Rather than give in, let’s resolve to make 2018 the year we say farewell to FOMO and hello to amazing experiences.
Fueled by the power of products and services made with ingredients from oil and natural gas, let’s #LookBeyond and enjoy life on your own terms. The year ahead is packed with limitless options. Here are some of our faves for lovers of adventure, sports, music and food.
Get Ready For Adventure Time!
No matter how you define adventure, there is an amazing experience to be had in 2018. For lovers of the great outdoors, why not do it in luxury and go glamping instead of camping? This combination of an outdoor experience in luxury accommodations is the ultimate way to see the beauty of nature without sacrificing creature comforts.
Run, Jump – Or Just Watch!
This year promises another lineup of incredible sporting events you won’t want to miss with friends and family. Whether you are watching your favorite college team during March Madness, or crossing the finish line at your first 5K, let’s put on our game faces in 2018 and experience sports like never before.
If you love winter sports, but would rather watch from the warm comfort of home, catch all the excitement of the Winter Olympics, which runs Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. If cheering on your country isn’t enough, sip Mint Juleps while you watch the Kentucky Derby on May 5.
For those of you who want to get physical, consider one of the growing number of fun marathon alternatives, including color runs, zombie races, hot chocolate runs, and more.
Listen Up, Music Lovers!
Why listen to music on your smartphone when you can experience it with thousands of your new best friends? The live music scene promises to be bigger and better than ever with performances you have to experience in person to truly understand. If you are looking for the biggest music festivals next year, look no further than the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. and Austin City Limits. While the full lineups for these sprawling, multi-day events have yet to be announced for 2018, they promise to be even more epic than last year. You can be sure we will be first in line for the best tickets possible.
Speaking of FOMO, what could be more relevant than an actual music festival called FOMO? This annual, one day gathering at multiple cities in Australia attracts thousands to see some of the world’s biggest performers.
Rejoice, Foodies! It’s Time to Eat
Tired of cooking with recipes from your favorite “Tasty” videos? Is take-out food slowing you down? There is an incredible array of foodie festivals across the nation in 2018 to excite and surprise you. What better way to overcome your FOMO than with tasty food?
If you want to go big on eating – REALLY big – the Taste of Chicago every July is a clear winner. The world’s largest food festival features a virtually endless array of culinary delights featuring the diversity of Chicago’s dining community. There’s also music, art and other exciting activities for the entire family at Grant Park, on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Fun for the whole family is just the beginning of the story at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. This fall event at Walt Disney’s World’s Epcot park in Orlando, Fla., showcases food and wine specialties from 25 countries with international kiosks, cooking demos, mixology classes and wine tastings.
What Makes Your Experiences Come to Life in 2018?
From glamping to eating (and everything in between), you might be surprised to know that the products that make these experiences so amazing often rely on many products derived from oil and natural gas.
What experiences are you looking forward to in 2018? How do you plan to avoid FOMO and make it a year of experiencing life to its fullest? We’d love to hear what adventures and events are on your list for the new year. Share your top recos here and use #LookBeyond when posting on social media.