!!

    By sue leveille on January 24, 2011 6:28 PM

    Because my husband has been recently diagnosed with a disease -- we have a new resolution --"Why wait until we can retire -- do it now!" Our bags are packed and ready to go whenever we have a whim and we will follow our whims now and not wait until the time is right. Travelling is a high priority for us now more than ever.

    By Steve P. on January 24, 2011 6:29 PM

    Mexico or bust!

    By Claire F on January 24, 2011 6:32 PM

    We get more resolute about our resolution for travel every year. It is to explore, explore and explore while we are still healthy and our kids want to be with us!

    By Andre-Jean on January 24, 2011 6:35 PM

    Resolution fopr this year: hiking in Corsica....keeps me young and healthy. Last year, I went trekking in the Canary Islands...wonderful trip!

    By Kenneth Siu on January 24, 2011 6:37 PM

    My travel Resolution ? relax , learning some new hobby and have fun

    By teresa gordon on January 24, 2011 6:41 PM

    Once I retire this year m mom and I are going to take several trips. One will be to Arkansas to visit relatives

    By Mike Ploessel on January 24, 2011 6:42 PM

    In 2011 - - I Will Visit Florida and Maui!

    By Heather Blackman on January 24, 2011 6:44 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to make a in-town getaway with my husband. With grandma on-hand to babysit, we plan to take the night off, book a hotel downtown and enjoy a grown-up night out: no pyjama tag, no teeth-brushing tussles, no 6 a.m. wake-up call. We talked about it last year but just didn't get around to it. 2011 is the year we make it happen!

    By Byron A. on January 24, 2011 6:46 PM

    In 2011 we plan on visiting the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands and Mesa Verde National Parks.

    By Lynie on January 24, 2011 6:48 PM

    My husband and I finally took our long awaited trip to Italy in 2010, where we both have family roots. We visited the tiny town, Millesimo, where my Father-in-Law was born almost 100 years ago. We also visited the church where my husband's Grandparents were married. It was very large and very beautiful. Quite a surprise for such a small town. After that we checked into the Best Western Hotel Laurin (in Santa Margherita near Portofino) and what a delightful place. The hotel was right across the street from the ocean and the room had a balcony with a table and chairs. If only the weather was better we would have loved to sit out there and watch the wharf activity. We're celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this year. Hmmmm, I wonder where we'll go?

    By Sarah J. Rippy on January 24, 2011 6:49 PM

    My travel resolution is to search out art schools for my daughter. We will be checking out Indianapolis in January, Savannah, GA in March and Boston vicinity in June. Then we will try to sneak in a couple weeks in Colorado for an art workshop. Whew!! and she isn't even in college yet. Help me out here!!

    By Alicia Pedernal on January 24, 2011 6:51 PM

    In 2011 we plan to go to Europe to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday!!!

    By Karla Hard on January 24, 2011 6:52 PM

    I would like to travel further west since I have never been further than Dallas. I would love to do more international travel.

    By Janet on January 24, 2011 6:57 PM

    My resolution is just to get away and relax.

    By Rosalie Johnson on January 24, 2011 7:00 PM

    I'd love to visit Spain and travel to all the amazing cities there:Barcelona, Madrid, the wall city of Avila and Toledo, Jerez de la frontera, and see a bullfight and a Flamenco Show and visit all the amazing Cathedrals and see all the Roman ruins and awesome castles especially the Alhambra.

    By Diane Mettam on January 24, 2011 7:02 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to spend time with my grandsons. We live in California; they live in Louisiana. We only get to see them once a year. I want to be the kind of grandma who is part of her grandchildren's lives; it's hard to do that long-distance. Bradley is five, and he wants to go to the Children's Museum in Lafayette again. David is two; I think he will remember us this year.

    By Mara on January 24, 2011 7:05 PM

    My goal is to travel at least one vacation each month! That was my Dad's goal and since he has passed away, I feel the necessity to honor that in his behalf. My husband and I began 2011 at the Sea of Galilee in Israel with my mother. Our February trip will take us to Buenos Aires and a cruise from there to Antarctica! I do hope to waddle witht he penguins! God has created this great big beautiful world and I want to see as much of it as He allows!

    By Gloria on January 24, 2011 7:07 PM

    We drove to Alaska last year, hoping to drive the Oregon Coast this year as well as get together with family and friends

    By Nancy Gosnell on January 24, 2011 7:08 PM

    Our son graduated from college last August. We stayed at the Best Western Inn at Longwood in Boston for a few days to attend his graduation. Our son continued in college and will hopefully graduate in May with his Masters degree. We were impressed with the hotel and hope to stay there again when we go in May. We are very proud of him and looking forward to visiting Boston again.

    By Judy Woodbury on January 24, 2011 7:10 PM

    We have raised 11 children in our lifetime and most vacations were "family" oriented. Now in our "more mature" years (I am 70 and he is 80) my husband and I want to travel as much as we can while we are still physically able. With all of our children; plus 40 grandchildren we have many options if we want to visit family but truthfully it would be wonderful if "just the two of us" could visit some historic places here in the good old USA.

    By Tracy on January 24, 2011 7:10 PM

    I will visit the Grand Canyon this year!

    By Bob B on January 24, 2011 7:19 PM

    My resolution is to visit Alaska this year, which will be my 50th state. It's been several years since my 49th state and Alaska hasn't happened by chance so it's time to make it a resolution.

    By Cindy R on January 24, 2011 7:29 PM

    My resolution is to have a family trip to New York City. Including me, that is 9 members. Haven't had a family trip since 1999! I'm graduating from college this May so it would be a great gift if my entire family could come to New York City and see me graduate.

    By Dawn Culbert on January 24, 2011 7:37 PM

    Tofino!!!!! BABY!!!

    By Lisa Stein on January 24, 2011 7:41 PM

    In 2010 we adopted our second child from the same birth mom in TX and we will be going back in 2011 to finalize the adoption. We stayed at several Best Western's in TX the staff are so nice and the breakfast waffles are the best . We would love to return in the furture to reunited with there birth mom and her son. We truly are blessed.

    By susan on January 24, 2011 7:43 PM

    Our 2011 travel resolution is to visit Yellow Stone National Park this summer as a family trip.

    By Sy Ochoa on January 24, 2011 7:48 PM

    My new years resolution is to travel more in 2011. To make things easier Best Western Hotels are everywhere, so you can be in the best spots and still have a great room. To start of my new years traveling mission I would like to stay at the Best Western in Big Sur, California. I have never been there and I love that there is a Best Western right there next to the ocean. And after everything is said and done for the year I would like to end the 2011 year by saying I made it to Europe. I don't really care where anywhere in Europe will be alright with me, Well wish me luck! :@)

    By Valerie Venables on January 24, 2011 7:52 PM

    My travel resolution is to meet our family in Hawaii in 2012.

    By Vicky on January 24, 2011 7:52 PM

    My husband & I achieved a life long dream of taking a driving trip to Alaska summer of 2010. It was a month long & stayed many nights at Best Westerns along the way. What an experience!

    By Hunter on January 24, 2011 7:53 PM

    Visit both my parents and parents in law in China this year, and see the big changes in Shanghai and Beijing with my own eyes

    By Jill on January 24, 2011 7:57 PM

    My travel resolution is to visit someplace we have never been to.

    By K Molloy on January 24, 2011 7:59 PM

    Our plans for travel this are to try and achieve frequent small/short trips throughout the year.

    By Ron P. on January 24, 2011 8:06 PM

    My travel resolution for this year is to take my 82 year old Dad fly fishing some time this summer.

    By Coreena on January 24, 2011 8:10 PM

    We have visited a number of destinations and done many road trips across North America, but this year we would like to visit Hawaii.

    By Julia on January 24, 2011 8:24 PM

    Last summer our family travelled down the Oregon Coast to San Fransisco, Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, Las Vegas, and Bryce Canyon. It was a beautiful drive seeing oceans, redwood forests, different land formations, and the hoodoos.

    Our 2011 travel resolution? We will be leaving for Hawaii in 10 weeks. We are also looking forward to a trip to New York and sail on a New England Cruise this summer.

    By Tracy on January 24, 2011 8:25 PM

    Two of my best friends have moved to the east and west coast. I hope to visit this year.

    By Julie Cortens on January 24, 2011 8:26 PM

    2011 travel resolution. Get all the kids and grand kids together for a warm winter get away!

    By Cheryl V on January 24, 2011 8:27 PM

    My resolution for 2011 is to travel with family as much as possible and enjoy every second that we can spend togehter. Our boys are 16 and 13 and they will be all grown up before we know it. I am excited to take them to see the Grand Canyon this summer, what an amazing adventure for all of us.

    By Evekyn Foot on January 24, 2011 8:27 PM

    My husband has been through a lot of bad health problems lately ,and I would love to take him to Hawaii .We have been befor and that is one place that he would love to return to Thanks Evelyn

    By Michelle on January 24, 2011 8:35 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to travel more, to stay at a new Best Western at least six nights this year, and enjoy the comfort and relaxation of being away!

    By Cindy on January 24, 2011 8:42 PM

    I went to Alaska in 2010, and saw both Mt. Denali under crystal blue skies, visible from top to bottom, AND the Northern Lights! So I was able to check two items off my "must see" list of life! I don't know if I'll get to see anything that dramatic in 2011, but I will certainly head out in my travels with the hope that I will.

    By Petrella on January 24, 2011 8:48 PM

    I plan to do some snowmobiling this winter and meet up with friends at my cabin....there is alot of snow this winter......waaaaaaaahoooooooooo

    By Craig on January 24, 2011 8:55 PM

    Hawaii in 2011! Scratch one more location off the list of travels spots.

    By Cecile on January 24, 2011 9:05 PM

    Going to Texas in March 2011. Planning to do Texas up really good with a 38 day vacation there. Yahoo !!!!!

    By Marie on January 24, 2011 9:31 PM

    I am so excited to be spending an entire month roaming Europe this April 2011. I am even luckier since many nights are covered with my Hotel Points.
    Yahooooo!

    By Cynthia on January 24, 2011 9:55 PM

    Hawaii 2011 Resolution - a family reunion cruise (first time) which visits 4 of the islands. For one week after the cruise, my husband and I would love to enjoy and explore an island area where we can relax with plans to do only what we choose before returning to our high desert mountains of Colorado.

    By Sylvia Leach on January 24, 2011 10:18 PM

    A resolution worth keeping is to travel with my dear spouse down to the Philadelphia area from New England this April, spend a long weekend there to relax, see our beloved daughter and her first apartment, and to visit an art museum! Ah, a pure, sweet and attainable mini-spring break...

    By deedee on January 24, 2011 10:19 PM

    Just got married last week ! My husband and I have the world to see together !! Let's see..... Goa, India ... Tel Aviv, Israel for starters ....... the list is long !! ~;-)

    By Mamiko Shea on January 24, 2011 10:21 PM

    Cruises are not so popular among Japanese people. They think that cruises are onlly for rich people. However, there was this man who tried to let Japanese know cruises are for everybody and it is really fun. He built a website similar to Cruise Critic in the U.S. And thanks to him, many people srarted to think that they could take cruises too. The website growed into a big community. His dream was to take a Mediterranean cruises from Rome, and he was actualy planning it for last summer. However, unfortunately it was too late when they found he had stomach cancer, and he passed away in April 2010.

    As a person who love cruises, I was really happy that his website was attracting more and more people everyday. I also planned to take a cruise from Yokohama, Japan, so I can see him befoer the cruise. But I put it off because I found different cruise that was cheaper and had nice ports. I thought I could see him next year. I was wrong.

    After he passed away, I felt regret that I changed my mind because I wanted thank him in person for opening the new world of travelling for me.

    Now I won't make same mistakes. This year I am going to Galapagos cruise that I have dreamt since I was a child. I won't put it off anything any more. I will work really hard to afford to take trips I want to take. I will make my dreams come true. I will not have any regret!

    That is my resolution for 2011.

    By Terry Paulson on January 24, 2011 10:26 PM

    I am so excited to go back to my favorite best western in Costa Rica. They have the best of all worlds. Hotel,casino,dennys restruant,big pool and lots of birds so you only haveto stay there and if you don't want to stay at hotel you can take a charter to the mountains its the best. We have been 100 times over the last 15 years.

    By Justin Bowlin on January 24, 2011 10:34 PM

    My wife's family has a reunion every three years, and we were unable to make the last one. In 2010, we made sure to attend in Colorado Springs. We enjoyed our best experience staying at the Academy Hotel, and spent hours taking in the scenery that Colorado provides!

    By Tammy L Meeker on January 24, 2011 10:40 PM

    Hi, I love Best Western! I have stayed with you time and time again. I have wanted to get out of the state of California forever! I own a condo in Vegas, so I don't stay at Best Western, but I would like to see what you have available to me in the many other states of America! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii and to Florida and Alaska! If you have the availability, I would really like to go back to my homeland...Ireland! I recently lost my only sibling, my sister Dixie, suddenly on 12/27/10...before we were able to complete the Ireland trip we had planned. I don't know if you reside their, but if you do, I would be extremely interested! I want to fulfill the plan and dreams my sister Dixie and I had, to visit our homeland! If you are not international, she and I discussed visiting the three other dreams we had, Hawaii, Florida and Alaska. Again, Best Western has always been my preference and you have always done great by me! Thank you...Tammy L Meeker

    By malcolm johnson on January 24, 2011 10:48 PM

    This year in 2011, I want to travel to Europe, especially Spain and Armenia. I just got my passport for the first time a few weeks ago and needless to say I have never been outside of the u.s. I really want to explore other countries and experience different cultures. This is something I want to do while I am young and still have a chance. And this is just a tip of the iceberg, but will be a nice start.

    By Heidi vandam on January 24, 2011 11:12 PM

    I have wanted to take my husband to Disneyland. He has never been in his life and I was privileged to have been taken as a child. He had a harder life as a child than myself. I managed to save my tips and my mom gave me airmiles and saved and saved and managed to take him to Disneyland this year!!! It's amazing for him to experience this. Another goal would be to save up and take his 2 kids and mine. A family of 5 will take some serious saving. A gift card would help us so much. And by the way, I bought only best western cards with the airmiles and we loved our hotel at the Best Western Stovalls Inn in Anaheim Caliornia. Beautiful place. Thanks!

    By judy cass on January 24, 2011 11:19 PM

    My travel resolution is to view the Grand Canyon from the glass skywalk on the edge of the canyon.A once-in-a-lifetime experience will be intensified by looking straight down thousands of feet into the heart of one of the greatest travel spots in the United States of America.

    By Jimmy W on January 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    Relax on a trip, rather than rush around.

    By Francis N on January 25, 2011 12:02 AM

    My resolution for this year is find some nice hotels, resorts within the US with a reasonable prices for my family vacation.

    By Zak on January 25, 2011 12:10 AM

    2010 - Thanks Best Western for making my 3000km road trip from Calgary, AB to Tillamook, OR a memorable one! The falls, the ocean, the big cities and small towns, wineries and breweries, the gorge and the mountains made one amazing romatic experience for my girlfriend and I.

    2011 - Spring 2011 is scheduled to start with a bang with New Orleans for Mardi Gras and Panama city for Spring Break with the boys!
    ALL HANDS ON DECK!

    Z

    By Victoria B on January 25, 2011 12:11 AM

    I resolve to travel beyond the continental US this year. I would like to go to Canada or Hawaii, and I think my budget will stretch that far. Europe may have to wait another year, but I'll get there eventually, too.

    By AO on January 25, 2011 12:53 AM

    I resolve to do more travel in 2011 than I did in 2010.

    By Barb on January 25, 2011 1:18 AM

    We have and Alaskan cruise planned for May of 2011 and I would like to accomplish one item on my bucket list in the fall of 2011. That would be the wolf howling with the naturalists in Algonquin Park. Aside from that a Panama Canal cruise, a South American cruise.......maybe all, maybe some, but the resoloution has been made.

    By Jennifer Kleimeyer on January 25, 2011 2:55 AM

    My resolution would be to drive up the California coastline starting in the south and traveling to the north!

    By RN on January 25, 2011 2:57 AM

    I'm retiring this year, so my travel resolution/s is to create my own "bucket list". I'm starting with Alaska, and taking my husband and family !

    By Kenneth Wellman on January 25, 2011 3:15 AM

    We already have our first trip planned for this year. We are going to Phoenix, Arizona in March with family members. We will be staying all week at the Best Western at Dobbs Ranch in Mesa. Our next travel resolution is to go out to Oregon to visit our daughter and grandkids.

    By danny moyers on January 25, 2011 3:42 AM

    Pay off any of my credit cards

    By Barbara Hammons on January 25, 2011 3:56 AM

    I would love to be able to go to Springfield, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio this year to see friends I haven't seen in 30 years. I have not been able to travel just for pleasure over the last 20 years. Someday, I would also love to be able to go back to Belgium, germany and France. My biggest travel dream is to be able to take my 17 year old daughter to Greece for her senior trip.

    By sam lang on January 25, 2011 4:10 AM

    hello, my resolution for 2011 is to see family more

    By Catherine on January 25, 2011 4:11 AM

    I have combined my travel resolutions with goals for the year. This year, my daughters, ages 12 and 14, and I are traveling to Nashville, Tennessee to run in our first half-marathon together. The three of us are slowly working our way up to the 13.1 miles we will complete together. We are all getting healthier through our improved eating and exercise. Although, the best part about this goal is spending time with my daughters! And in the end, our travel destination is both the goal and the reward for all of the hard work we are putting in to train! After Nashville, maybe I will let them pick the next destination for our second half-marathon. Here's to a year of health, travel and time with family!

    By Ernestina Ezcurdia on January 25, 2011 4:30 AM

    My 2010 plans were fullfilled, and for 2011, my plans are on their way successfully.
    I travel often to San Diego, to visit my one and only GRANDSON and family. (Thanks Best Western Seven Seas for always welcoming us in the best manner).
    As I live in Patagonia, in the south of Argentina, going places is hard and expensive. But traveling has always been my SPECIAL THING TO DO. I love traveling with daughters, their friends, husbands and now grandson.
    On March I´ll be back at San Diego, and on May to Europe.
    Then.....who knows...the world is mine to visit and enjoy.
    My lifelong dream is to visit Nepal, Bhutan and the Gobi desert, those places DO attract me. I think that I am a traveler and a dreamer. Good conjunction !!

    By Pam Cruz on January 25, 2011 4:42 AM

    We have 4 kids...a 13 year old son and triplet 9 year old daughters. I have always told my son we will plan a trip to the Grand Canyon! (his dream) Just the two of us. He's constantly complaining that the triplets take too much of my time and there isn't enough left for him! My travel resolution is to somehow get my little man away to the Grand Canyon...and away from his "lovoing sisters"!

    By Thomas Welch on January 25, 2011 4:44 AM

    This is the Sr. High School Year for my son and I want to spend this year traveling as much as I can with him and his sister before he transitions into college. We're on our way to doing this.

    By Thomas on January 25, 2011 4:52 AM

    Hi I'm Tom from Northwest Indiana and I have son that is getting Married on Nov. 11, 2011 and we hope to get to the wedding there in Sarasota ,Florida. Our focus has been to get there and also take a mini vacation while there. we are focused to just that this year BUT the economy has already set us back and we still hope to make it. In just a few days we will celebrate my birthday and we hoped by then we could of found a place to stay but the finance have told us different. thanks for having this contest--- n Tom and Karen

    By Richard Tessier on January 25, 2011 5:02 AM

    I want to travel more in warmer destinations !

    By Ray Palmer on January 25, 2011 5:25 AM

    I resolve to travel from the cold cold north to the warm south. I also resolve to increase my Best Western points.

    By Brenda Hammitt on January 25, 2011 5:30 AM

    I resolve to continue the tradition of taking my grandchildren to their favorite place, Pigeon Forge, on spring break.

