Are you starting to think about your summer holidays for the year? If you fancy doing something different from the usual beach holiday, here are some options that might work for you:
If you’re in the mood for an adventure, and the chance to explore new places, a walking holiday could be perfect for you. Going on a walking holiday provides a truly unique experience; for example, walking in France will allow you to discover hidden gems, whilst also visiting some of the country’s most famous landmarks.
A walking holiday doesn’t have to be all get up and go, there are plenty of opportunities for relaxing too. They can be completely customised to both your wants and your walking ability.
If you’re more interested in fast-paced cities rather than the countryside, a city break might make a good holiday for you. The beauty of a city break is that you can go for as little as two days, up to about 5, ideal if you have limited annual leave.
Decide what you want from a city break, whether that be shopping, restaurants, museums, or galleries, and go from there. There are plenty of online guides to help you choose a location.
Consider asking family and friends if they have any personal recommendations too!
If you like the idea of visiting a city but want to see more than one place during your time away, interrailing could work well. Popular with students, but fun no matter your age, interrailing provides the opportunity to explore multiple places all in the space of one trip. Traveling from country to country via train means you are spoilt with beautiful views and plenty of activities once you arrive.
Frequent train travel means it is advised to pack pretty light, allowing you to start exploring the minute you step foot off the train. This type of holiday can be planned down to the minute, or you can simply plan your route as you go, whatever your preference!
Maybe you don’t fancy a city or the beach but you’re still looking for adventure? If that’s the case, then you should definitely consider going on a safari. A once in a lifetime trip, a safari will give you the opportunity to see animals that you’ve likely never seen before, in their natural habitat. It also provides the chance to experience cultures likely different from where you live, whilst learning about conservation.
Safaris are typically quite expensive and so aren’t a holiday to be booked on a whim. Make sure to do thorough research into different companies to ensure you are booking with a company that prioritises the community they are part of, as well as the welfare of animals.