Holidays are supposed to be a time of relaxation, rest and really good food. The thing is, trying to choose the type of holiday to go on can be a rather daunting prospect! You can be overloaded with websites simply packed with information on where you should go and what you should do. Should you choose a holiday because there’s a discount? Should you pick the break to end all breaks and make it a pure adrenaline-filled adventure? If you’re considering taking some time out to plan your next holiday, then perhaps you need to look at the type of holiday you could go on first and work from there.
We are constantly exposed to advertising, reviews and recommendations from friends and colleagues, which in reality doesn’t help the fact you must choose which holiday works for you. If you’re a fiend for hot weather and good food, you likely won’t be looking into holidays that require cycling equipment and cycle travel insurance, because you plan to spend your holiday lazing the days away! The reverse of that is the adventurers among you won’t necessarily be looking for an all-inclusive resort. Planning your next holiday should be fun and not stressful, and with a few tips, we can help you find the right trip for you.
What Do You Want?
It’s a question that every website you try to research holidays on will ask you. Do you want adventure or relaxation? Do you want ocean views or mountains? Do you want all-inclusive options or the choice to self-cater? Once you know this bit, you can narrow down those holiday searches and make your choices with more clarity. You can’t choose a holiday without knowing your own tastes. It’s up to you whether you want to break your own comfort zone and play with the idea of a holiday that is opposite to what you are used to.
Who Do You Bring?
Are you a seasoned lone traveller? If yes, then you’ll not even think much about who to bring with you on your holiday because you’d already be excited at the prospect of time alone with your thoughts. The theme of your holiday will also dictate whether you want time alone, to meet new people or bring your friends. Choose your theme and then bring people if you wish to, but don’t compromise what you want in favour of everyone else.
When Do You Go?
You’re not as likely to find a bustling beach holiday in December compared to the peak months, but you can still get out for some out of season winter fun. Similarly, there’s no point in planning a ski break in August. When you choose your holiday type, think about your timings and when you’d like to go. This can make such a difference to the quality of your holiday.
Whichever way you choose, be selfish about your holiday and pick something that is going to relax you and make you feel alive and free. After all, that’s what a holiday is about, right?