    By m petree on January 25, 2011 5:31 AM

    2011 Travel Resolution - visit father who we haven't seen in a couple of years, and take our girls with me.

    By J Hansen on January 25, 2011 5:32 AM

    My 2011 resolution is to get to California.

    By Granny1mjl on January 25, 2011 5:36 AM

    I want to achieve 1 item on my "bucket" list, which only has 3 items, visit Hawaii, visit Statue of Liberty and attend a live Rose Bowl Parade and possibly help on one of the floats as a volunteer.

    By D. DiGennaro on January 25, 2011 5:40 AM

    It would be nice to see my daughter, Jenny, in North Carolina. My son, John, is off to a new job on an island and it would be wonderful to see him also. Best Western has always been good to me and has provided excellent places to hang your hat at the end of a, sometimes long, travel day. Thank you, Best Western. All the best to everyone in the New Year-2011!

    By sheila shera on January 25, 2011 5:52 AM

    My husband and I accomplished several travel resolutions last year. We were very lucky and blessed to go to Hawaii and attend all the away football games for the University Of Louisville. We had to make up for lost times because in 2009 we had many plans to travel , like we always do, but I had pneumonia twice and was hospitalized for about a week each time. So this year our travel resolution is to go to all of the football games for the University of Louisville and another dream is to go to Alaska. But unfortunately I was hospitalized with pneumonia the first week of January. So this year we again will have to see or just go to a fewer places than we want but then make up for it later.

    By Gustave Semon on January 25, 2011 6:06 AM

    Typically take one summer vacation week with my family (wife & kids) and usually have unused vacation leftover at the end of each year. 2011 travel resolution to spend two straight weeks this summer with my family.

    By Kerry Linares on January 25, 2011 6:06 AM

    I would like to visit grandparents in Oklahoma and take my triplets to their birthplace in Arkansas.

    By John Glidden on January 25, 2011 6:10 AM

    My job requires that I travel quite frequently year round. I enjoy using Best Western locations whenever I do, because of the value, practical locations and high level of consistent quality of the chain.
    After purchasing a new long distance motorcycle last year and doing a proper shakedown with short-distance experiments, my wife and I plan to exploit its full capabilities in 2011.
    Our Travel Resolution includes plans for a trip into New England and possibly a dip into the Southern US. My wife is already planning the details and we both agree that Best Western will be our choice for resting our less-than-iron butts!

    By Lin Anderson on January 25, 2011 6:32 AM

    by Lin
    1/25/2011
    My resolution is to go to Wisconsin and visit my dad. He is in Bad Health, Kidneys are bad, legs are giving out of him, he can see anymore and I just need to visit him soon. There is a great Best Western there. I have a son in Green Bay and a Sister I have not seen in 6 years in Kenosha. Need to see family, but mostly Dad.
    And no Better place but to stay but Best Westerns along the way.

    By Susie S. on January 25, 2011 6:41 AM

    My travel resolution is to complete my vacation in one piece. Last year our vacation was ended abruptly when someone turned left in front of us. We ended up with a totaled car, a night in the hospital and a summer of Dr. visits trying to get back to normal. We hope to visit Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons this spring.

    By Darcey Priss on January 25, 2011 6:42 AM

    My travel goal this year is to go to Disneyland, with my mom. The happiest place on Earth!

    By Sheila on January 25, 2011 6:49 AM

    Today is my husband's 60th birthday! I haven't been abroad since we went to Israel on our honeymoon 33 years ago. I would like to see all the places I've read about in literature. That's truly one of the main items on my bucket list.

    By Pat T on January 25, 2011 6:57 AM

    I resolve to visit Alaska for my Golden Anniversary.

    By Michelle Jamieson on January 25, 2011 7:04 AM

    In September 2010, I took my two teenagers, mother-in-law and aunt on a cruise. It was a special trip because my aunt is entering the late stages of Parkinsons and had never been on a cruise. It was great for her to go while she was still able to enjoy the trip. She had a great time! My daughter turned 17 on the cruise and got her first kiss! Talk about an awesome birthday!

    By Gigie Hyneman on January 25, 2011 7:10 AM

    I would very much like to travel back to South Carolina on my Harley to visit my daughter's grave. It has been many years since I have been able to make the trip.
    On a lighter note: I want to ride up to see the Great Lakes & then ride out west on a solo ride. Staying at Best Western's are bike friendly and you can park right outside your room!

    By Michele Dikeman on January 25, 2011 7:20 AM

    One travel resolution my husband and I fulfilled in 2010 was a tour of Great Britain. We started in London and took a bus trip up to Edinburgh, Scotland around the west coast to Wales, with a stopover in the Lake Country. We visited Stonehenge and saw Shakespeare's house in Stratford-Upon-Avon. although the weather did not cooperate the entire time, we had a wonderful time.

    By David Wood on January 25, 2011 7:23 AM

    Both my wife and I will be retiring this year. My wife loves Greek Mythology and a visit to Greece and the islands is definitely on her "bucket list". We have been saving for a few years to make this trip happen. Every little bit helps to make the trip possible.

    By A. Kaplan on January 25, 2011 7:32 AM

    Visit New Zeland

    By Laurie Pilkey on January 25, 2011 7:33 AM

    Our resolution is to drive to the U.S. this summer again for 3 1/2 weeks. We did it three years ago and enjoyed the driving trip so much that we are going back for a second time to catch all the stuff we missed the first time. We'll start at the Shasta Dam, then San Francisco, L.A., Anaheim, and end in Vegas. The Best Western travel card thru air miles are always a big part of our trip, and we enjoy these hotels immensely.

    By Lona Sarasin on January 25, 2011 7:37 AM

    The resolution we accomplished in 2010 - we finally made it to Alaska; we combined land tour with cruise. Outstanding! But since it was expensive, will probably visit family and nothing too outlandish for 2011.

    By Lisa Grassetti on January 25, 2011 7:39 AM

    My resolution is that I just made plans to go to Florida in Feb to get away from the chilling New England weather. I hope to travel to other places this year like maybe Vegas again. I went there 2 years ago and I loved it! Thanks for the chance.

    By Bruce T. on January 25, 2011 7:54 AM

    I'l like to travel to Tokyo to visit my college friend that lives there this year.

    By Gladys on January 25, 2011 7:55 AM

    We went to Nashville last Nov.. Had a wonderful time & plan to do it all over again in 2012....

    By Jeri on January 25, 2011 8:05 AM

    My daughter and I planned to travel the California Coast to San Francisco or all the way to the California/Oregon border for 2010 but things got in the way including time off from work. We are trying to plan this trip again this year and are hoping that our health is better than it is right now. It has been over ten years since we travel the California coast and my daughter has never been to San Francisco. I would love to take her this summer if possible.

    By Sharon W. on January 25, 2011 8:15 AM

    It's been so cold, I just want to head south to Legoland whenever my kids have a school break!

    By Ann on January 25, 2011 8:18 AM

    My husband and I recently retired and are planning a trip to visit our son and daughter in Santa Monica and Phoenix area. We will be traveling by car and mapped out our trip to include stops in San Antonio, Tucson, Phoenix, Santa Monica, Las Vegas and Denver. We are looking forward to visiting our son and daughter as well as escaping some of the winter cold, and enjoying some warm weather.

    By Rusty K on January 25, 2011 8:23 AM

    My resolution is to travel to Orlando for our honeymoon and NOT come back broke!

    By peter swengel on January 25, 2011 8:28 AM

    I would like to spend a wonderful romantic time by the fireplace looking across a beautiful snow covered field.

    By Eugene Porter on January 25, 2011 8:35 AM

    Our travel goal for 2010 was a trip to Hawaii and we did it! We spent Christmas and New Years in Hawaii, two glorious weeks. We stayed at the start of our trip at the Best Western close to the airport. How nice when we were tired to be welcomed to a Best Western and be so well taken care of.

    By karen on January 25, 2011 8:48 AM

    my new year resolution is to take my family to florida for a week long vacation.

    By Lynda C on January 25, 2011 8:56 AM

    Our travel resolution for this year is to get back to Europe and I think we're going to do it!

    By Janet on January 25, 2011 9:10 AM

    My travel resolution this year is to stop saying I can't afford to travel and make cuts in other areas to be able to travel while I can. I've had too many friends leave it until they retired (or the mortgage was paid off, or the kids finished University or.....) and then they or their partner were too ill to travel. Do it while you can!!!!

    By Antonio on January 25, 2011 9:11 AM

    My 2011 Travel Resolution: To FINALLY take a real vacation since the last one14 years ago, and experience other cultures, discover new foods, and build memories with future wife.

    By Antonio on January 25, 2011 9:15 AM

    My 2011 Travel resolution: To FINALLY take a real vacation after 14 years - experince new cultures, try new foods, and build memories with my future wife.

    By BJ Russell on January 25, 2011 9:32 AM

    My New Years Travel Resolution is to have a fun filled summer vacation, when-ever and where-ever it may be. Plans for our summer vacation are not yet finalized. We have 6 children and finding a place to stay the week or two ends up being costly (when you add a Mom and Dad to the cost). We'll make it a wonderful vacation no matter what and make lots of memories.

    By Leanne S on January 25, 2011 9:37 AM

    Last year my boyfriend and I had planned to go to Michigan for the June NASCAR race ( BIG FANS) but with the way the economy was, we had to cancel. We were really upset about it. Still shedding tears! It sucked missing this race! Nothing like seeing Carl do the back-flip in person!! I'd love to surprise my boyfriend with a Michigan race!! So AWESOME~

    By Eric M. on January 25, 2011 9:41 AM

    My wife and I are planning out first cruise this year. We are in the process of booking a cruise to the Caribbean this fall. We also have a wish to go on Amtrak snowball express to Winter Park, Colorado for a 4 day/night ski trip. We normaly drive to Colorado and stay at the Best Western Lodge in Nederland, CO. for skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort.

    By Debbie W. on January 25, 2011 9:47 AM

    I have decided to start a travel journal. I meet such interesting people when traveling. Their stories add to the landscape. Even business trips can become an adventure!
    Aside from that, I hope to work in a trip to see an aging relative and to get to Anaheim to see my daughter perform at the National Dance Competition with my family.
    Happy trails!

    By C. L. Parsons on January 25, 2011 9:48 AM

    This year, we plan to have at least one hotel night a month, someplace in Northern California. I want to go back to our yearly extended stay in Mendocino as well. Also, returning to Vegas would be marvelous. And if that isn't enough,(and when is there ever enough travel?!) it's time to start saving for that trip to for the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg.

    By Judy Newton on January 25, 2011 9:51 AM

    Since moving to Florida 4 years ago I have loved visiting all areas there.
    My resolution for 2010 was to go back to our home state of RI for the Holidays. We did and stayed at the airport Best Western, however, the blizzard was more than we bargained for!. Next time we will go in Summer.

    By Nancy Eileen Fraser on January 25, 2011 10:23 AM

    I want to start travelkking yearly back to Nova Scotia where I come from and whrere my family is.

    By Alan Sox on January 25, 2011 10:35 AM

    My resolution in 2010 was to travel to Port Alberni on the Vancouner Island to see my brother in law and his wife. We did go in early november and ended up adopting a puppy to bring home with us. Loved the Best Western Motels we stayed in on the way. Planning a return trip this year and will stay at the same motels.

    By Derek Seifried on January 25, 2011 10:36 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 would be to take my beautiful wife and 3 year old daughter to Florida this Spring. We are both educators/coaches who love sports. A couple of Spring Training games would be ideal. Plus, our daughter is almost 4 years old and a trip to Walt Disney World would be a fairytale come true. We are expecting our 2nd child early July and a trip for my wife who continues to amaze me with her juggling work and motherhood would be the R& R she deserves. Thanks for your time.

    By val on January 25, 2011 10:41 AM

    I would like to have my entire family on a vacation together, relaxing and having fun!

    By Terrie Bryant on January 25, 2011 10:44 AM

    We're planning the first trip with the kids to Walt Disney World and Sea World in Orlando, FL.

    By Jerry L.Courtney on January 25, 2011 10:44 AM

    My Wife and I have heard so much about the beauty and history of the city of Savannah,Georgia.Our travel resolution is to travel to Savannah and stay in the historical downtown area and enjoy and absorb the beauty and southern hospitality.

    By Betty C. on January 25, 2011 10:47 AM

    I only see my family once a year and I enjoy every minute with them in Va. We would love to go to VA Beach this year to have the family gathering for the little ones to see and play at the beach.

    By DL on January 25, 2011 10:50 AM

    Instead of sending postcards with the standard "wish you were here" schmaltz, I'll send letters with my impressions of people, places, and experiences, more in the vein of a travel journal entry. I'll ask the recipients to save the letters for me, and then will put them in a scrapbook, à la "The Jolly Christmas Postman" children's book, for interactive and more entertaining reminiscing.

    By Jim on January 25, 2011 10:52 AM

    I have resolved to see more of the United States this year.
    Enjoying what we have as a Nation.


    By Dano B. on January 25, 2011 10:52 AM

    I have resigned myself to always stay in the BEST WESTERN HOTEl's and sleep on their pillow top mattresses.they are the BEST

    By Guggu on January 25, 2011 10:56 AM

    The highlight of 2011 will be a well wanted trip through China together with my husband.

    By Angelia Hawkins on January 25, 2011 11:03 AM

    My 2011 Trael Resolution:

    Visit to Africa, Ghana were my daughter is station for the Peace Corps, I always wnted to visit Africa and that is my travel resolution for 2011 to see the what's know to me as he " Mother Land".

    As my daughter tell of the lifestyle of the people and how different the culture habits are; how little money she spend on everything...I must see for myself. I take two to three cruises a year and now I going to try land travel and Africa is just a great starting place.

    After that a trip to: Key West for a mother daughter trip with my sisters, mom and my other daughter.

    I can not imagine life without Traveling to see God's great earth!

    By Beverly Savage on January 25, 2011 11:10 AM

    Take my daughter to the International Anime Festival in Tokyo. A few years ago, I adopted a 10-year old. I have been trying since that time to make all of her dreams come true. She is a very good artists and is really interested in Anime. She is also fascinated by all things Japanese. I would like to take this mother-daughte trip together!

    By Barbara Snyder on January 25, 2011 11:18 AM

    Having previously visited 49 US states, all of Europe, all but 3 Canadian provinces and several Mexican states, I am really trying to get to Alaska in 2011. I have been putting it off since I'm not really fond of cruises and that seems to be the favorite means of getting there. My goal is to fly to Juneau and take several day trips, staying, of course, at BW Grandma's Feather Bed, the smallest Best Western property. According to everything I've read while researching the area, I think this will give me at least a good thumbnail look at Alaska.

    By Michael Wilson on January 25, 2011 11:18 AM

    My wife and I would love to take a driving trip this winter to visit some of our favorite cities in the southwest. These cities have many delightful museums, restaurants, and shops and include Taos, Santa Fe, Albequerque, Prescott, and San Diego.

    By Angela Romero on January 25, 2011 11:24 AM

    My travel goal is to go to one of the beaches in Florida with my two little girls...living in South Dakota, they've never actually been to a WARM beach with WARM water!

    By Doris D. on January 25, 2011 11:29 AM

    My travel resolution is to travel to Mn. to see our daughter and new son in law, then proceed to Ca. and visit our son in Oakland. from there mosey across this great country and visit Mt. Rushmore, Grand Canyon, and end up in Pa. and Md. to visit the rest of our family. Then come down the coast to Fl. Best Western all the way.

    By Elaine VB on January 25, 2011 11:46 AM

    My travel resolution would be to go see the remaining members of my father's side of the family. They all live in California and Arizona and I have not been to see them since 1983.

    By Robin Baer on January 25, 2011 12:00 PM

    My husband passed away last year and was to sick to go to the Oregon Coast as we had planned - so a trip to the Lincoln City is planned along with a trip to Vegas, I also just got my Pass Port and would like to travel this big world - I will take Danny in my heart and share it all with him and make some new memories!

    By Nancy Leishman on January 25, 2011 12:08 PM

    My husband and I have entered a new stage in our life. We can Travel!! We have 10 grandchildren to visit over and over again on the east coast, the west coast, on the Gulf of Mexico and in between.
    This year's resolution is to see all the parts of the US and Canada that we have never seen before and see them in their best seasons. We can hardly wait!
    We have no qualms about our accommodations when we stay at a Best Western. They treat us well where ever we go.

    By Terry on January 25, 2011 12:38 PM

    My 2011 Travel Resolution is to go to Yosemite National Park. This is my husband's & my favorite place. We live on the East Coast, but our hearts are always longing for Yosemite. Such a breathtaking place to see! Such wonder & majestic beauty! That would be my resolution for sure.

    By Eric Carlson on January 25, 2011 12:52 PM

    New England, Did a cross country last year and want to do the Northeast and Canada this summer.

    By Brad Uytterhagen on January 25, 2011 12:57 PM

    Yay Best Western, we plan on going to Vegas again and ElCentro California, also a family reunion at Cypress Hills.

    By Jean Basore on January 25, 2011 1:03 PM

    My husband & I plan to travel in 2011 to Barbourville Ky to watch our grandson play baseball for Union College in Barbourville Ky. We will be staying at the Best Western in Barbourville. Since we both lost our jobs in 2010, we feel that Best Western is offering the best lodging for the money, which makes it affordable for us. Thanks Best Western.

    By Noel Eskew on January 25, 2011 1:03 PM

    I know it sounds trivial, but I resolve that in 2011 I will go someplace that I have always wanted to go. I travel in my work and I also resolve that on that trip I will relax and enjoy for MYSELF!!

    By patrick on January 25, 2011 1:10 PM

    My resolution for 2011 is to stay at every Best Western in Ontario and Quebec. For the past 15 years I have stayed at Best Westerns in most cities of Ontario and have thoroughly enjoyed the stays as well as the courteous staff

    By Aubrey Archuleta on January 25, 2011 1:16 PM

    Ohhh, SEATTLE! And that is all.

    By Lauren on January 25, 2011 1:28 PM

    My resolution is to make it to South America this year!

    By Tina on January 25, 2011 1:29 PM

    My plan for 2011 is to drive my family to anahiem as many times as possible staying in best westerns along the way

    By Arnie on January 25, 2011 1:32 PM

    I accomplished my 2010 travel goal: inner Mongolia in 30 days!!!

    By Bill on January 25, 2011 1:48 PM

    I have not had a vacation in 15 years. In addition to running a business I have been the caregiver for two family members. One of which just died. I resolve to vacation for at least a week this year, I hope and pray.

    By Laurie Puerta on January 25, 2011 2:00 PM

    My Travel Resolutions is to Travel to Mexico visit my inlaws,
    Go to New York and the Domincan Republic!

    By Robin McFarland on January 25, 2011 2:08 PM

    My resolution is to take my daughter for a walking tour in Scotland to celebrate her 15th year!

    By Melody Stoops on January 25, 2011 2:18 PM

    My husband and I will be traveling to Mississippi in a few weeks to go to Farm auction. We will stay at Best Western motel when we can. Thank you,

    By Sandy Ricks on January 25, 2011 2:31 PM

    This year's travel resolution is for variety! We intend to mix it up with travel to visit family, more travel to visit friends, and perhaps a romantic journey to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

    By Barb Matwie on January 25, 2011 2:34 PM

    We just accomplished one of our travel resolutions for 2011. It was a visit from Edmonton , Alberta to visit some of our friends that are lucky enough to be able to winter in Yuma. Funny how time slips away when everyone here is close and we don't visit close to home and we spent a few days with ALL of them in YUMA. What a great visit and catch up. Of course we are hoping to make our next resolution to visit more friends/relatives in Ontario later this year. Good luck to me!!

