Off the Beaten Path – Fantastic and Unusual Holiday Options

Going on holiday is the time of year that everybody looks forward to. You may not get many chances to go on holiday so when you do you want to make the most of it. Depending upon the kind of job you do or the nature of your personal life you may be limited on the kind of holidays you can do.

It is important to take vacations when you can. They provide you with a break from the stresses of everyday life and the mundane nature of routine. Holidays are also important for lowering your stress levels. If you work a high-intensity job or if you have children you may find yourself getting stressed often. Holidays are a great way to relax and unwind and forget about the real world for a while.

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The beauty of going on holiday is that the world is your oyster. You can go anywhere and do anything that you want to do. You can experience other cultures and societies and broaden your mind. Travel can help to change your outlook on the world and can help to make you a better person.

There are so many options available to you when you decide to go on holiday that it can be a little overwhelming. You may not even know where to begin in terms of picking where to go and what to do. Your decision may well revolve around your personal circumstances. Will you be going on holiday alone or with friends? Will it be as a couple or a family?

Wherever you choose to go and whatever you choose to do it is certain that you will need a holiday break. But before you flick through travel brochures it will be important for you to know a little more about your holiday options.

Here are five Off the Beaten Path holiday options to help get you started:

1. Safari
Safari’s are exciting and affordable holidays that are often looked forward to by many. Become the envy of your friends as you travel across the African savannah. Watch lions, elephants, giraffes and many more in their natural habitats. See if you can spot the infamous big five and take in the breathtaking beauty of the safari plains.

This is a place where man and nature collide. You may find yourself deeply moved by your experiences as you get up close and personal with nature at its most primal. You can choose to visit one country for a one off safari experience. But some packages even offer a continental safari tour across Africa lasting several weeks.

Enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors as a family, a group or an individual. A safari holiday has something to offer for everyone concerned. Don’t forget to take your camera as you’ll be getting once in a lifetime pictures.

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2. Ski Holiday
Another great holidaying option is to enjoy the action and adventure of a ski holiday. Whether you travel to Europe or further afield, there is bound to be some excitement available at your fingertips.

Ski chalets offer fantastic luxury, warmth and a window into a different culture. In fact, it is even possible to book the whole holiday, chalet and all through companies such as Alpine Infusion. If you have a spirit for adventure and a thirst for excitement don’t hesitate to book yourself on a skiing holiday.

Make sure that you buy the correct equipment though. You will need warm jackets, gloves, and hats. You may also need to take some of your own equipment so you should factor this in. Also, don’t forget to use sunblock. Just because it is cold doesn’t mean that the sun won’t burn you!

3. Backpacking
For those who consider themselves free spirits you might want to consider the option of a backpacking holiday. These can be a great way to experience the world and other cultures in a more stripped down way.

Hike across the foothills of Spain. Or tread the winding villages of Southern France. It will give you a tranquil and awe-inspiring experience unlike one you have ever had before.

Also, staying in hostels with others will help you to forge strong bonds of friendship that could last you the rest of your life.

4. Tourist
The most popular kind of holiday break to go on is surely the tourist holiday. This is the opposite to the relaxing vacation.

Though there is plenty of opportunities to relax if you are on a tourist holiday, it’s likely relaxation will be far from your thoughts. It is much more likely that you will be looking forward to taking in all the famous landmarks and tourist attractions.

Where you are visiting will determine the kind of sites you will be seeing. For instance, if you’ve travelled to New York you will want to check out the Statue of Liberty. If you’re in London, you may want to visit Buckingham Palace

If you are planning on going on a tourist holiday make sure you plan an itinerary beforehand and buy a new film for you camera. There will be so much to do that it will be important to organize your trip before you leave so you can plan for everything.

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5. All-inclusive
A final holiday option for you to consider is the all-inclusive break. These are becoming more and more popular nowadays as people are starting to realize they are great value. All-inclusive is where all your meals, drinks and snacks are included in the price of the package holiday. They are provided for you at the hotel meaning you don’t have to worry about eating.

Often on holiday meals can prove to be the biggest expense. By going all inclusive you are saving money, and you still have the option to go out for dinner a couple of times as well. Make sure you research the kind of all-inclusive packages available before you book.

All-inclusive holidays are ideal if you are a couple or a family as they keep the kids well fed and save you the hassle of having to cook. For convenience, comfort and quality check out your all-inclusive options now.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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