At this time of year, it’s safe to say that we’re all starting to think about the next year ahead. And there’s definitely a lot to think about. But, with the winter weather being as harsh as it often is, you may find that your mind is firmly in vacation mode. While it may not be that easy to get something booked in before the holiday season starts (but if you have managed to, lucky you), there’s no reason why you can’t start planning ahead over the next year already. Plus, this is definitely something that gives you a lot to look forward to. You can think ahead to the vacation that you’re booking, so that you’re able to keep something in your mind when you’re feeling unmotivated, cold, and fed up! So it’s time to start planning.
Traveling Around Africa
When in Monaco
But, because we’re about to enter into a new year, maybe you’d like to do things a little differently? Maybe you’d love the idea of changing up your vacation style a little? Because you have to admit, when it comes to booking holidays, it’s definitely easy to find yourself doing the same old things, over and over again. And that can definitely get a little stale. You kinda know what to expect and the novelty wears off a little. So, instead, you might want to think about the different kinds of vacation that you could head on? And if you’re not sure what to do differently or even what ideas there are, you’ve come to the right place. Because here are a few ideas to inspire you.
1. Go At A Different Time Of Year
Exploring Edinburgh - Winter
To start with, you might want to think about going at a different time of year. Because if you know that you always go the same month or the same year, you might want to go in a different season so that you get to enjoy a different kind of experience.
2. Travel To A Different Continent
But that may not be enough of a change for you. Because it can feel pretty samey. So, instead, why don’t you travel to a completely different continent? If you know that you always head to the same locations, then deciding to travel to one of the best places to visit in the world and seeing something remarkable could be perfect for you.
Comino - Malta Island
3. Stay In Different Accommodation
And then, you could also look to stay in a different kind of accommodation too. Maybe you like the idea of staying in a luxury hotel or even a waterfront cabin? Maybe you can let your desired choice of accommodation be the deciding factor for your vacation choice over the next twelve months?
4. Go For A Different Duration
2 Weeks in Florida
Maybe you only tend to book a week away? Or you always have the same two weeks in the summer? It could be quite nice to make that a little different next time around. Going for two weeks instead of one could be perfect. And if you usually take two weeks, it might be a lot better for you to think about taking two separate weeks in two different locations.
5. Try Different Cuisine
Etosha National Park - Namibia
Now, a really simple way to do this is to think about what you’re eating when you’re overseas too. If you don’t usually venture out when it comes to what you’re eating, you might want to think about changing that. So why not head to a foodie country with every intention of trying some of the delicious local delicacies that they have on offer?
6. Try Out Different Activities
A DAY in London Town.
Then, you might also like to think about the different kinds of activities you can do when you get to your destination too. If you know that you always lay by the pool, it might be time to do things differently. Here, you could learn more about your options. There are lots of fun, exciting, adventurous, or even relaxing options in every country, city, and resort. So try to see what’s available where you’re headed and plan in something different for a change.
7. Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Portugal - Safari
It can also be a good idea for you to think about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something that you wouldn’t normally. And there can be plenty of ways that you look to get out of your comfort zone when you travel. Talking to locals and meeting different people is a great way to start, but you could also look to explore different areas that you wouldn’t normally or do something adventurous.
8. Tour Around A Little
The next thing you might like to do, is to see if you could tour around a few differently locations. If you know that you tend to travel to one spot. You stay there, relax, and then head home, it may be nice to try and see a few different spots instead. A prime example of this is to go on a road trip. Or, you might even want to give summer island hopping a go. Either way, it can be a lot of fun to travel around and go on a mini adventure.
Thailand - Krabi
9. Travel On Different Transport
Or maybe something as simple as going with a different transport option could be perfect for you? If this is the case, you could find that choosing to travel by train or boat could be a fun new way to vacation next year.
Flying over Holland
10. Go With Different People
And then, just for fun, a way to really shake up your vacation could be to go with different people. Maybe you always go away with your family or your partner or even the same group of friends? Then things can definitely seem a little samey. So many going with different people will be perfect for you. Here, you could think about going with different friends, traveling with another couple, or adding more family to your trip. This is also a great way to make memories too.