    By Mel Thompson on January 25, 2011 2:35 PM

    Our family has made a resolution to take at least 6 getaways and/or camping trips this year. With our children getting older and soon going off to college, we want to travel as much as possible with them and make as many great family memories as we can before they are all grown up and go off to make memories of their own. Every two months, we hope to take a car trip some where new and exciting or head out on a camping adventure to a spot we've not yet been. Saving up our Best Western Travel cards to help make our resolution a reality!!

    By John on January 25, 2011 2:54 PM

    Whether traveling for business or pleasure,The greatest safety measure,
    Is a beautiful destination - Including a Best Western reservation.

    Whether we travel near or far, By plane, rail, or car,
    There is great piece or mind - Knowing we have a place to unwind.

    So wherever we roam, The rooms are like home,
    The staff are all great, The cost is a reasonable rate,
    So I hope it's not too late - To win a little financial assistance for our next trip.

    Thank you

    By Peg Tarrant on January 25, 2011 3:05 PM

    Our family is determined to finally visit my 16 year old daughter's place of birth -- Bucharest, Romania. We saw it once in September 1995 when we picked her up; she was 1 year old and her adored big brother was 7. All of us are excited to return and see again the natural beauty of that country and the gracious warmth of its citizens.

    By Leonard J. Wasileski on January 25, 2011 3:15 PM

    My travel resolution is to visit the exchanges students we have hosted over many years. I would like to experience their culture like they experienced the culture of the USA while they were here.

    By Addie Lee Swearengin on January 25, 2011 3:22 PM

    My resolution for 2011 is to see as much of the United States as possible. There is so much history to learn and I want to find out as much as I can. I also wish to visit friends and family while traveling. Our family is streched across this great country and gives an opplortunity to learn and grow together.

    By Trish Zimmerman on January 25, 2011 3:46 PM

    My resolution is to return to the Beautiful city of Dubuque Iowa in 2011. I was there with my family in January 2010 and had a great vacation. It was freezing cold and snowy but we loved every minute of it. The dog also had a great time. The Best Western in Dubuque has a great staff and is pet friendly. The resturant was great also. We can't wait to go back this year. This time in the summer. Although in the winter months there is plenty to do inside the Hotel. There is something for everyone from swimming to exercise room to shooting pool and alot more. It's great for adults and children and even your pet. What a deal.. We will see you soon.

    By Paul Lubell on January 25, 2011 4:18 PM

    Last year, we made a trip to Japan that we had wanted to do for years. We visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Nagano and Ueda. One of the best places we stayed was the Best Western in Shinjuku Tokyo.

    By Patty Liederbach on January 25, 2011 4:46 PM

    My travel resolution is to make it to Nashville this year to the Country Music Hall Of Fame

    By Warren on January 25, 2011 5:38 PM

    I escape the frozen north that is Canada, go to sunny Florida and leapfrog north to South Carolina. Food by Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Rest by Best Western. Perfection.

    By Allan Alsip on January 25, 2011 5:42 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to travel back to Costa Rica and enjoy the superb hospitality at the San Jose Best Western Irazu. I have been there before and would not consider staying any place else.

    By Lucia Gutierrez on January 25, 2011 5:53 PM

    I want to travel to New York, Paris and France! I have never been to either places and I swear I will travel more this 2011 year. I'll charge it to the credit card and pay for it later, life is too short! :@)

    By Laura Hubers on January 25, 2011 6:06 PM

    I hope to visit a friend in Idaho this year. It will also help me to attain my goal of visiting all 50 states - I have about 12 to go.

    By David Westlake on January 25, 2011 6:23 PM

    My travel resolution is to return to New Zealand with my dear wife, for our 20th anniversary, having gone there for our honeymoon. No vacation in 2010 as we saved up vacation days and money. Hope to stay at some of the Best Western motels we stayed in 20 years ago.

    By David Westlake on January 25, 2011 6:28 PM

    My travel resolution is to return to New Zealand with my dear wife, for our 20th anniversary, having gone there for our honeymoon. No vacation in 2010 as we saved up vacation days and money. Hope to stay at some of the Best Western motels we stayed in 20 years ago.

    By Manuela & Antonello on January 25, 2011 6:28 PM

    In 2010 my husband and I were able to accomplish at least three wonderful travel resolutions!
    We have been on a cattle drive (horseriding) week in Arizona...
    We have spent three weeks hiking in Jasper, Banff and Glacier N.P. and been able to meet Grizzly bears on one of our hikes.
    The last accomplishment has been the relocation from Italy to the US in October... Much more than just a travel...!!!
    Keep traveling!!!

    By Ivy on January 25, 2011 6:33 PM

    I did manage to get away to Mexico 2010 but only for 10 days so in 2011 I would either like to get away to Mexico for 3-4 weeks or take a nice long 1 month or more holiday to Portugal.

    By Jo Baynton on January 25, 2011 6:45 PM

    Our family 2011 travel resolution is to pack less (less is more)! We just tried it over x-mas and our out of town family/hosts couldn't believe the four of us packed a weeks worth of stuff in four carry-ons. (We shipped x-mas gifts ahead of time.) It is so nice not to deal with the extra baggage in more ways than one.

    By Marc Gilchrist on January 25, 2011 6:50 PM

    Most of my traveling has been for business without my wife. She has been left home to work and until recently to take care of our children. We have had a few nice vacations but not nearly as many as I would have liked. For the past two years our oldest son has been attending college in Washington D.C. We have hoped to visit him and to see our nations capitol for the first time. He will be concluding his studies there in May. I have resolved that we will visit him this spring.

    By Petra on January 25, 2011 7:04 PM

    Would love to travel cross-country Canada with the kids this summer. it's been a dream for a while. Maybe this is the year!? Life is short and you should put things off only for so long...

    By Denise D on January 25, 2011 7:24 PM

    I love to travel! My goal is to visit all 50 states before I die. I have been able to see many of the states but I still have a few more to visit before I accomplish my goal. This year I will finally get to see Alaska. I can hardly wait to see the glaciers, do some whale watching and see some totem poles. Maybe I'll even strike it rich panning for gold. Alaska here I come!

    By Jan Fox on January 25, 2011 7:29 PM

    I will turn 65 this year. Here is my bucket list of things to do this year.Go to visit Key West, Florida,water skiing one more time, clean out my basement and all closets of things that are as old as me. For this 'Baby Bommer' to do all of this will be a challenge.

    By Dianne on January 25, 2011 7:38 PM

    It would be great to travel to Texas, driving through Colorado and New Mexico. I have been there before, and Texas is a beautiful state.

    By Genelle on January 25, 2011 7:39 PM

    My New Year's travel resolution is to take at least one four day trip a month in 2011. I enjoy traveling around the US and seeing how things have changed in the past 20 years since the last time I traveled to several states in one year.

    By Kathy on January 25, 2011 7:51 PM

    Last year my husband bought me a Harley Trike, so at age 55 I learned to ride. We traveled all over California, Oregon and Nevada. This year we're planning on even more rides and even a long one up thru California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. In the 7 months I had my Harley last year I managed to put on almost 6 thousand miles. This year I'm planning on doubling that!

    By Doug Schoonover on January 25, 2011 8:05 PM

    For a long time we have wanted to see the Grand Canyon. Finally in 2010 we made the trip, taking our 10yr old granddaughter with us. It was a wonderful trip for us all. Then, towards the end of summer, my wife's parents joined us on a trip to Alaska. Another wonderful trip - one that my father-in-law wanted to do his whole life. America has so many beautiful places to see and we plan and hope to see much more. Our favorite place, one we have visited several times, is Yellowstone National Park.

    By Bob Mednick on January 25, 2011 8:21 PM

    I hope to spend more time with family living outside Chicago and less traveling internationally which prevents me from accomplishing my current travel goal.

    By Rich on January 25, 2011 8:39 PM

    I resolve to enjoy traveling more.

    By susan nicolaisen on January 25, 2011 8:49 PM

    my husband steve and i plan to visit as many usa national parks as possible within one year. included in our list are mount rushmore (sd), wind cave (sd), badlands (sd), yosemite, sequoia, king's canyon, lassen, joshua tree, pinacles - all in california. we want to help the national travel economy as well as get our money's worth out of our annual n.p. pass!

    By Gordon on January 25, 2011 9:16 PM

    During our 46 years of marriage we have enjoyed many travel excursions throughout Canada and the United States. Since my retirement in 1999, we have ventured into a new phase - that of taking a cruise every winter into the warm sunshine of the Caribbean, Panama Canal or to Puerto Vallarta and other ports on the Pacific. We especially enjoy the island tours. In future years, our dream is to expand our horizons even further by taking in the sights of the Mediterranean or northern Europe!

    By Charmaine Fines on January 25, 2011 10:20 PM

    My travel resolution is to take my daughter across from Vancouver Island where we live to Saskatewon to see her Great Grand Parents that just turned 80 this past year in December. They live so far away and I am a single parent most of her life so I haven't had too many chances to spend time and visit with them and the rest of my family out on the pairies. We haven't done a road trip since she was 5 years old and can't wait to get the chance to do it again with her!

    By Vicki Lang on January 25, 2011 11:18 PM

    In 2011 I would like to go to South Texas and see a friend in the Harlligen Area and go to the beach at South Padre Island. Also I would like to go to San Antonio and visit The Alamo again. I haven't been to The Alamo since I was around three years old.

    What I'd really like to do is to pick up my friend down there then go from there out to Arizona and go gold panning with her cousins, and then drive up to Alaska. I've never been to Alaska or San Padre. As close as I've gotten to Alaska is last year when I drove up to visit my sweet cousin in Sequim, Washington State. Beautiful country. Who knew there was a REAL rain forest there?!!

    By Samuel Bess on January 25, 2011 11:36 PM

    In 2010 we traveled to Vanvouver WA for soccer games and a volkswalk.
    On another date we visited Seaside Oregon and traveled up the coast thru
    Astoria WA to Ocean Shores crossing the Megeler Bridge across the Columbia river. Our dream trip tro Hostfest in Minot ND was not doable because there were no motel rooms available in September for that event.
    However, We will travel in 2011 to Ocean Shores,WA and again to Port Angeles WA taking the CoHo ferry to Victoria BC for the Phoenix Walks events.

    By PETRA on January 26, 2011 5:41 AM

    lAST SPRING WE MOVED FROM BC TO NB, AND THIS YEAR I AM PLANNING AS A VACATION TRIP TO TRAVEL (BACK AND FORTH) BY CAR THROUGH THE COUNTRY. I WILL TAKE MY TIME TO EXPLORE THE REST ( EVERYTHING INBETWEEN) OF BEAUTIFUL CANADA AND STAYING EVERYWHERE I LIKE.

    By Jim Knudstrup on January 26, 2011 5:44 AM

    In 2011, we are planning on going to manistee MI for my 40th class reunion. We moved to Texas 20 years ago, for a job and raising a family has make it very difficult to travel the 1800 miles to go home. So our resolution is to be home for the 4th of July, even though both my wife and I have lost our jobs this winter.

    By Sue Schmidt on January 26, 2011 5:54 AM

    I am a hiker, and a photographer. On Oct 1, 2010 I broke my ankle. So, my resolution is to hike my favorite Mt Rainier trail, the Naches Trail from Chinook Pass, by Oct 1, 2011. I love hiking anytime, but the fall on Mt Rainier is spectacular, and quiet. This trail has wildflowers, lakes, and unparalleled view of the mountain. I spend 4 months in WA and the rest in FL using Best Western to guide me back and forth safely.

    By jiff on January 26, 2011 6:10 AM

    I am a photographer.In 2011, I and my friends are planning on going to the United States, Vietnam and Nepal.I resolve to enjoy traveling more.

    By Jaimie Walker on January 26, 2011 7:16 AM

    My travel resolution is to head out West to AB to take in the dinosaur fossils, visit a pregnant friend (who should have the baby by summer!) in Calgary, head up through the mountains to take in the spectacular views, hit Edmonton and visit my brother (plus the west ed mall!!), on even more North the Fort Mac (where I have not been yet) to visit another brother and then back home to MB. All of this would not be possible if we did not have some fantastic Best Westerns to stay in along the way, we have 3 kids under 6.....so we need a lot of rest stops:) Hope you can make my resolution come true! Thanks Best Western!!

    By alice on January 26, 2011 7:53 AM

    I will be going to San Diego Ca. this year for the first time. need to find a nice hotel/motel/b/b close to the airport.

    By cliff hattaway on January 26, 2011 8:01 AM

    enjoy going to Gatlinburg and Pigeon forge, Tenn thru out the year.

    By anne on January 26, 2011 8:13 AM

    Our resolution is to travel across Canada from coast to coast. So, this year my husband and I are planning to drive west from Ontario to British Columbia, via the prairies, Banff, Jaspar, the Okanagan Valley and, if time permits, the Pacific Coast. Our plans include not only enjoying the beauty of the land but also the face of agriculture across the provinces.

    By anne on January 26, 2011 8:14 AM

    Our resolution is to travel across Canada from coast to coast. So, this year my husband and I are planning to drive west from Ontario to British Columbia, via the prairies, Banff, Jaspar, the Okanagan Valley and, if time permits, the Pacific Coast. Our plans include not only enjoying the beauty of the land but also the face of agriculture across the provinces.

    By Marcia Berry on January 26, 2011 8:54 AM

    My resolution for 2011 is to take the grandkids to Moab Utah. We briefly drove thru this area 3 years ago and fell in love with the magnificent rock formations and blue sky. Staying 4 days is our dream.

    By Sheryl Hallinan on January 26, 2011 9:34 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to take my family to Canada to see a different country. Also to go to Disneyland my happy place.

    By Vicky Byrd on January 26, 2011 9:38 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to be able to take my two grandsons out to Virginia at Easter time to visit with there mom and step dad they do not get to see her very much. My grandsons have lived with us for six years now.

    By Wendy Jensen on January 26, 2011 9:41 AM

    I would like to visit the Okanagan in B.C. this year. A relaxing holiday basking in the sun, tanning on the beach, taking in some wine tours and stopping by the fruit stands.

    By Jim on January 26, 2011 9:49 AM

    Finally got my girlfriends parents to go to vegas with us. going feb 11. first time for them to fly, and be in vegas. i don't know whos more excited, me or them

    By Andrea T on January 26, 2011 9:53 AM

    This year my resolution is to finally get our Disneyland vacation!! We are a family of 5 who unfortunately had to postpone our trip last year. Life threw us several curve balls the last 2 years. So this year we are back on track and will hopefully get our family vacation. This will more then likely be our last family vacation with the 5 of us, as our boys are now teenagers and are starting to do there own thing. The last time we went to california we travelled all throughout it and stayed at several best westerns along the way. This time we plan on doing the same thing and would like to add a stay at the BWPPI in Anaheim. How awesome to stay right across the street from the happiest place on earth!! I can't wait! Hurry up August and get here soon!

    By Shelley on January 26, 2011 9:59 AM

    Our family would like to go to Hawaii this coming winter.

    By Lee on January 26, 2011 10:00 AM

    This year I would love to take my wife on a trip down the oregon coast. She has been working 2 jobs this year and she deserves a vacation. She has always wanted to go and hopefully this year I can surprise her with a trip!

    By Brenda L on January 26, 2011 10:01 AM

    This year my family made the resolution to go somewhere warm for a Christmas holiday instead of buying each other presents and making a big Christmas meal. We think the price of the meal with all the fixings (cheese ball, spinach dip, several items of baking, turkey, cabbage rolls, perogies, etc) would likely be around $400 and the amount we spend on gifts would total over $1,000. For the price of these two things we could get a nice Best Western hotel for a week and we would use Airmiles to fly.

    By Cheri Minch on January 26, 2011 10:19 AM

    I hereby resolve to travel this year, somewhere, somehow. Period.

    By H. Bamford on January 26, 2011 10:55 AM

    Want to travel more this year with our two girls who are 13 and 15 - soon they will be too old (and busy) to want to go with us, so we have a travel list of places we'd love to see with them - Grand Canyon, Highway 1, Route 66, and more!

    By Dennis Matsuoka on January 26, 2011 11:26 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to take my wife somewhere for our 25th anniversary perhaps Kauai, or Canada. Haven't been to either in years.

    By Jenn on January 26, 2011 11:28 AM

    In 2010, my boyfriend and I FINALLY got to go on a trip together. Not just a weekend a few hours away, but a REAL trip to Dominican Republic. We both worked really hard over the christmas and new years holidays and in January we jetted off for an amazing week on Punta Cana's gorgeous beach! Wish we could do it again, but we might have to stay a little closer to home right now. The gift card would be a great weekend away to the mountains though!

    By Marc K on January 26, 2011 12:03 PM

    Being i am a Diamond member, I get to cash in my points every year in Florida. Cant wait. Some very nice Best Westerns in the sunshine state.
    My wife and I are counting the days. A $250 travel card would be the same as two or more free nights. Pick me PLEASE !!!!!!!

    By Paul on January 26, 2011 12:13 PM

    Alaska (again), Australia and New Zealand this year!

    By Kendra McLean on January 26, 2011 1:01 PM

    Buddy (my dog), Don (my husband), and I love to travel
    Every summer to Washington State to visit family and friends.
    Student budgets have left us with limited resources for vacations; a
    Two-hundred-fifty dollar Best Western Gift Card

    Would allow us to extend our trip and take the time to
    Explore the beaches along the way in
    Southern Washington, Oregon, and California.
    This is my travel resolution for 2011: to
    Enjoy the world between destinations,
    Run along the beaches of the west coast, and
    Nod off at many Best Westerns along the way!

    By Lynne on January 26, 2011 1:25 PM

    A death in the family last year inspired me to make some personal changes. I vowed not to wait till retirement to do the things that I want to do. I made some significant changes to my work life and reprioritized my family, friends and travel. My resolution started in 2010 but continues in 2011. I have trips to Ottawa, Edmonton, Miami and a cruise all coming up in the next month!

    By Barb on January 26, 2011 1:31 PM

    Molly(my golden retriever) and I have a resolution to make it to Topsail Beach near Wilmington, Nc for some ball chasing and pure frisky time

    By Angela A on January 26, 2011 2:09 PM

    My travel resolution is to finally have my family and I to visit my in-laws in Nigeria, Africa. I've been married for 12 yrs. now and I have yet to meet my father and mother in-law and my many other sis and bros in-laws. My kids have to meet their grandparents and cousins finally! I need to win a way there.

    By Cindy on January 26, 2011 2:13 PM

    This year's travel resolution is: to travel more!

    By paula king on January 26, 2011 2:14 PM

    Wow! 2010 saw us rafting the Payette River in Idaho, sightseeing in Glacier Nat'l Park in Montana, hiking at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, hiking in Yosemite in May and trips to Iowa and Texas in between-while doing some local traveling in Northern California. New Years resolution this year...????? Try to find more money to keep up the momentum! Go Adventure seekers!

    By Cindy on January 26, 2011 2:16 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to travel more.

    By David Jackson on January 26, 2011 3:36 PM

    To get 5 full weeks of vacation in with my family this year and just RELAX!!!

    By Diane Chilton on January 26, 2011 3:57 PM

    For several years I have gotten interested in Photography and one thing I really am determined to photograph this year is some wild horses. There are so few in the United States now. I would love to go to the Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota, but can't afford it yet. There are a few wild horses in southern Missouri and I'm determined to at least stay at the Best Western this year in West Plains Missouri so that I can look for those horses. Wild horses are the most beautiful thing there is and it's a shame they are dissappearing more all the time.

    By Gail Andriano on January 26, 2011 4:01 PM

    I resolve to see something of the parts of my own state of Louisiana I haven't visited and nearby states, such as Arkansas and Texas, now that I've finally retired.

    By Don on January 26, 2011 4:25 PM

    I would love to take an extended weekend trip to coastal Florida

    By Fraz on January 26, 2011 4:32 PM

    Visiting the Galveston, TX area would be a nice trip for my wife and me.

