Choosing an Unusual Holiday

Not everyone wants to go on the standard holidays that consist of typical hotels, beaches and pools. Some people are looking to spend their downtime doing something different or visiting somewhere off the beaten path. Everyone has different tastes in holidays so here are just a few tips to help you to narrow it down.

Find a different angle

This type of unusual holiday is where you choose a typical tourist destination, such as Spain or Italy, but then you decide to do something different during your time there. So it may be that you decide to spend your time there learning the language or mastering the preparation of local cuisine.

Find a new destination

This could simply be a new destination within a country that has popular tourist resorts. As an example, many people visiting the US will go to Florida or California. But how many would consider a trip to Alaska? You can still find plenty to see and do there – it just takes a bit of imagination. Countries such as Mongolia and Haiti are also becoming popular with tourists who want to see somewhere a little different.

Mind, Body, Spirit

People are increasingly looking for holidays where they can stretch their minds or relax and recharge. If this is the case for you then consider focusing on one activity for your holiday. Trying to cram too much in will not leave you feeling refreshed and ready to return to everyday life but more likely in need of another holiday! So, if you choose an unusual destination for a yoga retreat, take the daily yoga classes, but the rest of the time take it easy. Gentle walks, reading and enjoying some peace and quiet will help you to harness the health benefits of yoga.

Do some good

This is the type of holiday where you use your time to make a difference to someone else’s life. Volunteering holidays are a great way to see the world and help to improve the lives of other people or help the environment. Conservation breaks are very popular and you can spend time with other volunteers helping to clean beaches, building homes in poor countries or even doing some volunteer teaching.

Unusual accommodation

If it is just the typical hotel or self-catering accommodation that you want to change then there are plenty of other options. Why not try an eco yurt? These are a definite step up from your standard tents for camping and are very comfortable. If you are heading into the northern part of Scandinavia then ice hotels are an unusual choice for a night or two. Whatever you choose, you will definitely be enjoying a holiday with a difference.