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11 Spectacular Ways To Embrace Breaking Your New Year's Resolution

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What's the point of working hard if you can't splash out a little? Put saving for a rainy day on pause and make the most of your hard earned cash with these splurge-tastic getaways.

1. Splash your cash in Las Vegas.

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You don’t have to be a gambler to get the most out of Las Vegas. From record-breaking rollercoasters to luxuriously green golf courses, the 24-hour entertainment capital of the world really is much more than just the casinos.

2. Stay out past your bedtime in Dubai.

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Bored of saving for a rainy day? Whip out your wallet and make Dubai’s party scene your playground. Known for exclusive clubs, classy clientele, and cocktail lounges with panoramic views, a night out in Dubai is well worth the price of entry.

3. Live it up in Miami.

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From its beautiful beaches to its Bohemian art scene, Miami has it all. So crack open your piggy bank and live like there’s no tomorrow. Fancy a little bit of culture? Take a Segway tour of Ocean Drive’s art deco district and marvel at Miami’s classic architecture. Then head to Miami Beach for great food and even greater happy hour hotspots.

4. Get cultured in Hong Kong.

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With so much to see, do and eat, Hong Kong is a one-of-a-kind travel destination. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of it all by taking a deep dive through the city’s many shopping streets. From flowers to textiles all the way to trainers and jewellery, Hong Kong is full of specialist shopping markets.

Experience the good life at Happy Valley Racecourse, the prestigious horse-racing track where China’s brightest and boldest stars often come to place a bet. Or book a helicopter tour of the city to see Hong Kong’s most famous sights by flight.

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An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but Granny Smiths don’t nearly taste as great as a well-prepared porchetta. Ditch your diet and hunt down some of the world’s greatest grub.

5. Satiate your hunger with Brooklyn’s finest street food.

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Brooklyn is the go-to spot for top-shelf street food. Head over to Williamsburg and take part in the Smorgasburg weekend food market. A food lover’s paradise, where everything from porchetta to Kombucha is waiting for you take take a bite out of it.

Grab Latin food at the Red Hook Food Vendors market. Home to food trucks selling the best Colombian, Guatemalan, El Salvadorian, Mexican, and Dominican food around.

6. Go wine tasting in Washington, DC.

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The Logan Circle neighbourhood has some of the District’s coolest wine bars and cocktail lounges. Savvy sommeliers and crafty mixologists are on hand with plenty of options for seasoned drinkers and vino newbies alike. Unwind with a full-bodied red during the day, then slink on over to a cocktail lounge for something stronger when happy hour hits.

7. Satisfy your tastebuds in Shanghai.

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Shanghai isn’t just China's largest city, it’s one of the country’s best places to eat. The city’s street markets are heaving with all kinds of exciting food. Gobble up xiao long bao, delicately crafted steamed pork buns served in a savoury broth. Or slurp on the complexly sweet and salty flavours of shansi leng mian, also known as “eel thread cold noodles”.

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Going to the gym every day sounds nice in theory, sure. But it doesn't sound as nice when your alarm is going off at 6am, and it's literally freezing outside. Going to the beach, though? Piece of cake.

8. Chill the heck out on the beaches of St. Lucia...

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Kick your personal trainer to the curb and pick one of St Lucia’s incredible beaches to chill out on. From the yachting marinas of Reduit Beach, to the pristine beauty of Roseau Bay, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

9. Or chill out even harder in Antigua.

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Fancy skipping leg day? Do it in style on the eye-wateringly awesome beaches of Antigua. You can ease yourself into holiday mode with a pampering spa day at one of the island’s many spas. Watch the yachts sail in and out of Nelson’s Dockyard. Or rent a yacht of your own from St John’s Port.

10. Lose touch with reality in Tulum, Mexico

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Feel like life’s making a little too much sense right now? Take a break from reality in Tulum. Right on the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, it’s a paradise of endless possibilities. Travel back in time and tour its ancient Mayan coastal fortress city. Throw on some scuba gear and explore Tulum’s underwater shipwreck. Or take a much-needed break on the shores of its hidden beach.

11. Channel your inner beatnik in Florida.

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It might surprise you to hear that Florida has a link to the Beat writing scene. But a simple house in Orlando is where Jack Kerouac wrote The Dharma Bums, one of his most iconic works. To this day, writers and fans visit this house hoping to unlock their inner poet.

In need of some visual inspiration? Take in the sights at Bok Tower Gardens, a 250-acre contemplative garden with a 205-foot art deco "Singing Tower" at its centre.

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