    By Dee on January 26, 2011 4:37 PM

    A getaway to Hawaii!

    By Christine on January 26, 2011 5:40 PM

    Thinking 'big' for 2011, it would be fantastic to take my son to Ireland, England and France (homelands of his great-grandparents) as a college graduation gift. However, on a more practical level, it would be wonderful to travel to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. for the graduation ceremony on May 15th 2011.

    By LIZ on January 26, 2011 5:41 PM

    Explore the Northeast States.

    By Janet Lofgren on January 26, 2011 6:52 PM

    We our traveling by automobile to Mess Arizona for a two month vacation this February & March 2011. We plan to stop at Best Western motels for overnight stops along our route to Arizona.

    By Renata on January 26, 2011 6:59 PM

    Visit my parents in the Czech Republic and see London, England.

    By darien on January 26, 2011 7:03 PM

    My travel resolution is to get passports for my kids and taken them with me anywhere I go and to see their dad's side of the family. In order to spend more time with them since they moved away to the east coast and I'm not able to see them each day.

    By Mary Moirrissey on January 26, 2011 7:04 PM


    For 2011 - to get to Myrtle Beach S.C.

    By Chuck H on January 26, 2011 7:20 PM

    I am planning on visiting Taos, NM, and National Parks and Monuments in NM and Colorado this early summer.

    By Christine R on January 26, 2011 8:31 PM

    My 2011 New Year's Travel Resolution is to visit family and friends in western Canada. I've been intending to do this for years, but I'm really going to do it this year. Won't they be surprised?

    By DSB on January 26, 2011 9:15 PM

    I went on a great whitewater rafting trip last summer that was a blast and I made a resolution to do them more often in the future!

    By AJB on January 26, 2011 9:20 PM

    To someday go on a RELAXING vacation without running around trying to see and do everything.

    By Don on January 26, 2011 11:11 PM

    My new year resolution in 2011 is to visit New Orleans in 2011. I have not been back since before Katrina. Thanks

    By Mario Tanguay on January 27, 2011 4:43 AM

    I am a Canadian HOG platinium member and I plan to go back for a long road trip on my Harley-Davidson in the atlantic provinces next summer.

    4 years ago we traveled 21 states in 26 days out west, 3 years ago Boston, 2 years ago Virginia beach and the Blue ridge parkway and last year New York.

    I like Best Westerns where breakfast is included...

    By Joan on January 27, 2011 10:56 AM

    The plan is a road trip to Ontario for Mom's 80th and Dad's 8th birthdays. Warmer weather and staying at BW will make it a great road trip.Can hardly wait!

    By Joan on January 27, 2011 10:59 AM

    That's Dad's 85th...sorry for typo!

    By Bonnie W on January 27, 2011 11:37 AM

    My husband and I are big Nascar fans. We would like to see some of the races this year. The first is planned for Martinsville in April. While there we plan on taking some extra days to see the Nascar Hall of Fame.

    By DARLEEN KWRANT on January 27, 2011 11:39 AM

    Ever since i was young, i have looked at magazines and videos about
    other places and wished i could go there. i have worked very hard all my life and a couple of years ago, with help from Best Western, and AMA travel I got
    to go by train to vancouver for a week. i made myself dizzy walking 3 times around stanley park as i wanted to see the ocean before i died. i didn't quite see the ocean, and i was too scared to take the ferry to victoria, so
    i was content just to see the various water around vancouver. i went in february when there was hardly any people around and had a wonderful time eating fresh fish etc. at the markets and riding the little boats back and forth in the bay and to north vancouver. it is my dream that i could go
    back and take my husband with me and have him hold my hand and go
    on a real big ferry across to victoria to see the flowers. my girlfriend and i were all set to go see her son there but she got cancer and passed away and her son moved back here. please, please put an older woman out
    of her misery and send her off somewhere like they used to do when people had outlived there usefulness.

    By Jennifer C. on January 27, 2011 1:25 PM

    We resolve to take more vacations this year to truly take a break from day to day life.

    By Kenneth Bauer on January 27, 2011 1:33 PM

    I took a promotion and traveled to central California for training for a total of 6 weeks. Because of this, I missed my usual trip to Arizona for spring training to see the Giants. I would love to get down there this year.

    By marjorie gunn on January 27, 2011 1:33 PM

    I plan to travel to New Orleans, La. this year4ds

    By Donna Brouch on January 27, 2011 1:42 PM

    I want to take a trip for my birthday in March! 29 again!

    By Arlene Smith on January 27, 2011 4:22 PM

    I will finally visit my sister in southern California April 2011. She has lived there since 1976 and I have only been down to visit her twice! This is the year!

    By Justine Gustafson on January 27, 2011 4:40 PM

    I will repeat my annual trip to FL--Treasure Island, Orlando. Then move up to Myrtle Beacjh on the way home. In all of these places i have found great Best Western hotels and wil continue to use them. Great rooms, convenient to all entertainment & great wifi. Best Wastern is the Best.

    By George Parker on January 27, 2011 6:59 PM

    I have a DIAMOND rewards card which I hope to keep by staying at BEST WESTERN during the year 2011. I never had a problem with my stays.

    By Robert WILSON on January 27, 2011 7:00 PM

    I am planning a trip to Europe and hope to find a Best Western in a couple of places over there and will check out the net of course but will be needing a hotel in a couple of cities so think I should collect the points offered by Best Western if they are available. I like the standard you find in the Best Western and always find them clean and with good quality bedding in all of the hotels I have stayed in so far.
    Thank You, Bob WILSON Sherwood Parfk, Alberta

    By Wayne Kast on January 27, 2011 8:43 PM

    I Vow to go to San Francisco visit friends go to the Buena Vista for an Irish Coffee!

    By Russell Ziebell on January 27, 2011 9:10 PM

    I plan to travel with my wife to Southern California to visit my grandchildren at least 4 times this year as well as going north to Oregon to visit my sister..

    By Robert Jorgensen on January 27, 2011 10:34 PM

    My resolution is to visit the Mall of America and Disney World while taking the rest of my children, grand children and great grandchildren to Disney Land by either car or train.

    By Gordon B. on January 27, 2011 10:55 PM

    My resolution is to visit both family in California and cruise friends who are out of our country at least once per year since friendships are the most important thing in life.

    By Willie H on January 28, 2011 12:46 AM

    To visit and spend time with my two children that I have not seen in years.

    By Renae on January 28, 2011 7:19 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to spend some time in the Northwest and the Canadian Rockies and to find the best Best Westerns in that area!

    By George Crossland on January 28, 2011 8:49 AM

    I will go to Europe and Chile to visit my family

    By Sally Cumberworth on January 28, 2011 9:32 AM

    We are planning a family gathering at yellowstone national park in august. our children are bringing their children and we are planning to meetup there and really enjoy our time together. now that we are rewards members we will use best wstern along the route.

    By Shannon K. on January 28, 2011 11:51 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 and beyond is to travel more than the previous year. Not only this, but to look forward to using Best Western since my previous stays were so relaxing and accommodating. I feel I can look forward to the upcoming trips, whether business or personal, without the stress.

    By Cynthia on January 28, 2011 12:07 PM

    My 2011 resolution... travel every month to a new destination in the Western US. Try to include the Canadian Rockies. haven't been there since I was a small child in the 60's . So many places to see and experience. Can't wait...

    By Penny B on January 28, 2011 1:10 PM

    My travel resolution is to do more of it! Including a nice family vacation, one with a girlfriend, and a romantic one with hubby! :)

    By Danielle Pontow on January 28, 2011 1:15 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to get to the beach with my family... I want to play on the beach, eat seafood and have fun with all the activities of a beach..

    By Karen on January 28, 2011 1:17 PM

    My resolution for this year is to travel more. The past couple of years I have had problems with a bone disorder I have in which my bones break easily and was not able to go many places. I especailly want to travel from Ohio down to Florida and visit family and friends along the way. We have friends and family in Southern Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. I am hoping this is possible and I have no more broken bones so I am able to do all of this!

    By donna rayner on January 28, 2011 1:17 PM

    i would love to take my faimly on a much needed family vaction

    By Summer on January 28, 2011 1:17 PM

    My travel resolution would be to visit my sister in Colorado. We have not been there yet to see her. I would also love to go on cruise, we celebrate 5 years this year and we have never been on one. Thanks for giveaway!

    By Julie Cutshaw on January 28, 2011 1:21 PM

    I would like to make my travel resolution to be to visit Saint Augustine Florida where my husband & I spent our honeymoon 33 years ago & have not been back there since. It was beautiful then so one can only amagine that after all these years past that it's even more grown up with tourist attrations & the beach was so wonderul, I truely miss seeing it again & would love to do so with my wonderful husband, thank you
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

    By Kelsey Proffitt on January 28, 2011 1:27 PM

    My resolution would be to take a weekend off with my wonderful spouse. We've been working non-stop lately and it would be great to go somewhere for our 2nd wedding anniversary. The best part about traveling is the car ride conversations. Those are the moments I cherish the most.

    By stephanie t on January 28, 2011 1:32 PM

    My new years resolution is to go visit my father at the National Memorial Cemetary in Hawaii I haven't been able to afford the trip to go and see it. I also have a resolution to travel more often.

    By Amy on January 28, 2011 1:34 PM

    My resolution is to get to the beach this year - destination Myrtle Beach for my son's Spring Break!

    By Tiffany Laventure on January 28, 2011 1:37 PM

    my 2011 travel resolution is to go to the beach with the inlaws this year with the hubby and our baby girl!

    By mike on January 28, 2011 1:45 PM

    my 2011 travel resolution is to have a family reunion in texas this winter and see all the sights and sounds texas has to offer!

    By Jen Andrade on January 28, 2011 2:23 PM

    My travel resolution is to go somewhere special for my husband and my 15th wedding anniversary. We haven't been away for longer than a weekend from the kids, and we would love a week alone!

    By Sandra S on January 28, 2011 2:29 PM

    I don't really have a travel resolution, but last year I was able to return to china which I have been hoping to do. Maybe this year I will make it to cuba, which is another destination that I haven't been to yet.

    By Steve on January 28, 2011 3:07 PM

    Hope to visit Australia in 2011!

    By Hilary on January 28, 2011 3:12 PM

    Paris, France is where I'd love to go this year, c'est formidable!

    By fred on January 28, 2011 3:29 PM

    MY RESOLUTION IS TO GO TO LONDON FOR A REAL VACATION SINCE I HAVE NOT HAD A VACATION SINCE 2001.....

    By BARRY on January 28, 2011 3:36 PM

    WILL BE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP FROM FLA TO CONN THIS SUMMER AND PLAN TO STAY IN SC VA & ATLANTIC CITY

    By big mike on January 28, 2011 3:49 PM

    I drove over 70,000 KM last year and stayed at Best Western over 50 times. This year my goal is 80,000 KM and to stay at a Best Western over 60 times.

    By Donna Drew on January 28, 2011 5:19 PM

    I resolve to visit as many National Parks as I can in my life, starting in 2011. This year I will visit AT LEAST 1 National Park and I will continue wit at least one every year after that.

    By Katherine Wichmann Zacharias on January 28, 2011 5:22 PM

    I did not get to travel to where I wanted to go last year, I lost my Mom so it was not a good year. This year will be a much better year and I AM going to go to a few places I wanted to last year. (Hawaii, Mexico, Sonoma, Santa Barbara) I am going to Dallas again on business this year though and staying at the same Best Western I did last year. Thanks! Happy New Year!

    By Randy Stenner on January 28, 2011 5:22 PM

    Plan on visting Arizona and California to play some golf. On the way will stay at some great Best Westerns to ensure a fantastic time!

    By Jennifer Peters on January 28, 2011 5:23 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to get enough Money saved up so we can take our family vacation this year we drive & we usually go to NH, Last year was the 1st year we didnt go but very hopeful this year we will make it :)

    By Lynn on January 28, 2011 5:24 PM

    A goal of mine is to visit all 50 states. Now I know that it's not something you can accomplish in 1 year, but I am working towards it. This year will be put on hold because I have 2 children getting married and vacations are out of the picture! So my resolution is to take 2 vacations in 2012!

    By Daniel Newman on January 28, 2011 5:27 PM

    My brother and I traveled across Upper Michigan and got to see the real beauty of that Pure Michigan. Definitely looking to go back this year again.

    By Jacki on January 28, 2011 5:28 PM

    I want to take my daughter to NYC for a Mommy-Daughter weekend. Would love for her to see Toys R Us flagship and FAO Schwartz. Would love to take her to a broadway show, too :)

    By Linda F on January 28, 2011 5:28 PM

    My Travel resolution is to take a vacation this year. Last year because of a number of happenings, we were unable to take a vacation. I resolve to make sure that we take a vacation.

    By Charline Williams on January 28, 2011 5:31 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to travel to NY. My family lives there and I have not seen them in 2 years :(.

    By bina edwards on January 28, 2011 5:32 PM

    tried to get a passport to go to Puerto Rico, was told my ID that i've been using for 40+n yrs is no good, now have to prove to immigration that I'm a Cnd citizen (10 MONTH wait) and THEN I can apply for passport when I have 'proper' ID...so I have nightmares more then dreams these days

    By Michelle Small on January 28, 2011 5:34 PM

    My Travel resolution for this year is for Hubby and I to take our 4 children to Disney World for the first time and check out all the family hot spots in Orlando.

    By Julie Davis on January 28, 2011 5:42 PM

    In 2011, I resolve to take the kids some where other than Disney. It is time to show them the world.

    By diane on January 28, 2011 5:43 PM

    I would love to see Yosemite again. I have been once, but once is not enough!

    By Mary L on January 28, 2011 5:45 PM

    My resolution for this year is for my Hubby and I to do at least 1 cruise this year. We did a Carnival cruise in Nov 2010 and have the best vacation ever. We both loved it. We also want to do an all inclusive resort as we have never done that.

    By Don on January 28, 2011 5:57 PM

    my resolution for travel in the upcoming year is to enjoy as many getaway trips with my wife as possible and stay with best western along the way.
    we always are pleased with quality of the hotels and the service provided for the price.

    By Belinda M on January 28, 2011 6:14 PM

    My goal for this year is to hop on a plane to Italy. I have wanted to go since I was a kid and have never made it. A few months ago my boyfriend and I decided to take the plunge and we started saving up. Fingers crossed in the fall we will be in Florence!

    By Brian on January 28, 2011 6:57 PM

    My resolution is to travel more and to visit new places.

    By michael reitsma on January 28, 2011 8:16 PM

    A travel resolution I accomplished in 2010 was to visit some college friends that live in British Columbia. Last time I saw them 7 years ago they had no kids now they have 3 kids. Though we live 1500 miles apart and hadn't seen each other in a long time it was just like old times. That is why it is worth it to travel.

    By Mary T. on January 28, 2011 8:32 PM

    I resolve to cross the three major "lines" around the globe: the Equator, the Prime Meridian and the International Date Line. I've already got two out of the way thanks to a trip to New Zealand earlier this month. In March, I'll accomplish the third when I go to visit a friend in Berlin. Now If I could just find a way to cross the Arctic Circle ...

    By Runningalong on January 28, 2011 8:43 PM

    I traveled to Scotland in 2010 with my best friend.. it was the best holiday....! we had so much fun!! Life is short... do what you want and travel where you dream of.... you won't regret it..

    By Carol on January 28, 2011 8:48 PM

    Ride my Harley to Dell's Gap, Milwaukee, and a few other locations to be determined. Best way to see the countryside. Nothing better than hitting the road and making plans on the fly.

    By Bill Wilson on January 28, 2011 10:02 PM

    Last year I was able to finally see my favorite band in concert, Level 42. woo hoo!!

    By Diana Baker on January 28, 2011 11:24 PM

    55 at 55!
    I resolve to cross 55 borders (ok, I didn't specify which kind, did I :-) ) before I turn 55 in August, on my trusty steel steed, Blue Ice (2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail). Three years ago (was it that long??), I covered over 1,000 miles solo on a 2008 105th Anniversary Fat Boy Softail -- in three days! I stayed at a Best Western hotel one of those nights, and they took great care of me. I'm looking forward to continuing that relationship in the pursuit of my goal . . .

    By L. Johnson on January 29, 2011 4:16 AM

    I resolve to always keep a local Best Western hotel number in my cell phone for all emergency purposes in 2011. When the great ice storm of January 2011 hit Atlanta, GA, most residences were unprepared. Many people were unprepared to be stranded several days. Some were even stuck over night with cars frozen to the interstate! Southerners rarely get the treat of snow and the threat of an ice storm is even less. Being a single parent with a house that was totally electric, this could pose several problems for me: 1) I would lose power, 2) I could lose the internet needed for my online class from the university, 3) I would not be able to use my sleep apnea machine, and 4) my son and I would be very cold and suffer from frostbite. Being a Best Western rewards member, I called a Best Western local hotel. They confirmed they had free wi-fi, a back generator, free breakfast, and a restaurant onsite as well as a gift shop with my necessities. We stayed 4 worry-free days! Thanks Atlanta Area Airport Best Western for a great staff who took care of us!

    By J.Nunn on January 29, 2011 5:44 AM

    I have always wanted to take my family to a nice beach down south.I hope to be able to do this in 2012.

    By RK Hoard on January 29, 2011 5:47 AM

    My wife and I have just newly become acquainted with Best Western hotels and absolutely love the quality in our stay. The Best Western is our final destination when it comes to our romantic get away.

    By Doug R on January 29, 2011 6:57 AM

    A resolution for this year is to have at least 2 great vacations. 1 to a NASCAR race and 1 to do a cruise. We sure need a vacation after the tough year we had last year.

    By Gabriele Wood on January 29, 2011 7:11 AM

    My Travel Resolution for 2011 is to finally getting my new passport to fly home to Germany in 2012.
    I applied for it in Oct.2010 and it will take a long time because I haven't had one in over 10 years, had to start all over again and that made it twice as hard for me to get one. It's still in the works at this time, wish they would hurry up lol.

    By Marlo on January 29, 2011 8:19 AM

    This year I will plan a trip to Europe, finally.

    By Uku Sillaste on January 29, 2011 10:07 AM

    Travel resolution 2011 = Israel

    By Jocelyn Bringas on January 29, 2011 10:21 AM

    A travel resolution I accomplished in 2010 was finally traveling to the east coast for the first time. I went to Miami, FL to see Backstreet Boys perform an acoustic set.

    By Cathy Scott on January 29, 2011 10:57 AM

    My travel resolution is to visit every province in Canada. Only 2 more to go, Newfoundland in July 2011 and the Yukon ( not sure when) I always stay at Best Western's. They make you feel at home and are always there to help when you are in a new city.

    By Robin Sebeck on January 29, 2011 2:52 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is traveling to San Francisco at the end of March with my husband. He has to attend business conferences and I was lucky to get the opportunity to go with him. Winning this would come at a wonderful time because we would like to extend this stay by two days to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary but simply cannot afford to pay for a hotel due to our daughter getting married in May. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest and even if I don't win this I know that this trip will be memorable because my husband had a heartattack last July 5th and we now know just how precious time can be, we will enjoy our anniversary and remember just how close we came to not being together for another one.

