Your next vacation could be one of the best ways to recharge your batteries and get out of a rut. But when you’re not sure where to go, or if you should even take one, it can be hard to know which path to choose. So today let’s look at some options for how to find inspiration for your next holiday – no matter what time of year it is!
Consider what you’re looking for in a vacation
When you’re looking for your next vacation, you might find it helpful to think about the things that are most important to you. You might want a relaxing stay-cation or something more adventurous. You might want some adventure but also have your creature comforts, like food and internet access. Think about what’s important to you in terms of location, time, cost, etc., and go from there.
Here are some examples of types of vacations to get you started:
A destination aimed at a romantic getaway for two, or a small group of friends who want to travel together. Is this an anniversary trip? A wedding honeymoon? Maybe you just want some time away from the responsibilities of everyday life. Think about when you’d like to go, where you’d like to go, and how much money you have. One of the most popular things for couples now includes lodges with hot tubs, which are becoming very popular. These lodges are usually in or near a forest and they offer many of the amenities that you would get in your house, so you don’t feel like you’re roughing it too much.
Anything from national parks and zoos, to rainforests or glaciers, are part of the natural type of vacation. You do not have to go very far to enjoy some nature. If you live near a forest or a mountain, it might be fun to go for a hike or climb. You can also enjoy nature at state parks near you that are not nearly as busy during the winter months when many people are living in the city.
This might include a quick trip to a nearby beach destination, or a more extended stay at a luxury resort. If you’re going to a more traditional beach destination, be sure to do some research online. You can often find great deals on things like hotels and meals. This is one way that you can take a more expensive trip than you might otherwise be able to afford.
If you’re looking for something more adventurous than just lying on a beach, consider some extreme sports like surfing, rock climbing, or white water rafting. If you want to stay more traditional, go somewhere different. Take a trip through Europe or hit up several Caribbean Islands. Many people like to do more adventurous things while traveling with groups of friends who may not be up for something more intense like skydiving (but it’s still fun to try!) Don’t forget about camping either! There’s nothing that says adventure quite like sleeping under the stars! You can even plan a trip around learning how to camp in the right way.
Vacation with your family
This might be a multi-generational vacation with the whole family. Grandparent(s) in one room, parents, kids in another all staying at the same place so you can spend quality time together while still having some separation when needed. Family reunion vacations are also common. How many people do you want to travel with? Where would you like to go? Once you have that figured out, then look into places that fit what you’re looking for from that list of criteria above.
These trips are usually closer to home and they’re aimed at learning more about a specific location. Maybe you want to go see your state’s capitol building or learn about the history of the city where you live. There are lots of options for educational vacations. You could even go to a museum or take a class somewhere local that wouldn’t require such a long trip.
Travel is often more enjoyable when you have someone to share it with, but some people enjoy traveling alone. If this sounds like you, think about what your budget will be, where in the world you want to go, and how long you can stay. Think about safety when planning a solo trip. It’s generally recommended that women don’t travel alone in unfamiliar places or parts of town at night if they are ever concerned about their safety. When planning an international trip on your own, research areas that are safe for solo travelers before booking anything.
Vacations are a great way to refresh, renew and rejuvenate. Sometimes it’s hard to even know where you want to go or what you want to do when your next vacation rolls around. That’s why we put together this list of tips for how you can get started with thinking up ideas for your next trip.