7 New Things To Try In 2018 So You Have The Best Year Ever

Ad failed to load

You're still getting incredibly acquainted with 2018, but if you're determined to make this a truly unforgettable year, you'll need to embed it with some new things. Experiences make memories, and this year we need those good ones. There are new things to try in 2018 so that you feel fulfilled and forget the year that shall not be named (aka 2017), but you didn't hear it from me.

Instead of piggybacking that whole "new year, new you" mentality, consider following the "new year, new things" mindset. The year has so much potential, and even if you aren't working directly off a bucket list, experiencing new things should be something you generally strive for in life. One great thing about this whole idea of "new" is that what's new to you may be a second or third experience for someone else.

Experiencing new things allows us to cross paths with people sharing the same moment as us, but are soaking it in differently. You never know who you are going to meet, and that's what so amazing about taking the dive into something new. Don't hold 2018 up with empty promises of what you "might" try. Get out there and experience any of these incredibly unique things this year.

Ad failed to load

1Attend A Wellness Festival

What is wellness? Well, it's genuinely taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Wanderlust is a wellness festival hosted in several cities across the United States, where you spend an entire weekend working on your health. From yoga classes and amazing music, to lectures and farm-to-table dining, you commit to "find[ing] your true north," according to its website. At this festival, you'll really appreciate the idea that life is a journey we are all trekking differently.

2Go On A Paddle Board Tour Of A City

Imagine what you'd see in a city if you take the less likely route of exploring it from the water? Paddle boarding is definitely a workout, but you'll be able to see parts of a city you may not be able to fully explore on foot. For 2018, we need new perspectives, and a paddle boarding tour will surely give that you.

3Join A Fresh Food Delivery Service

So many people vouch for fresh food delivery services. They're super convenient and allow you to either get your favorite grocery goods delivered to you or guide you to make different dishes with the ingredients you are given. Either way, food is no longer a hassle, and it's all pretty exciting.

Ad failed to load

4Get A Glimpse Of The Grand Canyon At Dawn

The Grand Canyon should be on everyone's bucket list. Its very nature makes you feel humble as heck. The Grand Canyon embodies the idea of transformation and has a lot to do with time. Transformation is definitely a quality we need in 2018. Seeing this view at dawn would be so, so enchanting.

5Hit The Sand Dunes

Answer the door, because adrenaline and excitement are knocking. Everyone needs a good dose of exhilaration so that you feel limitless. It helps you gain the grit to face absolutely any obstacle set in front of you. Let's also mention how freaking fun it would be to hop on a four wheeler and speed off.

6Enjoy A Dinner Cruise

Dinner cruises are so romantic and fun. Since there's water on whatever coast you live on, chances are you'd be able to find one docked near you. It's a little taste of the fancy life, and to be honest, we could eat food anywhere, but enjoying it on a full-service boat with your SO or good friends is a memory worth having.

Ad failed to load

7Go Desert Camping

Aside from the amazing views of the sky that desert camping can provide, you'll be at so much peace. It's the perfect way to unplug and sincerely enjoy the people and nature around you. A multi-sectioned tent would also be so necessary for desert camping with your friends.

In order to fully welcome 2018, we need to be ready to do things we have never done before. Really embrace the idea of new and get out of your comfort zone.

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

5 Trends From The '90s Are Making A Serious Comeback, So Somebody Page Cher Horowitz

I was born in the '90s and my childhood was one Caboodles train case packed with scrunchies and butterfly clips after another. If you could believe it, early '90s fashion is already considered vintage (I officially feel old AF) and according to sprin…
By Stephanie Montes

This New Snapchat Feature Is Going To Make Your Stories Look Even Better

Giphy is officially taking over social media, and I'm not upset about it. After invading Instagram stories with funny animated stickers, the company partnered with Snapchat — and now, we're finally able to fill our Snaps with hilarious GIFs. In other…
By Amanda Fama

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & Luckily, It's All Good Things

Pat yourself on the back because you survived not only one but two major eclipses. The last few weeks have been one obstacle after another but you made it. You dealt with the pain, held it together, and prevailed. Now, your February 19, 2018 weekly h…
By Roya Backlund

6 Subtle Red Flags That Could Mean You’re Sleeping Way Too Much

Have you ever woken up after an unusually long night of sleep and felt, well, kind of awful? Whether you roll out of bed feeling super dehydrated, nursing a throbbing a headache, or you simply feel stiff as a board, there are reasons why your body mi…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 6 Workouts Can Be Done Right On Your Couch, & Yes, They Do Count As Exercise