    By Rosemary M. Sampson on January 29, 2011 3:02 PM

    For the last few years, my husband and I have been traveling the United States during our vacations from work to try to reach the high points of each state. Last year our daughter, how was 24 years old, joined us to try to make the summit of Mt. Whitney, the highest point in California and the highest point in the United States. Although none of us made the summit, I made it to 12, 200 Ft (not bad for a 64 year old lady with MD) and my husband and daughter missed the summit by 900 ft elevation not distance because of the weather conditions, In 2010 we we finished all of the high points east of the Mississippi. We will make another attempt at Mt Whitney later this year. We plan to go to the great plains states and Utah, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico as well. And, we stay in Best Westerns somewhere along the way, always. We can count on fair prices, decent breakfast, and a good night's sleep

    By Makram on January 29, 2011 4:31 PM

    My wife and I will visit Nashville this year

    By Ann on January 30, 2011 2:31 AM

    In 2011, I resolve to take my husband to San Diego to visit his son. While there, we'll eat at his favorite restaurant, Nobu, and visit the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art

    By Judy Brown on January 30, 2011 3:17 AM

    My resolution is to take my two younger daughters, who have not seen their oldest sister (or her children) in five years, to Utah to visit her.

    By Sherri Rowan on January 30, 2011 3:36 AM

    I want to visit the Grand Canyon.

    By Sherri Rowan on January 30, 2011 3:37 AM

    I want to visit the Grand Canyon.

    By Marie J on January 30, 2011 4:03 AM

    Our resolution for 2011 is to drive to Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. We just love the area and miss it so very much.

    By William Brown on January 30, 2011 7:26 AM

    My wife retired this past week and our travel resolution is to drive to Florida and visit all our friends who have invited us to get out of the snow and to see if we can survive driving cross coutnry from New York to Oregon this summer.

    By Kay z on January 30, 2011 10:03 AM

    I was not able to accomplish my travel resolutions for 2010 so I am hoping 2011 is my year. I really want to take a trip with my husband. We have only gone away without the kids once in the 25 years we have been married. i resolve that 2011 will be our year!!

    By Rachel M on January 30, 2011 11:09 AM

    My resolutions for 2011 is more Best Western stays. Then driving. My husband is always in a rush to get to our destination and drives straight through with a few hours of snoozes. I'll be making it happen this year that we drive 8 hours and stop and stay over night...

    By Melody Morin on January 30, 2011 12:05 PM

    I have lots of travel plans for 2011. I'll be going to St. John's in New Brunswick in April of 2011, and hopefully staying at the Best Western there. In May, I'll be going to Mexico for 2 weeks (Cancun/Playa del Carment). In July, I'll be doing the Acadian Coastal Drive in New Brunwick, and staying at the Best Western Hotels along the way. I may also climb Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) in the summer and stay at the Best Western there. In August, I'm planning on going to Grand Manan Island and St. Stephen (New Brunswick). In September or early October, I'll have one more trip to Canada to wrap things up for the year, and that will be to see the Hopewell Rocks and Bay of Fundy during the fall season when the leaves are changing colors.

    By Brianna Lynn Johnson on January 30, 2011 1:38 PM

    This year I am planning on going on a trip to La's Vegas with my family and i am bringing a friend we are planning on going in may but the only problem is that I am having trouble saving my money lately I've been paying rent and my roommate does not make enough money the IRS is cutting half of her paycheck and owes money for her credit cards and lately I've been paying for it. hopefully ill have enough money to go on this trip for my friend and I both of are birthdays are in may we will be turning 22 and we are hoping to celebrate in Vegas

    By Brianna on January 30, 2011 1:43 PM

    This year I am planning on going on a trip to Las Vegas with my family and i am bringing a friend we are planning on going in may but the only problem is that I am having trouble saving my money lately I've been paying rent and my roommate does not make enough money the IRS is cutting half of her paycheck and owes money for her credit cards and lately I've been paying for it. hopefully ill have enough money to go on this trip for my friend and I both of are birthdays are in may we will be turning 22 and we are hoping to celebrate in Vegas

    By Carla H on January 30, 2011 2:05 PM

    Defiantly in 2011 my husband and I plan on visiting Charleston, SC! We traveled there in 2010 for a long weekend and absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back! I would also like to try to take a trip to Vegas or Arizona. I'm from the south and have never traveled out west.

    By F Sperry on January 30, 2011 2:09 PM

    I would like to stay at the Best Western Quiet House in Mequon, Wisconsin.

    By Jo on January 30, 2011 3:06 PM

    I always make an effort to stay where there is a Best Western when I travel because they have great locations & accomodation for my needs. My resolution for 2011 is to do my best to travel to the British Isles where my Godmother is recovering from unexpected heart surgery. I have not seen her for approximately 15 years. I think, because she is in an isolated location with very few people to surround her during recovery, my visit would be the best medicine for her. Flight costs are horrific and I am doing the best I can with my pension to put a bit away so that this reality can come true. Thank you for your consideration.

    By Arthur Bellone on January 30, 2011 6:24 PM

    My resolution for 2011 is to go places we have never been before and also to great places we have traveled to in the past. For example, we shall be in Savannah, Ga., staying at the BW River walk on Feb. 8th, which we did some 30 years ago. Then this summer we shall be in Cagliari, Sardinia at the BW, then off to Ravello, Italy (Amalfi coast) where we shall stay at the BW Marmorata. Then, we are off to Germany ( Miesbach) and Salzburg, Austria and will stay at the BW's where we stayed in 2010. And in 2010 we quickly qualified for our gold card, so in 2011 we surely shall qualify for the next level card (platinum). During 2010 we made some stops in Latin America like, Quepos, Costa Rica and San Jose too, staying at the BW's and we shall make many more stops to come in the next years as we intend to stay at all the 4000+ BW's internatioinally.......................WHY???? Simply because the service, decor, facilities, etc., have been excellent and the staff and managers go out of their way to make it all happen for the best. It is obvious to see that all said people are well trained in all aspects of good Hostelry. This is a good time to Thank you all for your great abilities.

    By Ron Miller on January 30, 2011 6:25 PM

    I wanna go to Hawaii!

    By Joe Michielsen on January 30, 2011 6:50 PM

    By Joe:
    I resolve to travel to one of the many countries I have not visited every year and also to make it to one of the destinations I've been longing to see.

    By Rachel on January 30, 2011 7:43 PM

    I made a resolution to get a job that would help me travel the world... and I accomplished it last July! I now get paid to fly all around North America, which helps me work towards my goal of hitting all 7 continents!

    By Patrick on January 31, 2011 12:10 AM

    I've been to all the western states except one: Hawaii! In 2011, I resolve that I will finally make it to the Aloha State!

    By Andrea B on January 31, 2011 3:54 AM

    I would love to get back to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. The last time I was there, I was 10, and got separated from my family of nine, and was "lost" for a short time. I hope to make this next trip less scary, and more fun, this time with my own daughter.

    By Carrie Conley on January 31, 2011 4:40 AM

    I want to go to Alaska....I retired in 2010....This year I will start my plans...

    By Fraser on January 31, 2011 6:31 AM

    I plan to drive to eastern Canada and Oklahoma to see my siblings.

    By SuzanneA on January 31, 2011 7:00 AM

    My travel resolution in 2010 was to swim with Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando Florida. We did and it was better than expected! I recommend this place to everyone. My 2011 travel resolution is to go back to Southern California this summer.

    By William Cook on January 31, 2011 7:10 AM

    Our resolutions this year was to road trip to Texas and we are living that right now we have been on the raod for 10 days and finally got to Texas, plan on spending 2 weeks here and there until we return to Ohio. Our other resolution is to go to China and Tibet later this year. I sure could use the gift card. We have only stayed at BW on this trip.

    By Marietta Pangan-Dutkoski on January 31, 2011 8:42 AM

    2010 Travels:
    January- International Ice Carving Festival- Lake Louise
    February- Post Valentine Retreat- Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
    March- XXI Winter Olympics- Whistler, BC
    April- Family visit from USA- Gondola Ride/Hotsprings-Banff/Lake Louise, Dinousaurs Drumheller, VFR in Red Deer
    May- Alberta- Spring Country Drive (Bowden, Innisfail, Lacombe)
    June- Town of Jasper and Ice Field Parkway
    July- Calgary Stampede, Jon Bon Jovi Concert, Alberta Summer Country Drive
    August- Cypress Hills Starry Party- Saskachewan, Calgary International Pyro Music Festival, Alberta Summer Country Drive, Taber Corn Fest (Taber, AB), Japanes Garden(Lethbridge, AB), Biggest Tippee( Medicine Hat, AB)
    October- Pumpkin Festival-Alberta Fall Country Drive
    December- USA- Fontana California, Palm Desert/Palm Springs, Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon Arizona.

    2011 Travel Plans-
    January- 2011 International Ice Carving Competitions ( Lake Louise)- done
    February- SKII @ Nakiska, Kananaskis, Alberta
    March-May- Philippines- Manila, Boracay/Davao Pearl Farm/Batanes
    June- Waterton Lakes, AB
    July- Vancouver & Calgary Stampede

    ** Notes: we've stayed in Best Western in Grand Canyon and British Columbia- using airmiles.

    By Marv on January 31, 2011 9:07 AM

    Visit more National Parks.

    By Stephanie on January 31, 2011 9:07 AM

    My travel resolution is to take the opportunity to travel. Being a full time student/Personal Support Worker and Mommy, I think it's time I do something for myself!

    By John E on January 31, 2011 11:12 AM

    One of my biggest travel resolutions is to run a marathon in all 50 U.S. states. After that, I would like to run one in all 7 continents.

    By angela dimella on January 31, 2011 12:49 PM

    My travel resolution is to go back to Lancaster PA. at the Best Western Eden Resort and relax for 2 whole weeks in one of their beautiful 2 story suites with my husband.

    By Bob Becwar on January 31, 2011 4:10 PM

    Need to be more assertive with my backcountry hiking and snowshoeing, especially at Bryce Canyon and enjoying the amenities of the new Best Western Grand Hotel located at the entrance to Bryce.

    By Diane Smith-Coomber on January 31, 2011 5:22 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to get to the East Coast and I have just booked my flights for this coming May to arrive in Halifax and do some touring around the maritimes. Cannot wait!!

    And maybe, before the year is out, head out west :)

    By irene newin on January 31, 2011 5:55 PM

    For the past 20 years, my resolution has been to visit New Zealand and Australia and by golly, my husband and I are leaving in three short weeks. Yipee!!!. Upon our return we will need another short break as three of our girls are making us grqndparents once again - a lot of baby-sitting ahead for us.

    By Carmen Coughlin on January 31, 2011 6:20 PM

    We were planning on an Alaska vacation this year, but with 3 feet of snow on the ground, somewhere warm and tropical is sounding alot better right now!

    By Charles Devine on January 31, 2011 8:47 PM

    My resolution is to get my wife to New York City this year. Leave the kids with grandma and get away by ourselves for the first time in ten years.

    By Charles Devine on January 31, 2011 8:49 PM

    My resolution is to take my wife to New York City this year. Leave the kids with grandma and take off by ourselves for the first time in ten years.

    By Ann H. on January 31, 2011 10:52 PM

    I achieved a major travel goal in 2010 by taking my first mission trip to Haiti. In 2011 I would like to either travel to Haiti again or assist one of my children to go on a mission trip to Haiti.

    By Best Western on February 3, 2011 9:57 AM

    Congrats to Joy Meekins, the winner of the 2011 Travel Resolutions Contest! She will receive the $250 Best Western Travel Card® prize! Thanks everyone for participating; it was so much fun to read through all your amazing travel goals. We hope you all get to cross them off your list and that we will see you at a Best Western wherever your travels take you.

    By Kyle Thompson on February 8, 2011 7:46 AM

    After 31 years of marriage, my wife and I have decided to visit the Florida Keys this year, maybe in April. We usually travel somewhere every year, either by car, plane, or cruise ship. We've never travel to the Keys though, so this year that's were we will go.

    By Alberta Diltz on February 8, 2011 8:00 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to attend the Graduation at Oakwood University for some very special Seniors that will be graduating. This year

    By Rebekka on February 8, 2011 8:13 AM

    I spent all of 2010 traveling...for school! I reached Diamond level in way less than a year, which meant 35+ nights away from my husband and baby. Now that I have graduated I would love to spend 2011 doing some fun traveling. I'd like to take my daughter on a much needed vacation...somewhere warm and sunny! Perhaps Florida to visit with friends :)

    By Suzanne H. on February 8, 2011 8:26 AM

    I live in the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. While I am not a hiker, I have traveled over the eastern US and have crossed the Appalachian Trail several times. I learned that the trail continues into Canada as the International Appalachian Trail and that it ends where the mountain range goes into the water from the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. My travel goal for 2010 was to see where our magnificent mountains continue their march into the sea. My husband and I did just that in September of 2010 and it was a spectacular experience.

    By Tina Sorensen on February 8, 2011 8:27 AM

    In 2010, I resolved to stay at a Best Western twice every month. In 2011, I plan to do the same. The points they award me for doing so are a nice bonus! Best Western's point program is great!!

    By Minerva S on February 8, 2011 8:28 AM

    My travel resolution for this year is to finally make it back to Texas. The last time I visited relatives in Texas was in 1979 and it's time i meet so many new relatives as well as to travel to Charro days in late Feb or Mariachi Festival in San Antonio in either March or April. I've had something come up with my children or job that has put off my trip for the last 3 years. This is the year to complete my dream.

    By Tina Sorensen on February 8, 2011 8:30 AM

    In 2010, I resolved to stay at a Best Western twice every month. In 2011, I plan to do the same. The points they award me for doing so are a nice bonus! Best Western's point program is great!

    By Lawton G on February 8, 2011 8:39 AM

    In 2010, I resolved to finally get to Hawaii. Spent 10 fantastic days in Maui including Christmas! Even got to stay a night at the Best Western in Lahaina.

    By Jeff on February 8, 2011 8:42 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to eat well, drink less and exercise on every business trip.

    By L. Dodde on February 8, 2011 9:03 AM

    In 2011, we resolve to celebrate with a special trip to a sunny climate with lots of warm beaches and snorkeling.

    We celebrated 30 years of marriage in 2010, but did not get to go anywhere since our last child began college. So 2011 is the year!

    Also on the horizon, we hope, is a trip to Europe.

    By Tisha Young on February 8, 2011 9:13 AM

    My husband and I love Florida and have resolved to make the 20 hour drive necessary to visit the Florida Keys this year. Best Western Inns and Suites is always on the top of our Hotel availability list. This past year we stayed at Best Western Indianapolis and visited our Indiana State Fair for the first time. Had an awesome time. Awesome, I say.

    By Gina on February 8, 2011 9:15 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011is to visit my 3 children. I have an eldest son in the Navy, my youngest just graduated Marine boot camp and my middle son will entering the Airforce boot camp in April I plan on visiting all my boys in their adventures, Best Western is my first choice of hotels. I will be staying in as many as possible.

    By Annette on February 8, 2011 9:21 AM

    My husband is from San Francisco, CA and I am from St Petersburg FL, every year we have to take a trip to both places to visit family. Just once I would love to go somewhere outside the US. This year we are hoping to go to the Virgin Islands. Somewhere warm, sandy, sunny, just the two of us.

    By Merrill on February 8, 2011 9:32 AM

    My 2010 travel accomplishment was I spent 131 days of the year at Disneyland. It truly is MY happiest place on earth!

    By Nick on February 8, 2011 9:33 AM

    My wife wanted to make trips to Boston and Vermont last year. It was a little tough being new parents, but we got to visit both spots, all three of us, and we had a great time.

    By Julianne Turner on February 8, 2011 9:38 AM

    My 2010 travel accomplishment was staying at Best Western in Akron, Ohio for the All American Soapbox Derby Nationals. We have stayed there every year since 2004, but this year we convinced many other racers that this was the best place to stay. It definately was. That week the hotel was 98% owned by soapbox families and the staff was definately accommodating and excellent. Thanks to all the staff and see you in July 2011.

    By Jacqueline Haley on February 8, 2011 9:41 AM

    I am excersing more and started my program to quick smoking, hopefuflly since my husband was out of work for two years, we will travel to Tampa, FL for a much needed vacation. Also being a better listeners. It's would be a blessing to vacation for a few days. Get away from all the negativity for a minute

    By Diane on February 8, 2011 9:53 AM

    My daughter is going to Argentina for two years as a missionary and we hope to be able to go visit her!

    By Carly on February 8, 2011 9:56 AM

    I'm currently in the process of deciding between various PhD programs around the nation and so my travel goals for 2011 include visiting seven different states and determining where I'd like to spend the next 4-5 years of my academic career. While I'm traveling for practical reasons, I'm resolving to sneak in at least an occasional detour to see some of the sights of the U.S. that I've never seen: including a trip to the Grand Canyon.

    By Pat on February 8, 2011 9:58 AM

    My travel resolution is to go to places I have never been to. My first stop is Costa Rica.

    By Manny on February 8, 2011 9:58 AM

    We will continue our quest to visit all the state parks in Wisconsin

    By Rhea on February 8, 2011 9:59 AM

    My travel resolution this year is to visit a country I've never been to before as well as to sightsee using my own power. So that's what I'm doing this May -- going to Italy's Piedmont region and biking for 7 days through the countryside, about 40-50 miles a day.

    By Joanne on February 8, 2011 10:02 AM

    Would love to visit the Black Hills

    By Kathy on February 8, 2011 10:05 AM

    My travel dream for 2011 is to go on an African safari.

    By Ken Klump on February 8, 2011 10:06 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011is to treat everyday as your last and GO GO GO and DO DO DO as much as we can. My wife and I are retired and love to travel, we need to work on the planning part a little more. We tend to go on last minute, but that's fun to.

    By Carol on February 8, 2011 10:06 AM

    Our travel resolution this year is to visit Amish country and stay at the Best Western in Intercourse Pennsylvania. We've already checked out the rates and availability! After a winter of snow here in Vermont we're ready for a trip this spring.

    By Susan Allen on February 8, 2011 10:15 AM

    My 2010 travel resolution was to go on a cruise. I entered very time consuming contest entering MANY enteries for months to win and I did win. I won a cruise to the Bahamas and had a AWESOME time :)

    By Craig on February 8, 2011 10:20 AM

    To travel with an open heart for all the people we travel with and learn to enjoy every trip taken. The world out there has so much to offer.

    By lisa on February 8, 2011 10:23 AM

    My resolution will be to convert all my family and friends to Best Western hotels. Very often last year my husband I stayed with Best Western--weddings, family get-togethers, etc. Where we stayed everyone else booked. It made it more convenient for us all. I think we have some converts.

    By Aileen Curfman on February 8, 2011 10:27 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to attend my niece's college graduation. As a graduate of a state university, I've lived a life of well-educated drudgery. The Wellesley campus has nurtured and challenged my niece, and she's prepared for a real career, one that fills the soul as well as the wallet. Thanks to reasonably priced hotels like Best Western Framingham and The Inn at Hunt's Landing in Matamoras, PA, I've been able to visit her on campus and watch her transformation.

    By Karen on February 8, 2011 10:27 AM

    To return to Honolulu before the end of 2011. Our son and daughter-in-law live there and we haven't seen them since May, 2010. We miss them and love the easy going, beach oriented lifestyle of Hawaii.

    By James on February 8, 2011 10:32 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to go somewhere I've never been before, domestic or international.

    By Angela on February 8, 2011 10:32 AM

    Both my sons are away at school this year and I am having withdrawals missing them! I want to visit both of them at their schools.

    By MIKE on February 8, 2011 10:39 AM

    WHEN I TRAVEL I PLAN ON TRYING TO PAY MORE ATTENTION AND ENJOY THE PLACES I AM AT INSTEAD OF CONCENTRATING ON GETTING WHERE I'M GOING. ENJOY THE TRIP.

    By Darla on February 8, 2011 10:40 AM

    My resolution is to get out there and explore new and exciting locations!!! This year, I promise to take more "long weekends" and to plan exciting get -aways!!! Life is short so why work my life away? Well, this year, I'm going to enjoy it by traveling! So much to see, so little time!!! Guess I better get started!!!

    By Jennifer on February 8, 2011 10:46 AM

    Although I am lucky enough to have just enjoyed a great family vacation in Puerto Vallarta, in 2011 I would like to travel and enjoy Canada more by driving down to the east coast from Ontario and visiting the only province I have yet to travel to, Prince Edward Island.

