Happy Holidays! Working Out Which Vacation Type Is For You

This time of year, when the days are getting greyer and rainier and the night are getting longer and darker, we often start looking forward to our next holiday. We want a getaway from grey skies, or at least the promise of one some time in the near future. But what sort of break is for you? There are so many options and it’s hard to sift through them. I’ve done my best to help you figure out what sort of holiday is best for you.

Backpacking Paradise


Who It’s For: If you’re not afraid of adventure, a backpacking trip might just be for you. Pack your bags and head to Asia or Europe. There’s a Youth Pass discount for people aged under 26 if you want to go Interrailing around Europe but if you want the trip of a lifetime, head over to Asia to explore the scenery and culture of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Who It’s Not For: If you haven’t travelled much before, it might be best to stick closer to home. Backpacking can be intimidating for people who haven’t shared hostel rooms before but make sure you have your wits about you and you’ve done your research, and you’ll be absolutely fine.

Luxury Break Down Under

Who It’s For: Anyone who wants to explore a new part of the world in style should head down under to Australia, to scuba dive along the Great Barrier Reef, visit the Sydney Opera House or check out the culture and fine food in Melbourne. If you want some time amid your travels to relax and let your hair down and you want to try out some luxury accommodation Dunsborough could be for you. Three hours south of Perth, this place is heaven for beach lovers and anyone who wants to spend some time relaxing in the sun. Australia provides such a wide range of places and activities that it is truly the holiday of a lifetime.

Who It’s Not For: Anyone who hasn’t budgeted properly. Make sure you’re mega organised and you’ve saved carefully for your trip.

B&B Trip At Home

Who It’s For: Anyone who’s excited about seeing the natural beauty of the UK. It may be grey and rainy here but that leads to a lot of epic scenery, green fields and lakes. The Lake District provides some of the most glorious walks and views that the UK has to offer, or you could head down to Cornwall for some rugged coastlines and incredible surfing. If you’re more of a city break person, head down to London to take in some history and culture.

Who It’s Not For: Anyone who really wants to get away. If you want to practise your language skills or try new cuisines, a UK break might not be enough for you.

European Weekend Getaway


Who It’s For: If you haven’t got many leave days left at work, a long weekend in Europe might be just the thing for you. Jump on the Eurostar and head over to Paris, Brussels or Marseille, or head to the Europe to take a trip to Madrid, Berlin or Venice. No matter what city you choose, you’ll find something new and exciting.

Who It’s Not For: Perhaps you’re looking for a more epic adventure than just a weekend away, or you’ve seen most of Europe already and you want to go further afield. If so, try saving up for the trip of a lifetime sometime in the future instead.