Forget A Vacation In The Sun Or City! Try One of These Alternatives

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. Photo credit

When we’re getting over the January blues, there’s nothing like dreaming up your next big adventure. You might be tempted to book your favorite sun holiday, or go on another city break, but if you want to spice up your travel and have something to look forwards to, why not try something new?

As you start to discuss your next ideal destination with your loved ones or friends, why not start to think outside the box? You may have found a European coastline that you love, or been in the same city a few times, so this time, do something different. No, not just different - new and exciting!

Lake Life

If you’re partial to a good view and a bit of peace and quiet on vacation, then you might love sea, sand and serenity in your chosen destination. But, why not switch that for something a little similar in terms of atmosphere, but totally different in terms of location. Lakeside vacations can be incredibly relaxing and indulgent at the same time. Rent luxury chalets, enjoy the serene surroundings and read or relax for days on end.


When you think about getting away, you often envision getting on a plane. That might be a treat if you’ve got a bucket list destination in mind, but, if you want more of a mini break, why not stay at home? Staycations are the hottest vacation right now. Not only do you get to be a tourist in your own town and see it through fresh eyes, but you can enjoy staying in a hotel, heading out to eat and taking time out like you would on any other vacation.

Go Wild

Deep down, maybe you’re dying for a sense of adventure. If you can think of nothing more than getting out into a new culture and seeing how the animals live, it might be time for you to book that safari you’ve always dreamed of. If you don’t know where to start, then have a look at some of the best safaris Africa has to offer and take your pick. You’re definitely spoilt for choice.

Island Hopping

Perhaps you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime. If you’ve been saving up for a special bucket list destination, or for a rainy day, your next vacation might want to be something special, like island hopping. Whether you choose the idyllic isles of the Caribbean or the culture-laden lands of Greece, you’ll not only get to feel like you’ve had a few vacations in one, you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.

Survive In Seclusion

Sometimes, the norm can bore you. You might have traveled to all corners of the world and you need something fresh, something exciting. Or maybe you’re tired of doing the same trip, year after year. Either way, camping could be on your travel radar. Just think about it. You can head off the beaten track, explore somewhere new, and enjoy the peace and quiet of forest life, or even pitch up a tent on a beach!

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