With the holiday season shadowing December, it may not be the first place to consider for a holiday, but don’t overlook it that fast. There are great climate and family friendly destinations that prove to be a perfect vacation for family and even romantic getaways.
Head out to this island paradise and indulge in massive water parks and take up the opportunity to swim with the loving dolphins. The island sports boats and marines give the perfect chance to explore the breathtaking waters. This beauty is also home to a huge variety of animals, making it a fun outdoor activity to spend your time there. Apart from oozing natural beauty, this destination offers the ideal city life attraction such as casinos, bars, high end restaurants and spas to unwind and relax. With a spectacular view from almost any location, the Bahamas are a treat to visit.
This capital city of Aloha State is perfect if you are looking for a short yet perfect getaway. Located on the West Coast, it offers an exceptional beach front. With many outdoor activities such as hiking, strolls at the Waikiki beach, art districts at your disposal and a panoramic view of the city from the Diamond Head State Monument, it demands a visit.
The Big Apple is one of the most diverse places in the world, with something to offer for everyone. With ample of sight seeing places and activities it’s a treat to visit. As the Empire State buildings stand tall with pride and Central Park adds beauty to the city, a lot if going on at the same time. Skating, theatre and the Central Park Zoo are only a few of the must see attractions and activities this city offer.
With many hills ripe for sledding in December, this city located northeast of the famous New York City is also an ideal vacation spot. Hit the ice at the Boston Common Frog Pond, which is the oldest public park America has to offer.
Thailand is an increasingly popular holiday destination. Travel here this December, offering delicious cultured cuisine, local temples and a well established shopping district, this capital has it all. Best known for its street food, be sure to have a taste of the authentic pad Thai.
This Irish capital is the best December holiday getaway. The city offers history and culture like no other. With friendly locals, finding your way around isn’t a problem at all. Drop by at the Dublin Writers Museum, which offers walking tours that celebrate the works of famous writers such as Oscar Wilde. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the famed fish and chips available at all cafes and restaurants that are dotted all over the city.
Known as the most romantic city in the world, it surely is perfect for a romantic getaway but also has much to offer for people traveling with family. As the city comes alive in the holiday season, the Christmas markets light up. Paris City Hall and Champs-Elysees are the must visit places while in Pairs.
Traveling is an adventurous activity; it is more successful when you have a proper plan laid out of the destinations that you wish to visit. For this year 2013, a compilation of 5 unique travel places is yours to delight in; the choice is entirely yours, make a pick and ensure that this year does not end without you setting foot in either of the mentioned unique travel places.
Latvia is very tiny, but the many holiday options it presents are remarkable. Boasting of some 350 miles of a sand rich coastline, the country has the most admired seaside to ever grace this world. With this seaside comes a resort near Jurmala in the famous Baltic region; other attractions like the dense forests of Kemeri national park are attributed to bird watching high above from an observation tower. While in Latvia’s capital Riga, tourists may enjoy a visit to the Latvian open air ethnographic museum which is one of Europe’s largest and oldest momentous structures. There is definitely something in store for every holiday maker in Latvia!
The heart tourism in Jordan is the ancient city of Petra; you probably thought that canyons were only in America, Jordanian tourism presents a city carved out of a hidden stone canyon in the southern desert. This famous city is likely to have been constructed in the sixth century by an Arab civilization known as the Bateans. Ruins in the capital of Amman, northern Jerash are also a splendid site to see, well packaged with nature reserves comprising of desert lowlands and gorges.
Come one come all to Estonia! Come experience the visit of a lifetime and join other holiday makers in the biggest bog nature trail walks in the national park in Soomaa. Estonia is very small compared to the combined area of New Hampshire and Vermont but is privileged to host more tourists that any of the two cities. Nearly 50% of Estonia landmass is forested, presenting to any holiday maker a nature filled trails, hiking experience toppled by the beautiful picturesque of marshes, river and lakes in the national park. Coastal Estonia also boasts of beaches and a beautiful coastline.
Slovak republic was once part of the former Czechoslovakia; this captivating country lies next to the crossroads of Eastern Europe. Of all the European countries Slovak enjoys a tourism slogan better known as “little big country” presenting a people full of cultural heritage and Carpathian mountains to the north, many tourist come from neighboring countries like Austria, Czech republic and Poland. The country also boasts of high tourism infrastructure, hygiene and health.
A beautiful country boasting of a rich cultural history, Turkey not only shares in festivities full of drink and food but a spectacular landscape too. With one of the world’s most phenomenal rock formations Turkey has seen many tourist flown into the country just to experience firsthand the beauty and splendor of the “fairy chimney” found in central Anatolia in the region of Cappadocia, the entire landscape is made of dwellings carved artistically into the rocks. Some of these ancient carvings have also been renovated into motels and hotels.
WORK! WORK! WORK! We all are very much occupied from Monday to Friday while continuously working at our desk with full dedication. Do not spare time for ourselves even when we are at home, What all we do after such a long tiring work is to eat and take rest during weekends, subsequently prepare ourselves for another upcoming Monday with all the tiring work grind again for rest of the week.