    By Nick K on February 8, 2011 10:51 AM

    See America! Too many people go outside our Counrty to see places and take a vacation. There's so much to see right here in America. My Wife and I plan on visiting every National Park Site, starting in Maine and working across the Counrty. We aslo want to meet the people in each of the Regions to see what makes this Country so great.

    By Robert H on February 8, 2011 10:55 AM

    My travel resolution this year is to visit Las Vegas again, because you can never go too much!

    By Lori on February 8, 2011 10:58 AM

    2010 was my year to FINALLY travel overseas!! I am 51 years old and had never been to Europe. I travelled to Ireland and England in Sept 2010 and now I can't wait to see more!! The Best Western Skylon Hotel in Dublin was a fabulous hotel for our start and end in Ireland.

    This year we stay in Canada and travel to Newfoundland! We've been planning this trip for 2 years and can't wait to see this beautiful part of our own country!!

    By David Endresen on February 8, 2011 11:04 AM

    I retired this February. Our first trip will be to New Oleans after Marti Gras. Looking forward to many adventures in travel in the years to come.

    By Donna on February 8, 2011 11:06 AM

    Last year I stayed at a Best Western in Valpariso, Chile. Other trips included stays at Best Western in Kelowna, Abbotsford & North Vancouver, Our 2011 travel resolution to stay at Best Westerns during a 2 week road trip from Vancouver Island to include Calgary & Edmonton. They are a great place when traveling with children.

    By Madi Perez on February 8, 2011 11:06 AM

    My husband and I would like to take our daughter to as many dive locations around the world that we can. We are currently living in the Virgin Islands, and have been enjoying the diving here, and we are in the process of getting her involved in the wonderful world of scuba diving. She is 18 years old, and we would like to do this before she goes off to college and we are no longer cool to hang out with.

    By Harold C. on February 8, 2011 11:08 AM

    February 8 1:07 pm
    I have made several trips.Drove from S.Texas to Niagara Falls via Colombia Mo. and picked up a friend .In 2008 And drove back up again in 2009..We stayed at a Best Western Fire Side Inn on the Canadian side for 3 nights.They had a very nice cafe type free breakfast.On the way back stopped at Best Western in Marion Ar..
    In 2010 I drove to Burns Oregon in June and stayed at the Ramada Inn in Santa Cruz N.Mexico and one in Salt Lake City Utah on the way.,Did the same two stops on the way home.And I will say never again.dirty,noisy and somewhat rude and had to beg for a coupon for free breakfast.
    I drove back again to Burns Oregon in September,but that time I decided to make my reservations with Best Western.I stayed at one on the way up in Santa Rosa N.Mexico when I walked in the room there was a note saying Welcome Harold Have a nice stay thought that was very nice.. And again due to time Ramada in S.L.City U.but on the way back i stayed at the BEST WESTERN EXECUTIVE INN at Midvale UT. and had a reservation at B W. in Santa Rosa NM.but ran into an ice and snow storm E of Albuquerque and had to go back
    What I am trying to say is this.I now belong to Best Western Rewards and am planning a driving to Las Vegas in April don't have any other plans after that (YET) but you can bet my stays will be with Best Western from now on.

    By Steph on February 8, 2011 11:09 AM

    I would like to stay an extra day or two for 'leisure' or 'fun' instead of just staying for business. Life is too short and we need to enjoy ourselves. Many times we take care of 'business' and forget to relax.

    By "Gilligan" on February 8, 2011 11:12 AM

    I plan to get off this island this year! I'm tired of eating freakin' coconuts, and the Skipper needs a nasal strip to stop his snoring! I'm taking Mary-Anne to Vegas baby!!!

    By Alex Passini on February 8, 2011 11:13 AM

    My 2010 travel resolution was to go on a cruise to the Bahamas which we did, my 2011 travel resolution is a trip with my family to Hawaii or a cruise to Alaska.

    By Kimberley Paul on February 8, 2011 11:14 AM

    In 2010 - we celebrated our 30th anniversary and took our first vacation ever. We spent time on the East Coast visiting history and the ocean. That was a dream come true!

    Now we know why people take vacations. We spent our next to last night at a Best Western outside of the Asheville area and woke to the beautry of the mountains.

    We are already planning this years trip!

    By Leanne on February 8, 2011 11:15 AM

    we plan to travel this spring for a family vacation, and it will b a big surprise for our kids... they don't know what is coming!

    By Renee on February 8, 2011 11:17 AM

    I will be travelling from Calgary to Abu Dhabi to visit my sister,who is currently working there, over Easter.

    By Ed on February 8, 2011 11:29 AM

    My wife and I are travelers. Our resolution and plans in the USA are very simple. Avoid high air fares and travel by car.

    By Jane Jackson on February 8, 2011 11:35 AM

    In 2010 I saw the Rockies! Friends couldn't believe it when I'd say that I'd never been to Colorado nor seen the Rocky Mountains. I've traveled so many places, in the US and around the world, so how could I not have seen the Rockies? Using our son's Centre College soccer game against Colorado College in October as our excuse, my husband and I spent 10 days hiking around Manitou Springs, Buena Vista [where we stayed in a beautiful Best Western with a grand view of the Collegiate Peaks from our room] and Rocky Mountain National Park. I had heard the term "majestic" used to describe the Rockies -- what a perfect term! What a great trip! And Centre won their game too -- GO COLONELS!

    By Joel Yong on February 8, 2011 11:38 AM

    My travel achievement last year... Was flying from Chicago to San Francisco on First Class with an economy class price tag!

    By Steve W. on February 8, 2011 11:38 AM

    At the start of last year, I moved from Saskatchewan to the West Coast. In doing so I wasn't able to bring my car with me. During the summer I flew back and picked up my car and drove it through the BEAUTIFUL Rocky Mountains in just under 3 days. Where did I stay in my travels? Best Western of course!

    By Lise Young on February 8, 2011 11:40 AM

    My husband and I are retired and enjoy photographing birds. Our travel resolution this year is to find the elusive birds on our list in Arizona and Churchill Manitoba. What a great hobby.

    Lise Young

    By linda ambuhl on February 8, 2011 11:50 AM

    my travel resolution is to stick with using best western and not other rewards programs so i can have more free nights and great service

    By Steve W. on February 8, 2011 11:51 AM

    At the start of last year, I moved from Saskatchewan to the West Coast. In doing so I wasn't able to bring my car with me. During the summer I flew back and picked up my car and drove it through the BEAUTIFUL Rocky Mountains in just under 3 days. Where did I stay in my travels? Best Western of course!

    By Ian on February 8, 2011 11:53 AM

    We've committed as parents to road trip again from our home near Salt Lake City to Rice Lake Wisconsin (wife's family lives there) with the 5 of our 8 children that still live at home. It's about a 3,000 mile trip, and we've done it a few times before.
    Have you ever traveled 3,000 miles in a van with 5 kids under the age of 16? It's a challenge, that's for sure. But well worth it to spend time with family. It's a two day drive, but we love to stay half way (Nebraska) at a Best Western so the kids can get out, swim, have a nice sleep and breakfast before hitting the road again. Anything else would be, well crazy :).

    By Norma Tomiczek on February 8, 2011 11:54 AM

    My resolution is to travel by car from Nova Scotia to Destin Florida for a holiday and to stay at the Best Westerns along the way so I can collect points.

    By Miles on February 8, 2011 11:54 AM

    Ah, to be sitting in a Irish Pub this summer at closing time and the patrons break into the Irish National Anthem. Tenors, basses, altos all singing in unison. Now that would be a wonderful evening in a beautiful country. That's our travel resolution for this summer.

    By Cindy K on February 8, 2011 11:56 AM

    I stay at the Best Western for all my business trips where Best Western is available. I am saving the reward miles I accrue for a trip to Hawaii at the end of this year.

    By Judy on February 8, 2011 11:57 AM

    My New Years Resolution in 2011 is backpack and travel Italy/Spain, Europe. Taking pictures of sculptures and visiting museums, indulging in fine wine while learning culture and history. I've always wanted the opportunity to have that experience before I settle down with family and kids, hopefully I can this year.

    By Norma Tomiczek on February 8, 2011 11:57 AM

    my travel resolution is to motor to Destin Florida from Nova Scotia spending my nights along the way at the Best Western's so I can accumulate my points

    By Nina on February 8, 2011 11:58 AM

    This past summer our family of six drove across Canada out west to the Rockies, Yoho and as far as Golden B.C. We headed south through the States and back north-east home. We had a highlight stay in the Thunder Bay Ontario Best Western near the airport . There we signed up for the rewards programme and were given exceptional service!

    By Elizabeth O on February 8, 2011 12:01 PM

    Resolved in 2010: to visit at least 15 holy wells in Ireland in just two weeks. In fact, I managed to visit 21 holy wells (and finding them is sometimes part of the challenge). Resolution accomplished!

    By SCOTT SIEBEN on February 8, 2011 12:03 PM

    My travel commitment would be got some place warm with my family.

    By TW on February 8, 2011 12:03 PM

    My travel resolution is to get out and expose my two boys to more of the great Western U.S. (Montana, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) before they graduate from high school. These are the years that make such lasting impressions - I want to make the most of them!

    By Margaret Anderson on February 8, 2011 12:05 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is"be packed and ready to go" there is a huge world out there to explore and when I see a travel deal I will be ready to act on it. If I have to overnight somewhere I will choose Best Western Hotels, they have such comfortable beds and the service is amazing.

    By AshAsh on February 8, 2011 12:15 PM

    My resolution is to set all realistic goals and to achieve them. All of my life I've wanted to travel to Africa with my best friend. To explore new country and experience a new way of culture.

    By Tarja on February 8, 2011 12:17 PM

    In summer 2010 we had the opportunity to travel Europe. Had a fabulous time in Prague (Kinsky Garden) , Vienna (Hotel Kaiserhof Wien) and Villa Gabriele D Annunzio in Firenze (Florence).

    By Antonietta Burnett on February 8, 2011 12:24 PM

    My goal is to travel more often with my children before they leave home. I want to show them what a beautiful Country we live in.

    By Rollean Barbeau on February 8, 2011 12:25 PM

    I turn 78 on Feb. 13/11.

    My husband is 80 and we are going to drive from Peterborough to California in April. We are taking our 60 yr old daughter with us to help drive.

    We will be stopping at Memphis to see Graceland. Texas and Las Vegas on our way. In California we are going to San Fransico and then drive down Hwy 1 to see the Ocean and Mountains. We will visit Hollywood amongst other famous places.

    We will be staying in hotels all along the way. This a quite a feat at our age, but we are going to do it!

    By Wayne on February 8, 2011 12:50 PM

    In August 2010 I took my 3 young children,(along with a nurse for my son with some disabilities) to the Black Hills for the first time. While driving across South Dakota we encountered a huge thunderstorm causing us and most other traffic to stop along the interstate. The winds were reportedly over 90 mph. A couple of brave and foolish souls continued on. We had reservations at the BEST WESTERN in Mitchell S.D. When the storm died down we cntinued on and within a couple of miles saw those cars that continued blown off the road.! It was very comforting to check into the warm and safe BEST WESTERN in Mitchell. The proprieter was very friendly and attentive. The next day we continued on to the Black Hills where we again stayed in a very nice BEST WESTERN for 3 days of horseback riding, fishing, cave exploring and hiking. One thing that impressed me was how many people from around the world were at the same BEST WESTERN. We met several couples and families frrom Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Russia! Thanks for playing a pivitol part in a trip that my children will always remember!

    By Tona on February 8, 2011 12:50 PM

    My 2010 travel resolution was to travel with my husband to strengthen our relationship. I also wanted to go somewhere nice with my children, spouses and grandchildren. My resolution was met and exceeded.
    Not only did I have a great time with family but we were treated with so much kindness by the people in the travel business. I'm really thankful for the kind and friendly people who make vacations extra special.
    I hope to be able to travel more often in the coming year.

    By Pauline Tjokro on February 8, 2011 12:57 PM

    Our travel resolution for this year is happy & free, which means arranging a stay at Best Western accommodation when possible. Destinations include US, Mexico and South East Asian

    By c benesh on February 8, 2011 1:04 PM

    This year I just want to get as physically far from here as possible. I'm going to New Zealand!

    By Wayne on February 8, 2011 1:10 PM

    In August 2010 I took my 3 young children,(along with a nurse for my son with some disabilities) to the Black Hills for the first time. While driving across South Dakota we encountered a huge thunderstorm causing us and most other traffic to stop along the interstate. The winds were reportedly over 90 mph. A couple of brave and foolish souls continued on. We had reservations at the BEST WESTERN in Mitchell S.D. When the storm died down we cntinued on and within a couple of miles saw those cars that continued blown off the road.! It was very comforting to check into the warm and safe BEST WESTERN in Mitchell. The proprieter was very friendly and attentive. The next day we continued on to the Black Hills where we again stayed in a very nice BEST WESTERN for 3 days of horseback riding, fishing, cave exploring and hiking. One thing that impressed me was how many people from around the world were at the same BEST WESTERN. We met several couples and families frrom Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Russia! Thanks Best Western for being an integral part to a vacation my children will always remember

    By Judy Castellan on February 8, 2011 1:16 PM

    In September 2010, after a cruise from Copenhagen to Venice, my husband and I made our way to the island of Cres Croatia, his birthplace. We visited his the home where he was born and toured the home of his deceased grandfather. We had a rental car and toured the island from one end to the other as well as the island of Krk where I have a cousin and the beautiful Istrian penninsula. A dream come true. And oh yes, in Copenhagen, we stayed in the Best Western, on my birthday!

    By Joyce Christensen on February 8, 2011 1:19 PM

    My family is spread out from one coast to the other. I would like to have everyone together again............maybe at a Best Western in the middle somewhere.

    By val mowatt on February 8, 2011 1:37 PM

    I had always planned a trip across canada, but before the grandbabies get too old, we are taking them to disneyland this year..they are 6 & 8..next year maybe canada, we took a trip across the states one year and covered 13 states...would love to do that again. Can't wait to do the cross canada!

    By Jim S. on February 8, 2011 1:42 PM

    This year I will see a shuttle launch, never caught one before. I wish to camp in the Everglades and to drive the Gulf coast from Key West to Brownsville TX, the last of the US mainland coast I haven't driven.

    By Kim on February 8, 2011 1:48 PM

    I have recently been asked to oversee our Anchorage, Alaska office at work. Unfortunately, there is no budget for travel. I would love to make a vacation that way with my family and surprise the 100 or so people that don't expect to see me any time soon! There's nothing more exciting than a surprise visit from the human resources rep!

    By Lori Schienke on February 8, 2011 1:51 PM

    My sister has lived in southern France for a couple years, and I would love to make a trip there to visit her this year. France has been my dream destination for 20 years, ever since studying the Palace of Versailles in high school - now having my sister there is just a bonus.

    By Rose Gilmore on February 8, 2011 1:56 PM

    I recently retired from a year round special ed teaching schedule with only travel time opportunities during spring and winter breaks.
    My 2011 resolution is to take advantage of the new unscheduled time, available to me, to travel more. I am especially looking forward to taking trips during mid-week when destinations are less crowded and prices tend to be more affordable. We have so many incredible places to see and things to do here in California that are within reasonable driving distance of the Bay Area. I have a long list of places to drive to, stay a night or two and leisurely enjoy the scenery and activities the area has to offer.
    The $250 Best Western Travel Card would be a very nice addition to my travel budget.

    By LMR on February 8, 2011 1:58 PM

    Travel resolution is to travel more, sit at home less, and see all the sites this great country has to offer.

    By Pat Barnes on February 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    My resolution in 2011 is to be able to make reservations for my husbands 60th birthday in May of 2012. I hope to provide hotel rooms for us and 5 other couples to help him celebrate his big day. At least one person in each couple have been friends for a minimum of 13 years and we have known the majority of them for over 35 years.
    Pat Barnes

    By Sue on February 8, 2011 2:11 PM

    My travel resolution is to continue our quest to ride all of Route 66. This year we plan to start in Chicago and travel to Joplin, Missouri.

    By Jennifer Pinney-Rodger on February 8, 2011 2:13 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to build more family memories by journeying to the Maritime provinces in eastern Canada. My children are 11 and 14 years of age, which is perfect for family holidays where we can all, adults and children alike, enjoy the experiences and sights together. Last summer we had the trip of a lifetime when we went to Europe - and although we did considerable camping while there, I must say we enjoyed our Best Western hotel stays interspersed between the days of camping (so we could feel a little more human every once in a while). Our Maritime road trip will involve camping too, but we plan to break that up with some Best Western hotel stays again. A Best Western gift card would be a welcome addition to the budgeting plans for this holiday!

    By Captain Zero on February 8, 2011 2:33 PM

    Starting from June Lake, Ca.,I've planned a mega trip this Summer.On my 2005 Honda Goldwing motorcycle, I'll take HWY 395 up to Reno, Nv. and up the pan-handle of Idaho to Sandpoint. Being a pilot, the Byrd Aviation Museum is a must stop for me. It's been awhile since I've visited Canada, so on to Glacier National Park. Across Canada HWY 1 to Winnipeg where I'll enter the USA in Minnesota. I have a fond memory of Winnipeg or not so fond; in 1973 I hit a moose...damn that's a big annimal! I'll continue on the lower end of the Great Lakes with a stop in Connecticut where my brother will join me for a bowl of Clam Chowder in Cape Cod. I haven't even thought the return trip but this one has got to be close to ten thousand miles. Every night will be spent at a Best Western and that is my resolution for 2011.

    By Lolo on February 8, 2011 2:39 PM

    My resolution is to go on more short weekend trips within drivign distance. These are often more fun than the stressful airplane trip. I love going to Grand Marais every year and staying in a suite at that best western.

    By Andy on February 8, 2011 2:39 PM

    My travel resolution this year is to visit my sister and her family in Halifax. As a Maritimer now living in BC, I find it a treat to travel "home" and visit friends and hangout in some of my former haunts and stomping grounds.

    By Debbie on February 8, 2011 2:49 PM

    My husband and I spent a week and a half on a road trip - the only thing missing was the station wagon! We traveled from So Cal to Park City, UT, stopping and seeing the sights along the way in Las Vegas, Mesquite, NV, and Cedar City, UT hiking, playing golf and bike riding. On the way home we hiked up the Narrows in Zion - what an experience and what a beautiful country we live in.

    By Jerry Goedert on February 8, 2011 2:53 PM

    My wife and I have been wanting to go to Hawaii for over 30 years. Last year we celebrated our 50th weddidng anniversary. In September we were able to see our dream come true. We went to Hawaii and stayed 10 nights at the Best Western Coconut at Waikiki on Oahu. The hotel accomodations were marvelous. The staff was great. We had breakfast every morning at the hotel icluding fresh juices, fresh pineapple and other fruits and many other great breakfast items. It was a fantastic trip that we will never forget.

    By Tammy Bush on February 8, 2011 3:06 PM

    My travel resolution is to allow my eight year old son play travel rep hockey and for me to be able to do it without breaking the bank..
    Go Beast Go

    By Patricia on February 8, 2011 3:10 PM

    Years ago my husband and I decided to use our honeymoon money to bring his parents and a brother from war torn Croatia to Montreal (instead of taking a honeymoon) so they could attend our wedding.
    19 years and three kids later we are still trying to take that honeymoon. It hasn't been easy but we are happy.
    We dream of any place warm where the kindling doesn't only come from inside our hearts. I know I have already won my prize, now I'd like to elope with him, just once, for real!

