All of us look forward to our annual holidays, whether we’re travelling solo, with friends, a partner or with family. We all work so hard, and need that special relaxation time to look forward to. Which is why the location of our holiday is so very important. We want to be somewhere we feel relaxed, where our worries are well and truly at home, where we can laugh and have fun and enjoy the local amenities, facilities, culture and scenery.
For this very reason, many people opt to take their annual holiday to the same place year on year. Because there is so much emphasis on it being the week or two weeks of the year everyone on the holiday gets to truly kick back, and because it costs so much money – most people would rather keep going back to their tried and tested location of choice, instead of booking themselves a holiday somewhere new. And for this reason, many people regularly miss out on experiencing some of the most incredible locations in the world – because they worry nowhere will be as good as the place they have stayed for the last five years. If this is you – it may well be time for you to switch up your holiday plans, pronto.
Here are a few reasons why a different destination could make the perfect holiday:
Kids are like little sponges, absorbing all the information given to them, and the information they are surrounded with at any one time. When you take your kids to the same destination over and over again, they get amazing family memories and a strong connection to your chosen holiday destination. However, they are missing out on a lot of things by repeatedly spending their holidays in the same place. By taking your children to different holiday destinations you are enabling them to experience different cultures, history, nature, scenery and cuisine. By visiting a new place they will gain a greater awareness of the world around them.
If you holiday in a couple, a new destination could be the perfect way to get that romantic spark back. Going to the same place over and over again is nice, because you both love it so much, but every relationship needs a bit of refreshment and excitement now and then. Why not go somewhere new together and enjoy navigating the local area, exploring the different terrain and scenery and sampling the local food on offer. By going somewhere new you both grow together as a couple, and have beautiful, fresh memories shared between the two of you.
It helps us all to step out of our comfort zones every now and then, but that doesn’t mean you need to be paragliding or skydiving any time soon. Holidaying somewhere new is the perfect way to step outside of your comfort zone and add to your own personal growth. Perhaps you could travel somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit, or choose a holiday location famous for being the perfect location to enjoy your favourite hobby. Seeing different cultures and scenery will enable you to grow as a person and help you push yourself outside of your comfort zone – in the best possible way.
These are just a few reasons a different destination could make the perfect holiday for you this year. Why not browse a few different destinations and do a bit of research, the more open you are to trying something new, the more likely you are to come round to the idea and explore the world around you.