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What type of holiday should I go on?

Especially if you haven’t travelled in a while, you might be stuck on where you should go for your next holiday. To make this decision easier, it helps to start with thinking about what type of trip you’re interested in, whether you’re desperate for some sun or you’d like something a little more adventurous. Keep reading for tips on how to figure out where you should head to next.

What types of holidays are there?

It’s a big world out there, and there are a variety of different holiday types for you to choose from depending on what it is you want out of your trip. Here, we take a look at three of the most popular holiday types to help you decide where your next travel adventure might take you.

What is a beach holiday?

If you’re after the chance to unwind and relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a beach holiday could be the perfect fit for you. A beach holiday gives you the opportunity to soak up the sunshine and listen to the sound of the crashing waves from the comfort of a sun lounger, perhaps while you’re immersed in a good book, sipping a refreshing cocktail or even taking a siesta. In fact, beach holidays are ideal for just about anyone. Couples can enjoy sunbathing and romantic walks along the shoreline, while families can let their little ones build sandcastles or splash about in the water.

This type of trip usually means staying in accommodation that’s a short walk from a nearby beach, or you might even choose to stay somewhere that has its own private beach area that can be used exclusively by guests. Either way, you shouldn’t have to venture far to feel the warmth of the soft sand between your toes.

There is an endless list of beach destinations to choose from, many of which are just a short plane journey away. In Europe, Spain, France and Portugal boast some of the world’s best beach resorts, while further afield, Thailand, the Maldives, Mexico and the USA, particularly along the west coast of California, are all home to breathtaking shorelines.

What is a city break holiday?

City breaks are usually short and sweet, giving you just enough time to soak up the sights and sounds of an exciting destination. Most travellers enjoy city breaks for two to four days, meaning you could fit your trip into a weekend if you wanted to. What’s more, city breaks often take less budgeting and planning, so you could find that you’re able to book a last minute trip without much planning in advance.

During a typical city break holiday, you’ll likely find yourself hitting up the most iconic landmarks and popular tourist hotspots, making sure that you don’t miss out on any ‘must see’ attractions. Many destinations offer city passes which are designed to ensure you see as much of the city as possible, making it easier for you to experience lots of different attractions in a short space of time. You may also find that you’re able to take advantage of city bus tours which offer you a quick and easy way to see the city before it’s time to head back home.

From Paris, Rome and Madrid, to Prague and New York City, there are so many fantastic destinations to choose from in Europe and beyond when it comes to planning your next city break holiday.

What is an adventure holiday?

If you consider yourself to be a bit of an adrenaline junkie, an adventure holiday could be the perfect fit for you. Generally speaking, this type of trip involves some sort of fun yet challenging physical activity, making it the ideal choice for those who love to stay active and push themselves.

There are many different types of adventure holidays to choose from. For example, you could decide to get stuck into some thrilling snow sports, such as snowmobile riding across Lapland or taking on the Alps with a spot of skiing in France. You could even embrace your inner Tarzan and zipline through the treetops of the jungle in Costa Rica, or abseil down a waterfall into a canyon in Mauritius.

How to prepare for a holiday

Regardless of whether you’re heading off on a two-week beach holiday or a short city break, there are a number of things you’ll want to do before you jet off. To help you prepare for your holiday, check out these three quick tips.

Check your passport

First and foremost, you should check that your passport is valid, as you will not be able to travel overseas without it. If you find that you need to renew your passport, it’s important that you do this well in advance of your departure date, as it can take a number of weeks for your application to be processed and to receive your new passport in the post.

Organise your travel insurance

To ensure that you’re protected should the worst happen, it’s a good idea to purchase a travel insurance policy ahead of your holiday. This will mean that you’re covered if you were to be unwell or injure yourself while you’re away - something that is especially important if you’re heading off an adventure holiday.

Arrange your airport parking

So you’ve booked your flight, but how do you plan on getting to the airport? If you’re travelling to the terminal in your own car, you’ll need somewhere safe to park your vehicle until you return home. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to book your airport parking before you arrive for your flight. At Liverpool Airport, we offer both long stay parking and short stay parking depending on how long your trip is.

Link to ‘How to prepare for a trip abroad’