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There are so many different types of trips it can sometimes be hard to decide what you want. This is especially relevant to those people that haven’t travelled an awful lot, as you may not realise some of the awesome types of vacations that are possible. Here are ideas of different holiday types that you could consider when you go away.

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Package Holidays

Package holidays are some of the easiest trips to go on. They are great for family vacations as they often include Flights, Accommodation and Transfers. This means that once booked, all you need to worry about is getting to the airport and activities to do while you’re there. A package holiday could also be considered a stress free vacation as the holiday company/agent you are booking from should be doing a lot of the organising for you.

When booking a package holiday sometimes you can get the below included:

  • Bed and Breakfast – This is where you’d get breakfast included as part of the package.
  • Half Board – Where you’d get bed, breakfast and one other meal included.
  • All inclusive – Where you’d get all meals included as well as certain drinks. The drinks would often be local beer and wine plus soft drinks.
Outdoor pool at Alpen Palace
Hotel

Safari

Safaris can often be taken in Africa and are a nature-based holiday where you go into the wild, often on a guided tour, and will see animals in their local habitat. In Africa, you may see such things as elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes and many other types of animals. A few places to consider for a safari include Tanzania and Nairobi.

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Elephants at a safari
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Backpacking

Backpacking trips tend to be good for people who travel for long periods of time, often planning and booking new destinations and experiences as they go. Backpackers would often have tight budgets so as to travel for as long as possible and will often stay in hostels and may also travel solo.

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Hostel room

Music Festivals

During the summer months around the world, there are various music festivals. They often span 3-5 days and offer a great line-up of music and entertainment. At many festivals, you will be able to camp on-site in special areas which adds to the experience. A couple of awesome music festivals in Europe include Creamfields, Tomorrowland and Glastonbury.

Festivals in Europe
Music Festivals in Europe

Cruise Holidays

A cruise holiday allows you to visit lots of destinations in one trip. The ship will often dock during the day at different places allowing you to jump off and explore. You then jump back on in the evening to head to the next place. Cruise trips tend to be quite expensive and luxurious, although there are more affordable options nowadays.

You can find lots of cruise companies in this list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cruise_lines.

Cruise ship in Kotor, Europe
Cruise ship in Kotor

Exotic Retreats

Sometimes what you need is an exotic retreat, where you visit a destination that is away from everything, and which allows you to just relax and rejuvenate. These types of trips are also great for newlyweds where you can just spend the start of your new marriage together.

Read my post Exotic Retreats at Padma Resort Ubud in Bali for an example of a beautiful getaway.

Padma Hotel Resort, Ubud
Padma Hotel Resort, Ubud
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Adventure Holidays

An adventure holiday may include activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, white water rafting and so much more. The best places for these types of holidays are often in rural locations, ie not cities. Head to my post Adventure Trips in Salzburger Saalachtal to have a read about one of my adventure trips.

Climbing Via Ferrata - Die Zahme Gams, Saalachtal, Austria
Climbing Via Ferrata – Die Zahme Gams, Saalachtal, Austria

Skiing and Snowboarding

A ski and snowboarding trip is an active holiday taken in the winter months. These trips are often pricey and can sometimes seem like a luxury vacation. However, they are fantastic holidays and for some reasons to go skiing and snowboarding check out my post 8 Reasons Why You Should Take up Skiing or Snowboarding.

There are now amazing resorts all around the world such as Lake Louise in Canada, Méribel in France and Bad Gastein in Austria. If you do go on a skiing or snowboarding holiday for the first time, then I recommend having lessons and also reading my Ultimate Safety Tips for Skiers and Snowboarders before you go.

Skiing in Gastein, Austria
Skiing in Gastein, Austria

Yoga retreat

If you want a healthy holiday and experience, then a yoga retreat may be just what you need. These types of trips allow you to relax and rejuvenate.

Yoga in the jungle, Ubud
Yoga in the jungle

Beach Holidays

Everyone needs a beach holiday now and then. These types of trips are where you go to a hot destination and will be able to lounge around in the sun all day. To visit these types of destinations you’re often best to head to places closer to the equator, as well as around the Mediterranean in Europe.

A few ideas of destinations you could visit for a beach holiday include:

Beautiful beaches in Ko Phi Phi
Beautiful beaches in Ko Phi Phi

City break

These kind of trips are the kind of vacation where you visit a city for a short period of time, such as 24-72 hours and are often taken over weekends. A City Break can provide the perfect opportunity to get away and see a new destination. City Breaks can also be taken as part of a multi-destination trip, which is where you visit more than one place while you’re away.

For some ideas on places to go head my City Break Guides.

Big Ben in Westminster with typical London Buses
London
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Photography Tour

Many professional photographers now offer photography tours. This is where they take you to key travel photography spots around the world and provide guidance on techniques to best capture them. They are often pretty expensive but you may end up capturing images that you’d struggle to get on your own otherwise.

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Camera taking photographs

Volunteering

Volunteering is a very different way to travel. Where you are travelling for good and to help others. There are various sites where you can find volunteering opportunities. Head to Quick Guide to Volunteering Through Workaway to learn more. You may also want to read my post on my first volunteering experience at Helen’s House of Hope – Dog Sanctuary.

Walking dogs and volunteering

Bachelor/bachelorette Trips

These are the messy type of trips where a bride and groom go away (separately) with their friends to celebrate their upcoming marriage. They can often involve fun activities and lots of partying.

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Bachelor party

Clubbing

A clubbing holiday would be suited for the younger generations and is best for those that like a certain type of music. If you are into dance/electronic type music, then Ibiza is one of the best destinations in the world for these types of trips.

Parties at nightclubs in Ibiza
Parties at nightclubs in Ibiza

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Mike Clegg

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