It is the beginning of the year and you have probably just gone back to work and got started on reaching those goals for 2020. What better time to begin planning your next holiday?
Remember, the further in advance that you plan and book, the more money you are set to save in the long run – plus, having an amazing getaway to look forward to is motivation enough to get lots more done. While a cruise holiday will always be our number one choice, there are plenty of other options, most of which you experience on a cruise, but don’t get to fully immersive yourself in.
Without further ado, here are the seven main holiday types to add to your bucket list for 2020 and beyond.
A cruise is the ultimate holiday choice that affords you numerous opportunities to both relax and enjoy a broad array of different activities. Not only will you be able to bond with loved ones and really let your hair down, but you will also be surrounded by miles upon miles of sparkling oceanic views, magical sunsets, and the freshest air that you could possibly imagine. The great news is that cruises are affordable and accessible – there is sure to be a cruise for you regardless of your holiday preferences. And no, cruises really aren’t reserved for the older generation.
For those who are keen to immerse themselves in a completely different atmosphere far away from their creature comforts, camping is the way to do it. You don’t need to be a survivalist to love every second of it either. Pack wisely and arrive at the campsite with the right mindset and even the most out-of-practice city dweller is certain to have a fantastic time.
However, it is important to be realistic. If sleeping on the floor inside a tent just isn’t for you, consider renting an RV or motorhome instead. Most travelers are surprised to discover just how cheap RV rentals can actually be. This is because you only have to pay for what you need. Most RV rental companies will offer a diverse selection of large and compact RVs to suit your individual requirements and budget constraints. Shop around for quotes to ensure that you are getting a competitive deal.
There is no other holiday quite like a safari holiday. Whether you are a local or a traveler from abroad, visiting a safari lodge is the ultimate way in which to rejuvenate your soul and replenish your senses. Spend time in the outdoors amongst the best of what nature can provide and relish in the peace and quiet away from city life. Keep in mind that safari holidays are immensely popular throughout the year, so booking in advance is absolutely essential, especially if you are to avoid those rapidly rising prices. While the Kruger National Park is arguably the most sought after safari destination, it definitely isn’t the only one. You will be surprised to discover just how many national parks and game farms are home to the infamous ‘Big 5’, so do your research before selecting your destination with a strict focus on price. It could save you thousands in the long run!
Solo travel has sky-rocketed in popularity over the last few years and is quickly becoming a must for everyone who is looking to boost their confidence and truly ‘find themselves.’ Don’t worry about feeling lonely or even embarrassed being on your own – solo travel has become so widespread that most people don’t even take any notice of it anymore. Just remember to be very cautious in terms of choosing your destination when it comes to traveling on your lonesome. Ideally, you will want to select a holiday destination that boasts low crime levels, as many criminals are known to target tourists these days. Some of the best destinations to consider for solo travel include:
- Costa Rica
- The USA
If you are in search of a wonderful and slightly different idea for a family holiday that everyone is sure to remember, a farm-stay vacation should be at the top of the list. This type of holiday revolves around staying in accommodation on a traditional farm anywhere in the world. It allows you to experience the simple farm life first-hand, get out of the busy city, and, of course, spend some time with some adorable farm animals. The children will love petting the goats and helping to feed the chickens, while you and your partner will undoubtedly love every minute of the peace and quiet – aside from the inevitable crow of a rooster at the crack of dawn!
An activity holiday is a vacation that is planned solely around spending time enjoying a particular activity as much as you possibly can. For instance, people who love to go hiking and explore the great outdoors may opt to plan a hiking holiday in Japan or Peru. Individuals who love to paint or who enjoy looking at visual art may plan a holiday to a destination that boasts a variety of art museums and art classes, such as France or Italy. Ultimately, you should think about an activity that interests both you and your partner and then plan your holiday around it. Don’t forget to leave a little bit of time on the side for a bit of relaxation and perhaps some sightseeing in your destination of choice.
Are you a little short on cash? No worries. Sometimes the most enjoyable and restful holidays take place at home! When everybody else is traveling and in a different city or country, you will have your own city all to yourself. No shopping queues, no traffic, quieter streets, and just a generally laid-back atmosphere. Plus, a stay-cation won’t cost you a thing. It is the perfect opportunity to unwind and to start saving up for your next holiday, which you will probably then be able to enjoy all the more.
Now that you know what kind of holiday you should be treating yourself to, it’s time to start planning. Enjoy every moment of your getaway!
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