The annual vacation is the reason most people endure dull jobs for what seems like eternal days. No matter how miserable things get during their working year, they always hold onto the knowledge of the annual vacation creeping ever nearer. The style of holiday often changes as people get older, and for good reason; gravity seems to weigh a little heavier on older joints. The first vacation without parents on tow may be a boozy trip to the spanish islands, but for some, a more challenging trip is desirable.
Let’s take a look at vacations everyone should try to experience, at least once in their lifetime.
For someone in their late teens and twenties, an adventure of a lifetime may be attractive. Some holidays are ideally suited to students taking a gap year. Ideas can be found at www.theleap.co.uk and many other sites online. The gap year is an important time in a young person’s life and most try to make the most of it by spending their time travelling; experiencing, as much of what the world has to offer, as they can.
There are many adventure holidays available, here are a few suggestions:
Tall Ship Sailing
Of course, there are many more and perhaps you existing passions will guide your choice.
If you have an interest in history and archeology, there are many exotic places awaiting you. These holidays are ideally suited to people approaching middle age, who look at the world a bit differently than the youngsters.
Egypt is a favourite destination thanks mainly to the discovery of the tombs in the valley of the kings. Only when standing at the foot of the Great Pyramid Of Giza can one truly appreciate the scale of the project complete by ancients who were not far out of the stone age. Here is found the Cairo Museum of Antiquities that houses many of the priceless artifact that were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Perhaps you would like to walk down the perfectly preserved avenues of Pompeii that was frozen forever in time when it was buried by rock and ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The voids left in the solidified ash after the bodies of the victims decayed, have been filled with plaster that was then freed so that we can see those poor people in their death throes.
Experience The Waves
For the older generation, a cruise is a marvelous experience. Sleeping in luxury cabins and enjoying fine food as the ship glides through the ocean gives a relaxed feeling that other holidays find it hard to compete with. There is entertainment in lounges throughout the ship, so people are never bored, and the crew treat the travellers like royalty. There is a doctor on board most ships so holidaymakers can always be assured they will be well cared for.
The cruise will obviously call in many ports that will have interesting and exciting places to explore. Excursions to these attractions are often within the cost of the cruise, so it is better to let the experts guide you than to find your own way, sometimes.
Of course, these suggested holidays are only attractive to people of a certain age range generally speaking. Everyone is free to explore the world in their own way so keep an open mind when you next book your holiday and when you are old you can remember the time you were there. Auf Wiedersehen.