    By Patricia on February 8, 2011 3:33 PM

    Years ago my husband and I decided to use our honeymoon money to bring his parents and a brother from war torn Croatia to Montreal (instead of taking a honeymoon) so they could attend our wedding.
    19 years and three kids later we are still trying to take that honeymoon. It hasn't been easy but we are happy.
    We dream of any place warm where the kindling doesn't only come from inside our hearts. I know I have already won my prize, now I'd like to elope with him, just once, for real!

    By Lisa on February 8, 2011 3:40 PM

    Last year my husband and I decided to take a road trip, our first vacation in I don't know how many years. We headed from Ontario down through Pennsylvania, and then stayed a few days in Washington DC. From there, we continued over to the coast and down through Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Then we tracked west and north, up through the Blue Ridge parkway and then into Lexington Kentucky in time for the last 4 days of the World Equestrian Games (the first time the WEG has been held outside of Europe). Most of the trip, we stayed at Best Western. We have decided that we must do a road trip every year - this year it might be New England!

    By Mike LaGioia on February 8, 2011 3:48 PM

    I will definitely be staying at the Best Western Hibiscus again this year!

    By Heidi on February 8, 2011 3:51 PM

    My goal is to take my daughters and husband to Eastern Canada to show them where I grew up - Quebec and the Maritime Provinces...

    By Patricia Stone on February 8, 2011 3:59 PM

    My travel accomplishment for 2010 took place on my birthday on May 13, 2010. My husband had asked me what I wanted to do for this very significant birthday as I was turning 75 years! I said my greatest wish was to make a trip to our favorite ski mountain (Mammoth Mountain, CA), and be able to ski all day on my birthday. As senior skiers (skiers since the 70's), we have season passes for Mammoth and try to get up there as often as possible, usually one week per month during ski season. My birthday was a really special ski day, as the weather was clear with a cloudless blue sky and great snow. The day was perfect, as my gift included a new pair of skis and a wonderful dinner out at a gourmet restaurant with friends.

    By Allan on February 8, 2011 4:00 PM

    I would like to take my grandchildren to Disneyland this year.

    By margaret on February 8, 2011 4:04 PM

    My travel goal for 2010 is to hike in Big Bend, Texas and in 2011 to run my first ever marathon.

    By David Coates on February 8, 2011 4:08 PM

    My wife and decided to test our snowbird wings last fall with a six-week southern road trip, capped by a canal-front house rental in Siesta Kay. Leaving the last week in October and returning the first week in December, we combined our holiday with a tour of the Old South, stopping off in Savannah and Cedar Key, then Saint Augustine and Charleston, SC on the return trip. And Best Western provided us with timely and comfortable accommodation when weather forced us to 'hole up' in some places. We had so much fun, we'll do Arkansas and New Orleans on our way to Florida later this year. As for the way back, who wants to come back?

    By Gwen Osborne on February 8, 2011 4:23 PM

    My travel resolution: Visit at least one new country and flounder around in its language. Camp near home, sleeping on the ground and looking more closely at the leafs and petals of my home state.

    By Barry on February 8, 2011 4:49 PM

    My travel resolution for this year is to travel more for pleasure and less for work!

    By Bob Vernon on February 8, 2011 5:13 PM

    We are planning to have a Family reunion in FL to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

    By kirk corless on February 8, 2011 5:28 PM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is not really for me per se, it's for my wife and daughter. I always wanted to celebrate our anniversary at Walt Disney World in Florida, however due to financial reasons, our daughter had foot surgery, etc; we were not able to go the past few years. I hope this year we can take a special trip down in "Land of the Mouse" :)

    By Mike Martinez on February 8, 2011 5:34 PM

    Our son was born on 9/11. Yes, miracles happened that day. We told our family (giving them plenty of time to save for the trip) when our son turns 10 and he is old enough to enjoy the rides, we are taking him to Disney World. Well, that is this year and we are planning the trip. We went to Disney World in '95 and had scratched it off our bucket list, then we had our wonderful son. He is very active in sports, etc. and will really enjoy Disney World. Can't wait to take him. We love Best Western, reasonable rates, comfortable accommodations and you can find one just about anywhere.

    By Jim Conley on February 8, 2011 5:58 PM

    Forty-eight years ago my wife and I spent our honeymoon in New Orleans and we have never have been back as we promised ourselves back in 1963. We didn't have much money to spend but we did go to a place called Court of Two Sisters and ordered a drink in a glass shaped like a latern glass w/ 2 straws so we could share the one drink. We don't remember where we stayed but it was on the outskirts of town where the rates were lower. We do have pictures of the motel but are sure it is no longer there. We plan to visit our daughter in Fairhope, AL and then go on to New Orleans in June for another honeymoon if the Lord be willing.

    By Vilma Shakabpa on February 8, 2011 6:05 PM

    I would like to go to Tibet to see the Potala and Tsuglakhang.

    By PAM on February 8, 2011 6:33 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to go to WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA for the Barrett-Jackson Antique Car Auction this April. My hubby and I are going to spend a few days enjoying each other and our antique car addiction. And believe me the prize would be a big help in paying for our stay at the Best Western Hotel near the West Palm beach airport.

    By Mary K. Manley on February 8, 2011 6:54 PM

    I would like to see my husband (83) see his brother (80) in No. Carolina and he very much wants to drive from CA. He loves driving and is a good driver and we enjoy the journey along the way and love to stay at Best Westerns. However, the price of gas may be a problem. This would sure help the situation. Thanks for your consideration. Mary

    By Lisa on February 8, 2011 7:00 PM

    I've never travelled outside of Ontario and would love to go to British Columbia. Every picture I've seen of that province from my family members who live there is just beautiful and I'd love to see it in person. I don't get to see my family very often and have been trying to find the time and money to go out there for years.

    By Carole on February 8, 2011 7:22 PM

    We hope to visit 10 National Parks in 2011. We have already visited Sequoia and Joshua Tree.

    By Robert on February 8, 2011 7:49 PM

    I fulfilled my travel resolution for 2010 by repeating our family vacation to Rivieria Maya over Thanksgiving - gotta love it on the beach!

    By George on February 8, 2011 8:36 PM

    My wife and I(retired) stay at Best Western first. From March 2010 to February 2011 we will have spent 150 nights in 13 Best Western hotels in Canada and the U.S. Some of our stays where a vacation and the rest(135) are attributed to the birth of our first grandson in San Francisco. We are staying at the Best Western Grosvenor Hotel and are absolutely thrilled with this hotel, the management and their staff. We will be returning regularly in the future for family visits and to see our friends at the Grosvenor. Anyone planning a trip to San Francisco should check out this hotel first.

    By Doug on February 8, 2011 8:41 PM

    I spent over 120 nights in over 10 Best Western Hotels in 2010. My resolution this year is to stay in over 20 Best Western Hotels and exceed 200 nights. I have never had accommodations that were unacceptable. I have had some really great experiences. Such as the night I got a flat tire in a blizzard and the hotel called not only to check on me, but one desk associate ventured out in the snow to several service stations trying to find assistance for me. I stay at that hotel weekly and one just could not be treated better than the staff at the Jamaica Inn in Jamaica NY treats me. Although, the Best Western Grant Park in Chicago does have an incredible property with 5 star staff. Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel And Conference Center, Bethlehem PA also has great accommodations with plenty of food and lounge choices and great rooms. The list goes on. I love staying at Best Western and I would also like one of my 2011 stays to be in another country.

    By Laura on February 8, 2011 8:43 PM

    My resolution is to travel whenever and wherever I want to!!!!!

    By Darin on February 8, 2011 8:43 PM

    Our family's travel goal for 2011 is to visit Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC this spring. Much warmer than where we are from:)
    Now, I only hope our 1 1/2 yr old toddler can behave on our flights.....

    By Rob on February 8, 2011 10:04 PM

    My resolution is to make the most of my time off and travel the world -- with adventures unlike anything I've ever seen, rather than the same old, same old.

    By Anthony on February 8, 2011 10:06 PM

    I travel frequently for business purposes. During my travels I frequently stay at Best Westerns. My wife and I discussed traveling for Spring Break this year and decided to go to a spring training for a major league baseball team. We will be traveling with our two children to experience the fun of pre-season baseball. I am lucky enough to have some rewards points saved up and we are planning on making our vacation less expensive by redeeming those points. Thank you Best Western.

    By Asmahan on February 8, 2011 10:28 PM

    To travel to Euorpe this summer to London, Paris, and France with my husband and stay at the Best Western's along the way!

    By Paul McAfee on February 8, 2011 11:55 PM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to travel at least one weekend every month this year! So far so good! In January I celebrated the New Year in Paris, then visited Brussels, Belgium for a few days. In February, it's a business-personal trip to Dallas. I'll visit my Mom in Phoenix in March. In August, it's Wales. In September, Prague and Budapest. So much world, so little time!

    By Dorcas Herr on February 9, 2011 12:19 AM

    Last year I spent two months achieved my goal of studying for 2 months in Italy and visiting small off the beaten path places. I studied in San Remo and in Lucca, visiting small beach towns like Bordighera and Allassio, and walking to Bussana Vecchia, the 11th century village that had been deserted due to an earthquake, but rebuild in part by artists who occupied the ruins. I visited Sarzana for the International Antique Fair, watched a joust in Pistoia, became a fan of the Palio in the small town of Bientina. I rode standing up in a 4 wheeler through the Alpuan Alps taking photos while bracing for the hairpin turns by leaning my elbows on the open sun roof. I cycled the countryside as well as the beach front. I tangled my brain learning of Italian Politics in Italian and watched a vigil in a town who was determined to resist the mafia. I heard the stories of the dead grandfather who really never died, a woman's first, only and terrifying ski experience, a lifelong residents insider story of Lucca and was taught new words by children. It was not my first visit, nor will it be my last. Italian is music for my soul.

    By Carina Vause on February 9, 2011 1:38 AM

    In 2010 My family went to Yellowstone National Park. I have wanted to go for several years and share that not only with my husband but with the kids before they grew up and moved out - which isn't all that far off.

    I am so glad I stuck to my guns and convinced them all it would be worth the drive as it was, and I know we'll all remember it for a long time!

    I would reccomend it to anyone!

    By Ejaz on February 9, 2011 1:39 AM

    My 2011 travel resolution is to visit my mom and family out of state. Seeing mom has been my biggest resolution of each year and so would be 2011.

    Ejaz

    By Laurel Kahak on February 9, 2011 2:12 AM

    I resolve to travel at a slower pace in 2011 so that I may stop and smell the roses!

    By Carole Boyd on February 9, 2011 2:22 AM

    I resolve to travel in 2011 only to the places that I love and that have Best Western accommodations.

    By Isaac W. Bell, Jr on February 9, 2011 3:52 AM

    My wife had visited and stayed in every state for 2 to 4 days but 5 states. They were all on the east coast. So last year I wanted to take her to those states. We did it with Maine being our last state.
    This year I plan on taking her to Key West FL so she may swim and play with the Dolphins. This has always been her dream. She is 78 and has Mysathina Gravis so she has to use a wheel chair at times but that doesn't stop her. We checke for Best Western Hotels so we know where we will be staying. Also we want to go back to Maine to Acaida National Park so we can see the first sunrise in the US.

    By Isaac W. Bell on February 9, 2011 4:18 AM

    Sir, My resolution for 2011 is to fulfil my wifes dream of playing and swimming with the dolphins in Key West, FL. She has Mysathina Gravis and at times has to use a wheel chair. Both of us at 80 and 78 love to travel. We always feel safe when we stay at Best Western.

    By david henschel on February 9, 2011 4:47 AM

    My comment regards air travel to and from a Best Western destination.
    We travel regularly from St. Louis, Mo. to Portland, Or. (then to Newberg, Or.) to visit our daughter and granddaughter. It is our wish that Southwest (A Best Western partner) implement a non-stop round trip flight between cities..

    By Robert Grubb on February 9, 2011 4:48 AM

    My wife and I plan on going to the New England states this summer, as we've never been there. Looking forward to going to both new, and old travel spots. Enjoy Best Western the most, because we haven't found bedbugs at any of Best western suites we have stayed at, so far.

    By david henschel on February 9, 2011 4:54 AM

    Comment about a Best Western Travel Partner.

    My wife and I dream of a Southwest non-stop flight from St. Louis to Portland Or. (Newberg, Or.). We travel there regularly and have to endure a long day of plane changes etc.

    By Barbara Halabut on February 9, 2011 5:09 AM

    Today is Feb 9th, 2011, great to receive email on contest with deadline of submission Jan 31, 2011.
    My husband and I enjoyed our two week 2010 trip touring Atlantic Canada, the beauty and grace NB, PEI and NS. So many hidden secrets and side roads to see and things to do along with great sea food. Due to my job redundance in Sept 2011 we are only planning a one week 2011 travel to see area around and in Thompson Mb. or Thunder Bay, Ont. We enjoy driving trips and comfort of a good night stay in the comfort of your hotels in Canada and USA. Thank you

    By Linda Morey on February 9, 2011 5:27 AM

    I had the most amazing trip over Christmas 2010, despite being rerouted from landing in Europe because of the snow storms. (Had to go to Hong Kong). I went to Abu Dhabi, U.A. E. to see a girlfriend from Saskatchewan. It was so different than anywhere I've ever been and was glad to have experienced the middle east. The Arabian Gulf is stunningly blue and the country was very clean.
    My resolution now is to see the other half of Canada. I've never been east of Toronto! When possible I too, enjoy seeing your signs in the cities, and find it a comfort to know that Best Western is all over the world.

    By Penny on February 9, 2011 5:31 AM

    My trip for 2011 would be to take my daughter to the Calgary Stampede. Her wish of a life time( at age 14!)

    By Jim Hall on February 9, 2011 6:04 AM

    On June 27, 2010, we left VT and picked up Rte 66 in Springfield, MO where we spent 3 nights at the Best Western Rail Haven. We continued on the old route as much as possible to CA. We followed the coast as we had previously done from southern CA to WA. After spending several days in Vancouver, we re-visited the Grand Tetons and other much-loved places. We discovered many new favorites, such as the beautiful MI Upper Peninsula, while returning east. After 11,391 miles, 62 days, 30 states and 2 Canadian provinces, we returned home with many beautiful memories. 40 years ago we took our first cross country trip, camping each night; however, this time, we stayed in motels and looked forward to finding the familiar Best Western sign.

    By Angela Jones on February 9, 2011 6:12 AM

    My resolution is to only stay at Best Westerns so I can maximize the REWARDS program ♥

    By Dave on February 9, 2011 6:24 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to finally take my lovely wife on the European Trip that I have been promising her since before we were married. 2011 is the year! Plane tickets are already bought! Look out London/Paris/Rome, here we come!!

    By Bob on February 9, 2011 6:28 AM

    My girlfriend is 44 years old and she never traveled with her ex-husband. So last year I took her on her very first trip west. We left Wisconsin on a Friday after work and stayed in western Minnesota that night. From there we stopped at 1880 Town, Badlands and Mt. Rushmore on our way to Cooke City Montana. From there we went through the Yellowstone National Park and stayed in Cooke City for a couple more days. Heading home we went up Bear-tooth pass and in to Red Lodge. On to Billings and then to Devils Tower with a stay in Sundance. Next stop Sturgis during the bike rally, a first for both of us. From Sturgis we headed to the Corn Palace, The Great Plains Zoo and home. Great trip, a trip she said she would never forget.

    By Chris Fox on February 9, 2011 6:33 AM

    I wish to see the sun more often this year. I live where the sun don't shine, literally......in Astoria, OR.

    By Amy on February 9, 2011 6:59 AM

    I have both met a travel resolution in 2010 and have a travel resolution for 2011. As a child, my family never travelled, other than day trips. Because of this, I committed to travel with my son. This past summer, we went on a 4700 km road trip to the East Coast. As we are from Ontario, we travelled through Quebec and New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and back home. About ½ of our 12 day vacation was spent at Best Westerns. My son wants to return to the East Coast, so this year I have resolved to take him back and ‘let’ his father come with us :)

    By Amy on February 9, 2011 7:37 AM

    I have both met a travel resolution in 2010 and have a travel resolution for 2011. As a child, my family never travelled, other than day trips. Because of this, I committed to travel with my son. This past summer, we went on a 4700 km road trip to the East Coast. As we are from Ontario, we travelled through Quebec and New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and back home. About ½ of our 12 day vacation was spent at Best Westerns. My son wants to return to the East Coast, so this year I have resolved to take him back and ‘let’ his father come with us :)

    By Amy on February 9, 2011 7:38 AM

    I have both met a travel resolution in 2010 and have a travel resolution for 2011. As a child, my family never travelled, other than day trips. Because of this, I committed to travel with my son. This past summer, we went on a 4700 km road trip to the East Coast. As we are from Ontario, we travelled through Quebec and New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and back home. About ½ of our 12 day vacation was spent at Best Westerns. My son wants to return to the East Coast, so this year I have resolved to take him back and ‘let’ his father come with us :)

    By Judith B on February 9, 2011 7:41 AM

    My resolution is to travel to a country I have never been to this year, where they speak a different language (from French, Spanish or English) so I can really get tge culture shock I like so much!!

    By Michael Fisher on February 9, 2011 7:43 AM

    In 2010 traveled to Europe for a vacation. Saw Father-in-law for last time in the UK. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died shortly thereafter. Traveled back for funeral.

    We are thrifty in all aspects of our retirement to allow us the travel the world and see the wonderful sights and experiences of other societies and cultures. It is our retirement vice and we love it.

    We hope to hit the Vietnam Cambodia region this year.

    By Mike Bourgeois on February 9, 2011 7:46 AM

    Make a trip to Italy in 2011 and stay at Best Western properties - they are great in Europe.

    By Chris G. on February 9, 2011 7:49 AM

    Always wanted to visit the grand canyon, this is going to be the year....

    By Cynde on February 9, 2011 8:06 AM

    Our trip to Florida last fall and our trip to Cape Canaveral this month are the best of 2010 and our travel resolution for 2011. After days of delay in November, and months of waiting for the next launch attempt, we will be flying the 2000 miles back to take in the awesome experience of a Space Shuttle launch. Yeah, it is on our bucket list and one of the toughest to accomplish!

    By Cesar on February 9, 2011 8:12 AM

    Even though times are tough economically for our family, we always resolve to get away, even if for only a short weekend to recharge our batteries and visit family that lives out of town.

    By Patricia Troell on February 9, 2011 8:18 AM

    My granddaughter turns 16 this year and she would like to visit DC and see all of the monuments and do the Smithsonian. I'd love to make this happen for her. Neena

    By Amber B on February 9, 2011 8:21 AM

    Growing up, my family never traveled for leisure. We lived in IL and my mother was from northern farmland in Canada, so our yearly trip consisted of driving 24 hours straight to stay on a farm with NOTHING to do. So when I graduated college, I promised myself I would go out and see the world! However, sometimes life does not allow that...so this year, my resolution is to travel (by car, rail, bus or air!) at least once per month! So far in January, I traveled to two different big cities in the US, I am hitting up Chicago next weekend for restaurant week and the auto show, St. Louis for Mardi Gras, and I have another trip for every month of the year planned out...and I am NOT planning on missing any trips! I think this is the BEST resolution I have come up with so far in my life, and maybe the only one I will have ever kept :) So pick me for your winner, and I will promise not to disappoint!

    By Philippe on February 9, 2011 8:52 AM

    My wife and I have set ourselves a new travel goal this year. From 2011 onwards we plan on going to see as many Wonders of the World as we can. Wish us luck!

    By Oro Librowicz on February 9, 2011 8:54 AM

    My husband and I plan to go to Japan this summer. We have been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively to many countries, but this will be our first time in Japan and we are excited!

    By Hilary Larmour on February 9, 2011 9:13 AM

    Hello All:
    We are now both retired as of Dec. and now we need some alone time.
    So our dreams & wishes are to return to Arizona-Sedona-Tennessee-Texas.
    These places they left us with some very impressive memories.
    We had the opportunity to met with many delightful people along our way with incredible information pertaining to the areas we were visiting, their information was significant to the many places we had and were going to go to.

