So you have decided to go on a holiday. Now comes the all-important task of choosing where to go. Each person has his or her own reason for taking a break and you should begin by figuring what you want from your holiday.
If you’ve had a stressful few months at work then opt for a relaxing holiday. You may want to visit a spa and indulge yourself with pampering massages and relaxing treatments. Most of the better spas are located in spectacular locations. Remote hilltops, secluded beaches or dense forests add to a tranquil experience. Going on an ocean cruise is another example of a relaxing holiday. From romantic cruises in the Caribbean to sailing to the Gallapagos islands to survey exotic birds and animals, there are an infinite number of destinations to choose from.
A beach holiday is a favourite with people of all ages. The trouble is finding a beach where you don’t have to jostle for space or fret about parking. In summer, most of the easily accessible and better-known beaches can be quite crowded. So you may want to consider going to an island where crowds are limited and the beaches are more pristine.
Are you the kind of person who likes more active holidays? May be you are a fitness buff or are simply fed up of the sedentary city life. Well, then you have an enviable choice — from trekking, cycling, white water rafting and skiing, to wildlife safaris, surfing, scuba diving, paragliding and even dog sledding. Adventure holidays are becoming increasingly popular in all parts of the world and you may want to try your hand at something new.
City slickers often tend to gravitate towards history and culture.
Ancient civilizations provide great insights into the evolution of mankind and allow us to appreciate the incredible craftsmanship that existed before the advent of machines. Almost all European, Asian and South American countries are home to fantastic architectural marvels, sculptures, paintings and scientific discoveries that are centuries old. The Roman influence even extended to Africa. the ancient trade routes provide a glimpse how different cultures influenced one another. A tour of palaces, museums, forts, temple ruins and paintings by old masters makes for a fascinating holiday.
Antique hunting, wine and malt tasting, kayaking, romantic getaways, gastronomy, astronomy, photography, kite surfing, archaeology, bird watching, yoga, religious pilgrimages. You name it, there’s no dearth of themes for a holiday. You just have to decide what you would like to do. Once you have answered this question. Then choosing the destination and planning your holiday travel can become a whole lot easier.
The last thing to think about is your budget. This will also influence how far you can travel and where you can stay. Then it’s time to book your tickets and pack your bags.