Who doesn’t want a break from routine? Who doesn’t want a long weekend to enjoy with family/friends? Who does not want to rejuvenate so to face the tiring and routine lifestyle again in office?
Everyone wants a break from hectic routine. Everyone wants to have fun and relaxation without being tensed about work, meeting deadlines and stressed out due to the pressure of meeting expectations.
Pre Planning for Long Weekend Outing
But then again, while going for a long weekend, escaping from your daily routine comes with a price of planning and packing in advance.
Planning requires many things to be considered beforehand. What should I carry with me? What should I wear on the journey?
What kind of dress should I pack for the party, the dinner, and trip to explore the city?
There are many things, you have to plan to go for a long weekend outing.
Packing these kinds of stuff is not a difficult or tiring task; the difficult task is to decide.
It is to choose which garb to pack. Let us help you a little in this weary task.
Here are some ideas that you might want to consider for attires to be packed.
“Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.” Travelling is something which we all love. But even during travel, we have to clinch what clothes we want to wear. As it is very much important for us to be comfortable even during travel. These are some of the garbs you might want to take a look to determine from.
Dress by default – You never want to dress up like a bum or a hobo to go on a journey. You won’t want to overdo your look, but you won’t even want to look like someone who just woke up from the bed.
Dress up comfortably- Dressing up comfortably is a must. You won’t want to wear your tight jeans for travelling. Wearing some trousers, joggers who have some room in them are ideal to wear for a journey. Wearing fitting t-shirts or shirts in which we feel tight is never comfortable to wear for an expedition. It would be best if you go with your loose tees to wear for a trip.
Use quality luggage – Luggage is a vital thing for your travel. You would always want a luggage which would keep your clothing safe, keep you organized and at last your luggage should be able to take thumping here and there and still protect your gadgets. Luggage should be easy to carry and light in weight.
Comfortable shoes – Wearing comfortable shoes is as crucial as wearing a comfortable attire. You can never expect to have a comfortable journey wearing your heels or wedges or even your many straps boots. Wearing sports shoes & sneakers is the best option to go with other than slippers/floaters. Both slippers and shoes would be very comfortable for you to wear and remove whenever you wish without doing much work.
Some travelling tips and tricks that’ll help you a lot –
Pack less: Do you really need six pairs of heels, an iron and 6 jeans? Travelling with the least luggage should be your goal. Take less and you’ll travel faster and easier if travelling by flight then even cheaper.
Learn a little: Learning a new language never hurts. So learn few words o the local language and have the courage to use them. Just a few words will go a long way; locals tend to warm to those who try communicating to them in their own tongue.
Hoodie: Always pack a hoodie in your luggage. Hooded tops make excellent travel garments, just slip up your hood to retreat from the world of noise and light when you want to sleep.
Bring your earplugs: If silence is golden, then ear plugs are worth their weight in platinum. For a long trip, invest in some good noise cancelling headphones. They are worth every penny to tune out a noisy road, snoring man or chattering people.
Pack reading stuff: Always pack some stuff that you can read on your long journey, be it a paperback or Kindle. Kindle are made for long travels, no more carrying heavy paperbacks, increasing your luggage weight and have many books to read.
Roll your clothes while packing rather than folding them.
Carry Sun glasses & Sun Screens to take care of yourselves from intense sun beams
Carry little extra cash: Always carry cash, while travelling. Not too much as it can get stolen and you’ll always have ATM to take out some cash. Carrying some cash is required as what if the ATM you go to stopped working or doesn’t have cash. So have some cash with you that you can use when necessary.
Keep balm / Mosquito repellent: Balm not only soothes your sore muscles after a lot of travelling but also works as an insect repellent, mosquito repellent is other must have in the travel.
Wake up early: Rise before sunrise, it’s a magical time for clicking photos due to soft diffused light. Have the best attractions to yourself while avoiding crowds.
Don’t feel embarrassed: Even if you do something embarrassing, don’t feel embarrassed. Laugh at yourself with others. Don’t be afraid if things are screwed up. You will definitely look like a fool while travelling to new places. But it’s worth enjoying every moment.
Take a lot of photos: Great photos are ultimate souvenirs. You meet those people once so capture with your camera in a form of photo.
Back up: Keep a backup of your documents like passport, driver’s license, etc. backup your files and photos of your computer on an external hard drive and online with some storage in the cloud. You never know when your laptop, wallet or luggage might get stolen.
Get lost: Write down the name of your hotel so you can catch a taxi back if needed, then just pick up a direction and start walking. Explore the place on your own. You’ll get to see how people live and work in different regions, the actual part of the town with your own eyes rather than other tourist or someone else’s eyes.
Eat local food: Going to a new place and not eating their local food, that’s absurd. Go, eat and explore their taste and delicacies.
Break out of your comfort zone: Go on a solo trip. Break out of your comfort zone, meet new people, interact with them, learn from them and make some lifetime memories.
Well, we need to really work well before we start our unforgettable journey…
Have a wonderful time!