Planning a holiday can be difficult. Not only do you need to find a destination that keeps every member of your travel party happy, but you need to find flights and accommodation on a budget. Luckily, there’s no shortage of unique holidays for you to consider. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing summer getaway with your loved ones, or you’re ready for a new challenge and want to see what the world has to offer, we’ve put together six types of holidays to give you inspiration for your 2017 getaway.
Sometimes, there’s no greater feeling than going against the grain and venturing off of the beaten track. Whether you’re looking to explore a new city or you’re ready for a fresh start overseas, backpacking is a great way to meet new people, make money and enjoy life-changing experiences in destinations such as Thailand, Australia and South America. Part of the thrill of backpacking is the fact you don’t need to plan in advance – just turn it at the airport and see where the wind takes you!
Over the years, cruising holidays have evolved and are now one of the very best ways to see the world. Offering comfort and luxury with all of the necessary facilities you’d need for a holiday, you can cruise around the world or opt for a shorter itinerary in destinations such as North America and the Caribbean. With operators such as Imagine Cruising offering world-class cruises throughout the year, there’s no excuse not to make 2017 the year you cruise around the globe.
Skiing offers not only an exhilarating and engaging getaway but a chance to spend time outdoors and learn a new skill. From Sun Peaks in Canada to St Moritz in Switzerland, there are a range of destinations to consider if you’re ready to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy après-ski… just remember to practice your pre-skiing skills so that you don’t end up with your face in the snow!
Taking responsibility for your health is important, so combining your dieting and exercise efforts with a wellness holiday is a great way to kick-start 2017. While spa holidays are all about pampering, wellness holidays are about focusing on your health and de-stressing. Such holidays are delivered through programmes, so you can learn more about how to make changes to your lifestyle to improve your overall health and return home relaxed, rebalanced and rejuvenated.
If you want to spend some quality time with your partner or enjoy a sociable holiday with friends, there are a wide range of adults-only holidays on offer across the globe. If you have children, you will understand how difficult it can be to relax while keeping the little ones entertained, so taking time out for a parents-only holiday is one of the greatest ways you can recharge your batteries.
Whether you’re passionate about conservation or you just want to spot a grizzly bear or two, wildlife holidays offer an adventure to suit the whole family. From swimming with dolphins in the Maldives to spotting zebras in Africa, there are a whole range of opportunities for you to reconnect with the great outdoors – and meet lots of furry friends in the process! Safaris are an ever-popular choice for those looking to seek out the Big Five, while wildlife conservation holidays are another option.
Wherever you end up, the most important part of a holiday is to relax and enjoy. Whether you’re with friends, family or you’re venturing out for your first holiday alone, go into the experience with an open mind and being prepared to immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy everything your country of choice has to offer and make memories that last a lifetime in the process.