Sometimes you don’t want to spend time solely on the beach when you’re away on holiday, in fact maybe you’re not a fan of beaches, and instead you’d prefer to get out and see the scenery or explore the culture of the destination you’re basing yourself in, rather than baking your skin or enjoying water-sports. This is a personal choice, but no matter how you choose to spend your holiday, you won’t struggle for activities to keep you busy, no matter where in the world you visit.
If you’re wanting a holiday full of exploration then obviously this is going to cost a little more than simply relaxing on the beach would, so it’s important to cut costs wherever possible. I find driving myself to the airport and booking airport parking is a good way to cut out the expense of public transport, and to this aim I regularly use Stansted Airport parking, always finding a great deal, and cutting out the stress of public transport at the same time. It’s basically a much more leisurely way to get to the airport door, and when it comes to holidays, I like to cut out the stress!
A city break could be the ideal choice if you really want to explore the culture and history of a place, rather than the leisure activities. Of course, you could combine the two and choose a destination that is very close to a beach resort, perhaps Majorca, with plenty of popular touristic resorts on the island, but close proximity to the city of Palma, where you can easily get your fill of culture and history.
Of course you could be more about nature, in which case maybe a walking holiday could be your ideal choice, or even rainforest trekking somewhere a little more exotic. You don’t have to spend hours on a beach to enjoy a holiday, it really is about tailor-making the experience to suit you, your interests, and your needs. Having the best of both worlds is a great idea if you are traveling with a family, because most children love a bit of beach time, so having close proximity to both is the best idea.
However you choose to spend your time on holiday, you do have infinite choice, and you don’t have to follow the pattern of the norm if that doesn’t suit your tastes. Do a little research online before you jet off to arm you with all the knowledge you need of your destination’s activity roster, and you’re good to go.
About the Author: Lucy West is a 27 year old creative writer. She loves words and the power they can have. She thrives on knowing her work is being read and enjoyed. After working for years in a job she didn't enjoy, she decided to travel, which in turn lead to a major career change. Upon returning she enrolled at Westminster University to study Creative Writing and so her new found love began. If you don't find her writing, she'll be in a yoga studio.