We’ve all been there – it’s wintertime and you’re looking to plan a summer vacation. You want to go one place, and your family wants to go somewhere else. So instead of taking a chance on something new, you all compromise and end up going on the same old vacation to the same old place.
Well, today we’ve got something that might help you get out of your vacation rut. We’re taking a look at four different kinds of vacations that everyone should try at least once. So buckle up and get ready to plan an exciting new vacation that will have your whole family begging for more!
Do you and your family normally go on trips for a week or longer? Extended vacations can be chock full of awesome experiences, but they can also be stressful and leave you feeling even less relaxed than when you started.
Why not try something new and plan three or four smaller weekend adventures. Break up your vacation time and use it to create long weekends for these mini-cations, and then pick several exciting destinations. This can also help you budget better for vacation – maybe you only fly to one of these weekend getaways, or maybe you pick places that are all within driving distance but that you’ve never been. No matter what you decide, think about breaking your vacation time this summer into smaller chunks and you might thank yourself as you get to escape for a relaxing trip more than once throughout the summer.
The Package Vacation
These vacations are usually on the longer side, so if you’re typically an advocate of long weekends, this one might be for you. The best part of package vacations? All of the work is done for you. A travel company with experienced agents has taken the time to do all of the research for your accommodations, experiences, and sometimes even the travel to get there! That means all you have to do is show up and relax.
Like a package vacation, one of the best parts of a group tour is that all the research and planning is already done for you. One benefit that a group tour offers that a basic package vacation might not is that you can find a group tour for any type of traveling party. Bringing the kids with you? Find a group tour for families and your kids will make friends while you get to have dinner and drinks with other grownups. Looking for a romantic getaway? Enjoy being paired up with other couples so that you can be social and still rediscover everything you love about each other.
One other perk of group travel is that, depending on the size of your group, your trip may be cheaper than just going it alone because of group booking rates.
So you’ve done it all. All-inclusive beach resorts, cross-country road trips, family cruises, romantic mountain getaways, group tours throughout the world. Well, there’s one type of trip that can still be totally unique every time you go: event trips.
What do we mean by that? Well, every year hundreds of thousands of people come together from across the world for days or weeks at a time to participate in major international events. The Olympics are a great example, where people come from the world over to see the athletes of their nation compete for the gold medal. But you don’t have to wait four years for your big trip. There are sporting events, educational summits, historical celebrations, and more every year that are worth traveling to. Find something that suits your interests and make attending an adventure – you’ll make memories to last a lifetime and it’ll be like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.