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The 2008 To-Do List

We interrupt the double chocolate brownie you’re not inhaling and the booty call you’re not texting for some resolutions you’ll actually want to keep.

Stay the night in roving single-room Hotel Everland, which is spending 2008 perched atop the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Pack half what you usually pack. (No, really, half.)

Visit the stunning caves, bathing pools, and archaeological sites on Easter Island and be among the first to stay at spanking-new remote and gorgeous Explora lodge Posada de Mike Rapu.

While you’re in the area, pop over to Mendoza for the Masters of Food & Wine South America festival.

Yes, you can: Use the concierge service. Don’t be embarrassed about it.

Go to the Kiva website. Make a donation (as little as $5) to help entrepreneurs in the developing world get started.

Speaking of do-gooding, while you’re congratulating yourself for all that carbon off-setting, remember that it’s just as important to clean up after yourself, Pigpen. (No matter where you are.)

At risk of reviewing the obvious, bringing a snack on the plane: fine. Bringing a tuna fish sandwich: not.

Learn the Chinese word for “iron.” Then go to China.

Use all your vacation and personal days. (Seriously: Like you’d forfeit a two-week paycheck?)