Ever have that feeling when you're watching the Olympics like you should be working out, or at least stretching, but in reality you're just laying around eating chips? Yeah, me neither. But if you do ever feel that pull to work out when you're just l…
By Annakeara Stinson

10 Things You Should Say To Your Partner Every Day To Keep The Love Alive

When it coms to love, falling into it is a lot easier than maintaining it. There’s a reason, after all, that it's called "falling" in love, because it's mostly out of your control — the heart just takes over. Because those emotions come so easily and…
By Rachel Shatto

Science Says These 8 Foods Can Help You Live Longer, So Eat Up

If you're looking to live forever, or at least for an appropriately long amount of time, then the best way to get started on your journey toward immortality is to think about what you're putting into your body for fuel. Think of your diet as the batt…
By Caroline Burke

I Live In London & When Guys Find Out I'm American, They Only See Me As A Fling

I first entered the world of dating apps during a semester abroad in London, and I had zero idea what I was getting myself into. I was 21, had only ever dated boys I'd met through work, school, or mutual friends, and my appreciation for romantic come…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Here's Exactly How You'll Fall In Love, Based On Your Astrological Sign

One of my favorite things about learning about my zodiac sign and others' is learning patterns about my behavior that I can acknowledge and use to my advantage. As a Scorpio sun sign, I know I'm typically described as mysterious, drawn to loyal peopl…
By Elana Rubin

These 8 Red Flags Might Mean You're Pushing Yourself Too Hard In Your Workouts

If you live by the motto "no pain, no gain," or you frequently exclaim that your HIIT circuits "hurt so good," you're probably the type of person who challenges yourself to the max during your workouts. And while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, i…
By Georgina Berbari

I Tried Vegan "Spacepaste" & It Looks Like Straight-Up LED Lights On Your Face

As you might have noticed, 2018 is the year for glitter. So many brands have been releasing shining, shimmering formulations like they're going out of style. We're not even halfway through February, and Lemonhead LA has already launched the best glit…
By Kim Carpluk

These "Awkward" Proposal Stories Show There's No One Perfect Way To Get Engaged

There are a few adjectives people use to describe proposal stories that tend to be a bit more common than the rest. You know what I mean. How many times have you heard someone describe their marriage proposal as "magical" or "romantic" or — my person…
By Candice Jalili

This $20 Toy Simulates Pimple Popping, So You Can Save Your Face (But Still Lose Your Dignity)

As a self-proclaimed popaholic, I am not ashamed to admit that I love watching pimple popping and blackhead extraction videos. Call me gross, but I find it immensely therapeutic and satisfying. To all of my fellow weirdos, we’ve been blessed with a n…
By Ariana Marsh

Everyone Is So Thirsty Over This “Photo” Of Obama With Facial Hair

It's been a hot minute since President Barack Obama left the Oval office (though it feels like ages), and a lot of us miss him dearly. After leaving the White House, the 44th president remained out of the public eye for a little while, decompressing …
By Daniella Bondar

Meghan Markle Uses This $13 Natural Wonder To Grow Her Eyebrows Back & You Can Too

Meghan Markle is the world's new go-to celebrity for all things fashion and beauty — she's marrying a prince after all, so she must have some tricks up her sleeve. Meghan Markle's beauty routine is just as intricate as mine, because that's how real s…
By Alison Turka

7 Foolproof Things To Do Every Day If You're Tired Of Being Lazy AF

Being lazy can be oh-so-lovely. Until you start letting life pass you by, and not living to your full potential, then suddenly, it's not so good anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love my weekends when I can stay snuggled up in bed just a bit longer. Hit…
By Marisa Casciano

This Is How Long Most People Wait To Say "I Love You," Science Says

If I had to choose one word to describe saying "I love you" to your partner for the first time, I'd have to go with... hmm, exciting? Nope. Thrilling? Hardly. Terrifying? YES. Exactly. Saying "I love you" for the first time is terrifying. What makes …
By Candice Jalili

6 Reasons To Travel Abroad With Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend In Your 20s

Traveling can be many things: hectic, expensive, and definitely stressful. But with the right people or person beside you, all those troubles kind of just melt away. That's why there are some solid reasons to travel abroad with your boyfriend or girl…
By Alani Vargas