Think about your ideal holiday. Do you imagine yourself relaxing on the beach, surrounded by palm trees, with crystal clear water and a drink in your hand? Or are you a more active traveller who likes adventure holidays, adrenaline and trying new things?
How do you prefer to travel to your ideal destination? Most people fly to their chosen location as it’s quick and usually quite easy. Do you prefer the window seat on a plane so you can see the views, or the aisle seat so you can stretch your legs whenever you like? Perhaps you’d rather use a different method of transport to reach your destination: ferry, train, bus, car...
As for accommodation, there are many different options. You can stay in a hotel, but do you prefer full board or self-catering? How many stars do you like your hotel to have? A hostel can be a cheaper option, and camping is cheaper still! How about a cruise, where you stay on a boat?
What about food and drink when you’re away? Are you a fan of sampling the local cuisine or do you prefer to find somewhere that serves the same food you can get at home?
Personally, I love exploring new places and would rather stay slightly off the beaten track. For me, planning is part of the holiday so before I set off, I enjoy reading about the area I’m visiting, and attempting to learn at least a few words of the local language. Once I arrive, I enjoy visiting local sights, trying the traditional food and drink, and of course plenty of relaxing as well!
Comment on this blog to tell us about your ideal holiday...
crystal clear = completely transparent
adrenaline = a chemical that gives you energy when you’re excited, frightened or angry
aisle = a passage between rows of seats, for example on a plane, in a church, a theatre or between shelves at a supermarket
ferry = a boat that makes quite short journeys between two places, such as Dover and Calais
full board = service at a hotel which means that all meals are included in the price
self-catering = when you cook your own food on holiday
to sample = to try
cuisine = a particular style of food or cooking
off the beaten track = away from the places people usually visit
to set off = to leave