As we all begin to transition into our new found normal, our new travel regulations mean we need to reevaluate how and where we travel. I've come to realize how special traveling is, and after over. year of being home bound, I am excited to begin making my way to new destinations.
But, I admit I am more conscious of where I go and what I want to do. I have found a new love for travel by finding more adventurous activities for my family to do while we're away. I want to focus on the culture by meeting more locals and fully immersing myself into my surroundings.
So I ask you, what is your travel style? Are you looking to find new ways to experience your holiday?
Backpacker/Budget--Trying to get the most bang for your buck and typically involves staying at hostels, couchsurfing, and finding the cheapest transportation and eats. Travel often but cheaply. You don’t have to save a lot to travel and you see more for less $$.
Example: A 6-month stint in Germany and Egypt living out of a backpack.
Luxury--Traveling in comfort and style at the nicest hotels, restaurants, and with first-class flights. You have comfortable living quarters with plenty of benefits. You travel when it’s convenient for you and will feel well rested from your vacation. Who doesn’t like getting pampered?
Example: A stay at Four Seasons Bora Bora
Group Tour/Cruise--Joining a group / bus tour will help you see multiple destinations on one trip. You don’t have to worry about planning your day-to-day. You enjoy meeting other travelers from all over the world and sometimes make lifelong friends. You get to see a lot in a short amount of time.
Example: Seeing multiple countries by bus, planned by a tour company.
Private Tour--If you need help planning or prefer not to do the planning, it’s great to use the expertise of a travel agent to help you book your trip. Pick what you want to do, and let them figure out the logistics. Customized trips take you exactly where you want to go. Perfect for smaller groups. You don’t have to worry about transportation.
Example: A specialized itinerary to the Galapagos Islands.
Active-Adventure--This is for thrill-seekers who are up for an adventure and a lot of times involves hiking / backpacking. Visit places, hikes, and areas that the majority of people wouldn’t visit. Challenge yourself and earn what you see! You get a greater appreciation of a place.
Example: 4 day hike on the Inca Trail to see Machu Picchu.
Slow, Long-Term--Staying in one destination for more than 6 months.Dive into the local culture by becoming a local. Can go at a more relaxed pace and not feel rushed to do everything back to back. Get the chance to explore more hidden gems.
Example: Moving to a new city every year.