    Many of our stops were usually for one or two days as that was our time and as far as our finances would take us.
    So winning extra cash to put towards another trip would be marvellous.
    We would just like to get away. This time we can stay longer than 1 or 2 days at one of our favourite B.W.H.

    Thanks H& K

    By Gordon Boettcher on February 9, 2011 9:26 AM

    Some friends from Argentina are coming to visit us here in BC. We plan on taking them down to the Oregon Coast for some good R & R. We'll also tour around BC.

    By Gail Marcial on February 9, 2011 9:39 AM

    I am 74 years old and love to drive, anywhere, with my little dog. We went to Iowa last year to visit my daughter. We then went to Colorado and then back to Texas. We stayed at Best Westerns along the way because I know that they accept pets. I would love to go to Florida this year to see my first great grand baby. God willing and the creek don't rise, I will be there.

    By Clyde N on February 9, 2011 10:03 AM

    I would like to visit the land of my ancestors, Japan, to see where my grandparents lived and their culture and see living relatives. It is important to remember and honor past generations.

    By Patrick Curry on February 9, 2011 10:58 AM

    In August 2010, I finally fulfilled a life-time dream and drove across the country and back. I started in Pennsylvania and ended up in Hollywood via a southern route. My trip home (through Las Vegas, of course) was via a more northern route on Interstate 80. I saw many, many wonderful things and am proud to say that I stayed exclusively at Best Western hotels. I stayed at about 20 different hotels and they were all terrific.

    By Jennifer W. on February 9, 2011 11:09 AM

    We completed out resolution by taking a family vacation to Florida last year, this year our resolution is to take a family vacation to St. Louis!

    By Kerry M. on February 9, 2011 11:22 AM

    As a single Parent I wanted to do something special with my young daughter. I asked her where she would want to go if we could go anywhere in the world...what I was not expecting was a list....the first was Egypt the next was Ireland, then poland etc. In 2009 I made the Egypt trip a reality. and Last year I made the Ireland trip come true. Ireland was extra special to us because that is our heritage. I was so thrilled to make this happen for my daughter. Sacrafices aside... it was totally worth it.... this year we will probably not be able to go to Poland (again our heritage) due to tight funds... but that is my next goal!

    By Valerie on February 9, 2011 11:36 AM

    I have to say my best experience with travelling (other than going to Disney with my kids) was when my partner asked me to go to Mexico with him. We had only been dating for a very short time and here we were in Mexico! The all inclusive resort was amazing, the temperature, even though we went the first week of September (rainy season for Mexico) was awesome! We had such an enjoyable time, just relaxing with no cares in the world! It always seemed to me that travelling was a luxury, but now I see it as therapeutic...a well needed retreat from the every day hustle and bustle of family life....a chance to explore each other and the wonderful world around us...4 months later my partner proposed to me...I said yes!

    By Mike on February 9, 2011 12:20 PM

    I have a 12 year old whose favorite words are "road trip." No doubt this summer we'll roll out on a few or three. Likely destinations include Port Clinton and South Bass Island, Ohio and anothe chink of Route 66.

    By Donna on February 9, 2011 12:25 PM

    My 2010 Travel Accomplishment was touring Washington, D.C. after years of wanting to go and do it. I am 67 years old and saw all that I could possibly see in 3 days, needed a rest after returning home. Loved every minute, so much so, am going back in May with my husband, sister and brother-in-law to see more. We travel together all the time, they are the best travel companions ever.

    By Esther on February 9, 2011 12:38 PM

    On Dec 31 2010, I booked a flight to Australia leaving on March 18th -- even though I have broken my arm - fell on the icey sidewalk - I am determined to go and have a good time - just hoping its healed by that time-- there is so much to see and do there its a lovely country - weny there last year

    By Laura on February 9, 2011 12:48 PM

    2011 Travel resolution: Visit AZ high country on a summer road trip.

    By Carol K on February 9, 2011 12:54 PM

    Last year Best Western Amador, Ca helped us with discounted rooms
    for our professional bowlers who would be helping in the ProAm
    with raffle proceeds going to the Haiti orphanage.
    My dear cousin Scott, his wife and children adopted Claire Brydityzki
    from Haiti and she was also present to the bowling ProAm. The family
    stayed with us at the hotel and it was a very memorable weekend of our lives as we meet Claire for the first time (she had arrived just 3 wks prior).
    This year we are continuing the efforts and we will be staying again at the BW Amador....a big thank you to KC there.

    By Cynthia on February 9, 2011 12:57 PM

    I'm going to travel "my way" and stop paying attention to the expectations and suggestions of others.

    By Fran on February 9, 2011 1:20 PM

    We had a great 2010 in traveling to China, seeing The Great Wall and Terracotta Soldiers plus going to Egypt in October to see pyramids, temples, and hieroglyphics!! Glad we saw Egypt before all the unrest problems! Unfortunately, we had a Feb 2011 Antarctica trip cancelled because ship hit a rock!!

    By John Bauer on February 9, 2011 1:41 PM

    I have a friend in Maui I haven't seen in about 15 years. I want to go this spring!

    By James Mead on February 9, 2011 1:47 PM

    We have wonderful memories of our Sept, 2010 trip to California.
    We took our four kids. Our 14 yr old birth daughter, our 7 yr old adopted son as well as our two foster kids 10 n 8 yrs old.
    We first checked in to Best western across the street from Disneyland where we had a wonderful time and the accommodations were great for our four day stay.
    Then we headed down without reservation looking for another best western, we found a cozy little one within walking distance of the beach.
    Here they provided us with the use of lounge chairs for the beach as well as sand toys for the kids making it a great experience for us all..
    Foster kids often get left behind when in foster care when families take family vacations. But thanks to best western and there wonderful prices and great accommodation they made it possible for us to share our family trip with these kids who have never been to Disneyland or ever seen the ocean. Thanks Best western.
    We are currently planning this same trip but with a new set of kids and you can bet we are booking all our stays with Best Western. After all there name says it all. James Mead

    By Keshava Murthy on February 9, 2011 2:35 PM

    I'm a loyal customer of Best Western for the past 5+ years. Whenever I travel either within USA or international I'll always forst look at if there any Best Western facility available with in 50 miles of my destination and always prefer to stay there. I don't mind staying 50 miles away to get the best price and service offerred by Best Western. Go Best Western :)

    By Beverly on February 9, 2011 3:17 PM

    We love the motorcycle and Best Western we discovered last year is the best for bikers as we get a discount and they have towels and make us feel just a little bit more special than other hotels. My resolution is to just stay Best WEstern on our bike trip this year.

    By time traveler on February 9, 2011 4:25 PM

    This is OUR year to travel! We two have the time and a great car to wander the USA this year at our leisure. No security lines and flight delays at the airport for us! If we can't drive there, you won't find us there this year. Scenic drives and small beachtowns beckon during the summer months, but first, we can't wait to trade the midwest cold, snow & ice for some Florida sunshine next week. A trip across the middle of the country towards California is already in the planning stages for this fall. We always stop to see family & friends as we pass through their regions, but we don't like to stay overnight with them. Best Westerns suit me just fine. Besides, we can't linger very long. We have to be on our way - another adventure is waiting just down the road...

    By Elizabeth Moncelle on February 9, 2011 4:28 PM

    My husband and I are in our 70s and will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary next June and we plan to travel to Mich. and Canada to commemorate our anniversary.

    By Tessa Perkins on February 9, 2011 6:16 PM

    I plan to go on a nice sunny vacation with my boyfriend after graduating from SFU! :) We're thinking of going to Hawaii most likely, and we want to take a cruise there.

    By ray monroe on February 9, 2011 8:04 PM

    I plan on taking my wife of 47 years to British Columbia for our anniversary. One place we love to stay is the Best Western Colonial Inn in Bellingham, Washington. We will stay in a Best Western affiliate in BC.
    We are also going to California for a golf tournament and look forward to staying in Best Westerns on our way to, during and returning from California.

    By John M on February 9, 2011 9:17 PM

    Took my wife on a little drive in my 30 year old Triumph. From Tacoma to San Diego and back for a regional Triumph car show. San Diego beaches, a Gold concours award, Big Sur and the redwoods with the top down.

    By Jeff K on February 10, 2011 4:34 AM

    To finish visiting all 50 states. Only 12 more to go, most are in the western center part on the country. After that, to visit all the US Territories.

    By Jeff K on February 10, 2011 4:35 AM

    To finish visiting all 50 states. Only 12 more to go, most are in the western center part on the country. After that, to visit all the US Territories.

    By Mim on February 10, 2011 6:16 AM

    The girls and I finally had a 4 day shopping trip in Grove City! That doesn't sound like much but when two of us are shift workers, it is very hard to co-ordinate schedules! My hubby and I have had numerous trips to the Niagara region wine country and have enjoyed our stays at the Best Westerns in the area. The people are always friendly and helpful at the front desk and our stay is always comfortable.

    By Joy on February 10, 2011 6:34 AM

    I attended a conference in Victoria BC in Sept 2010. The day after the conference was over, my husband and oldest daughter drove in from Whitby Ontario. They had driven 4400 km (2734 miles) across Canada. That same night our youngest daughter flew in from Toronto to meet us. We all went out for dinner to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Our daughters had left their young families at home to spend some time with us and it was an incredible adventure.
    From Victoria we drove to Tofino, Gabriola Island, Vancouver, Okanagan Valley, Banff, the Cowboy Trail, Radium Hot Springs and small towns and big cities across this wonderful country. We saw old forts, elk, moose and wolves, watched the salmon run, adored the beautiful prairies, wonderful Winnipeg, visited family, met new friends, took a thousand pictures and fulfilled a long time promise to ourselves.
    The girls left us in Winnipeg and the two of us meandered home to southern Ontario – basking in the gratitude of spending this precious time we had with them and knowing that we were given an opportunity of a lifetime.

    By Lori on February 10, 2011 9:13 AM

    In July 2010, our family, aging from 45 to 3 years old, set off in our van from Saskatoon to British Columbia. New Westminster is a two nights stay away from Saskatoon. So, with our Best Western catalogue in hand, we were easily able to choose hotels along the way. Our favourite by far was the new Best Western in Kamloops. Journying home, our second favourite was Vernon. The river running through the hotel was calming and the kids especially enjoyed the ducks who snuck in. Our 2011 resolution is to take the kids to Disneyland as they have proven to us that they are ready to travel. Thanks, Best Western, for the service on our journy.

    By Chris D on February 10, 2011 11:00 AM

    Last year we flew to Phoenix for $840. This year it is almost $2100. So we are going to drive down and we are going to be nice and not argue all the way there and way the way back. That is almost 7000kms round trip. Wish us luck. We are also going to stay in Bestwestern's along the way. If you stay 3 nights, you can get 1 night free. We usually stay at Bestwestern's anyways.

    By Mickey H on February 10, 2011 11:16 AM

    Our Mother passed away 1 1/2 years ago. My mentally challenged brother has lived with her all his life. Never went anywhere. We plan on taking a trip out west this coming fall and show him some of the United States. We took him to Florida and he was so amazed at the ocean, we want him to see the Grand Canyon, etc. He has lives all his life in a small town and eating out for him was getting a grilled chicken sandwich at a BP gas station. While we are all still physically able, we would like to make a month long trip and show him the western part of the United States.

    By BW InnsiderAuthor Profile Page on February 10, 2011 11:54 AM

    Thank you for your nice comments on Best Western’s You Must Be Trippin 2011 Travel Resolutions Contest. We're very happy to hear that you have made Best Western a part of your 2011 Travel Resolutions and that you enjoy the benefits of our Rewards program. Happy travels!

    By Meganon on February 10, 2011 1:53 PM

    To celebrate my mom's birthday in 2010 we went on a trip together - something we haven't done in years!

    By Adeline on February 10, 2011 1:54 PM

    Friends of ours moved to Australia years ago, and our goal is to travel there to see them, and while we are the other side of the planet, tour beautiful green New Zealand as well.

    By Michael on February 10, 2011 7:22 PM

    I plan to fly to and stay in L.A. at a B.W. very close to my son's aparttment, visiting my son learning to surf and snowboard then visit my parents in Phoenix also staying at the very close B.W. there.

    By Larry Myers on February 11, 2011 12:58 PM

    Go back to Helsingborg Sweden and stay with the great staff there.

    By Karen on February 11, 2011 5:59 PM

    Our best family summer vacations have always been road trips to National Parks. In 2010, we visited several California Nat'l Parks (Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Redwoods) with our young adult children - who are nowl happy to go on those long hikes and listen to ranger talks. Travel goal for 2011? At least one National Park visit this summer - and hopefully can get the kids to join us.

    By al on February 12, 2011 8:33 AM

    Going to Montana from Calgary and exploring the southern destinations on route - a change from the normal trips up north.

    By cj on February 12, 2011 2:02 PM

    Finally visited the Bahamas last year. It was warm and a great break from the snow!

    By Mary Anne on February 12, 2011 8:36 PM

    My husband and I travel the month of July each year covering a new part of the U.S. and ending in Rehoboth Beach with friends and family before heading back to Arizona. This year we are going to spend time in the New England states, NH, VT, ME especially, that we have not visited before. We will be staying at Best Westerns along the way as they have proven themselves as excellent accomodations over the past 4 trips.

    By Valarie on February 12, 2011 9:26 PM

    Since becoming a caregiver for my mother, I haven't been able to travel much lately. Now that she's doing a lot better I resolve to do a bit more traveling this year, starting with Las Vegas.

    By Kris on February 12, 2011 9:38 PM

    I'd like to travel at least one place totally new this year.

    By Sandy Welker on February 13, 2011 8:35 AM

    Before I saw this contest, my husband and I had made a resolution to plan a minimum of a 3-day trip every month in 2011, beginning in March.

    By James Dowey on February 13, 2011 11:27 AM

    I resolve to take a trip to Ireland this year.

    By Suzanne Beggs on February 13, 2011 2:13 PM

    I traveled to London England this past June, and plan to travel to Ireland in 2011. I try to take 2 trips a year, this way I can see the world at a much faster pace.

    By Karen Cashen on February 13, 2011 4:59 PM

    In 2010, my husband, our 3 kids, and I travelled outside of the U.S. as a family for the first time. We went to Mexico, about 1 1/2 hours south of Cancun. We had an absolutely wonderful time! We are looking forward to our next vacation together and hoping it happens before our son graduates and moves away to attend college. We'll have to see what we can afford.

    By Eileen Leone on February 13, 2011 5:59 PM

    This year I plan to visit Savannah,GA and Charleston, SC for the history and proximity to the ocean. I would also like to photograph the butterflies and birds of Costa Rica.

    By Sherilyn on February 14, 2011 8:49 AM

    In 2010 I returned for the first time in 54 years to a town in Utah where I was born. The car trip through Utah was interesting but I'd rather live in Alaska.

    By dal on February 14, 2011 9:33 AM

    In 2011 I would like to travel to South America more often.

    By Axel Sorensen on February 15, 2011 6:39 AM

    We would like like to travel to Yellowknise NT.

    By Ron Nourse on February 16, 2011 3:42 PM

    I worked as a Security Supervisor at the Athletes Village, in Whistler, for 9 weeks, during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I also worked as a Security Personnel, at the G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario, a couple of months later. These were two of my most memorable experiences of my life. The people I met and the experiences I had are too numerous to list.

    By Robert Larson on February 17, 2011 5:09 PM

    My father bought a small restaurant business in Los Angeles when i was about 12 years old. From then on, through college degrees, I worked for the family business during any vacation time I had. All the traveling I wanted to do was put on hold. After graduation came my career, and again, my travel desires were put on hold so I could work. Finally, in 2009, I retired at the age of 63 and it was time to put my travel plans at the top of the priority list. The first travel goal I met was in 2010 and it was to drive Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles with my wife. We took our time, staying in a lot of Best Westerns! It was as much fun as I expected it to be, and recording the countryside with my camera has given us some wonderful permanent memories. We plan to take at least one long road trip a year from now on. In 2011, we plan to drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Oregon, and back to Los Angeles down the center of the state, recording the coast views and the central valley views with our camera once again. We look forward to staying in Best Westerns along the way as they are very comfortable!

    By Hans Vermeyden on February 19, 2011 6:46 AM

    Every year our resolution is to visit a place we have never been, for us the best way to plan a trip is to consult the Best Western Hotel Guide...
    We take a look at the maps in the book, see where the B.W. hotels are on our planned itinerary, look them up by state, province, or country, learn from the internet what, when, where about each hotel...
    Always exciting, and for the next adventure in April we fly into Las Vegas(from Montreal), where we have already a choice of 5 BW hotels!!! Then we will drive through Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, visiting Sedona, Grand-Canyon, Page, Cortez, Chinle, Albuquerque, and besides the spectacular & breathtaking vistas, we will always be happy and curious about our next stay at a Best Western...!!! Hans Vermeyden and Cynthia Homan - Platinum Elite Members and proud of it.

    By Wendy D. on February 20, 2011 4:16 PM

    As I get older, I find I would like to revisit many of the places our father took the family to after he retired from the Air Force. We spent the entire summer traveling all over the US that year and I would really love to go back to Yellowstone Nat'l Park this year as my first trip around America. I loved the park with the history, nature and the various geological features. The surrounding area was great also. It would be wonderful to be able to take a couple of weeks and reacquaint myself with the area.

    By Grace on February 20, 2011 7:03 PM

    My travel resolution is to take my running shoes and my swimming suit whenver I go to a Best Western. I need to make sure that I take the time to take care of myslef and exercise.

    By D. Beagle on February 20, 2011 7:45 PM

    2010 was a banner year for travel as we raced to a 3rd and 5th in two different classes in our Northwest road racing series sponsored by the ICSCC. This included 12 weekends of racing with repeated stays in Portland, OR, Mission, BC and Spokane, WA at Best Westerns and at other locations where no Best Westerns are availabe. We even participated in a NASCAR support race in Portland where 37 BMWs provided more exciting racing than the NASCAR guys did.

    By Stephie on February 21, 2011 6:57 AM

    I intend to try all three types of Best Western Hotels while traveling to someplace new with my recently widowed Mom. I want her to be able to see new places ,to forget some of the anguish of the last year, and enjoy herself.

    By Katy M on February 21, 2011 10:51 PM

    My travel resolution is to make it south - to South America!!! I have never been further than the florida keys and I lived in Florida for 10 years so I want to go on a trip to South America and see a new part of the world. I'm not sure how or when but its my goal and I intend it to happen.

    By Erin D. on February 23, 2011 3:44 PM

    My goal this year is to travel to S.F. at least 3 times to see the my favorite baseball team & new world champions the GIANTS!!!

    By Marilyn on February 25, 2011 1:07 PM

    I want to see at least 2 new places this year - either with beautiful Canada or outside of it!

    By michelle on February 25, 2011 7:02 PM

    visit my family in Europe

    By Shane Atkinson on February 25, 2011 7:04 PM

    take my wife to the Florida Keys

    By deb on March 11, 2011 6:24 PM

    I resolve to celebrate by 50th birthday and honeymoon in Hawaii!

    By Pat T. on November 23, 2011 7:45 AM

    My travel resolution for 2011 is to fly Cathay Pacific first class.

    By Jess Garcia on December 10, 2011 10:36 PM

    My resolution for 2011 is to finally get my butt to Las Vegas! I'm 26, travel for a living and have never been! $250 would help out!

    By Norman Owens on December 21, 2011 5:41 PM

    We did our 2011 resolution by driving across the Northern part of the US from Oregon to Conn., and then down to Florida. First time to Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Hot Springs, R n R Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Chicago, Niagra Falls, and the USS Nautilis submarine in Groton, Conn, Stayed in Best Western several times. Good rates, rooms.


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