ad // After so long of not being able to travel or go on holiday anywhere – even on a staycation – it’s no surprise that we want to flock here, there and everywhere and make up for lost time right now. There are so many types of holidays to choose from, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start.
What type of holiday are you craving?
Choosing the right holiday for you can be tough. Sometimes we *think* we know what type of holiday we want but actually, our mind and body need something else. Tuning in to our inner voice and be helpful here as this can help you use your intuition to know what type of holiday is right for you. Let’s look at some of the options:
Relaxing and rejuvenating
For this sort of holiday, you’re going to be looking at a beach resort style holiday, with free-flowing cocktails, all-inclusive food and not much on the agenda, other than to lay by the pool, swim in the sea, read some good books and relax. I think we all need one of these holidays every now and again.
A spa break or a Yoga retreat could also fall under this category, as both are also designed to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. These latter two options could also be taken alone, which is definitely what I would do if I needed a relaxing holiday.
Adventure and activity
Depending on what you class as adventure, this type of holiday could mean a number of things from a hiking holiday, a theme park holiday, a surfing holiday or something else entirely. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then this might be perfect for you as the adventure will help clear your mind. This is the sort of holiday that you’ll definitely want to ensure you have travel medical insurance.
Chilled city break
This is kind of in the middle because a city break is likely to require quite a bit of walking, so you’re going to need to want to be a little active but also can be quite chilled and contain lots of long, lazy lunches, strolls around fascinating museums or theatre trips. There’s lots to see in cities, so this is one for the inquisitive mind.
If you’re looking to go off the beaten path, then this type of holiday could be for you. You’re not one for tourist attractions and crowds of people all taking photos of the same thing. You’d like the raw and authentic cultural experience of the place you’re in. Perhaps eating in a local restaurant, visiting the cultural place of worship or taking part in some sort of ceremony.
Close to home
Finally, if you’re keen on exploring what’s right on your doorstep, then a staycation could be a great option. To me, a staycation is a holiday in your own country so if you’re in the UK, you might want to head to places like The Lake District or Snowdonia National Park, to experience the beauty of what it has to offer.
What else will you need to consider?
Once you’ve decided on what type of holiday you’d love to take, which feels right for you and will give you everything you currently need – whether that’s relaxation after a stressful few months or adventure, to let off some steam – there will of course be other things you’ll need to take into consideration:
What is your current budget for a trip? Are you prepared to go all out on expenses, or do you need to reel it in a little and find some places to budget and save?
Is there a certain transport option that you’d particularly like to do? Would you like to see the country by train? Or go on a road trip? Or do you just want to get to your destination as quickly as possible?
What month you’re going in will determine the weather; do you like hot weather? Or would you prefer to be wrapping up warm?
If sustainability is really important to you, then you might want to take your travel considerations even further. Perhaps you choose an eco-friendlier accommodation or opt not to fly.
I hope breaking down the different type of holiday options will help you choose which holiday is right for you at the time. Sometimes, we need different things. You might be craving a beach and some sun, with no responsibilities for a week or perhaps you want to head off to Disneyland Paris and be fun and silly for the weekend.
Whatever you decide, make sure it’s the right option for you, so you can choose the best possible holiday and have the perfect time.