If you’re setting off on an international trip this year, make sure you are as ready as you can be by asking yourself some vital questions before leaving. Those questions include; Where are you going and why? What should you have in your international travel checklist? And is money going to be a problem? The reason these three questions should top your list are because you need to make sure your destination is perfect for you, once you’re there you want to be confident that you have prepared well and finally you don’t want to be concerned about money when you’re already abroad.
To tackle the first of these questions you really need to find what makes you tick. So, let’s look into that question and the options that await you.
// Adventure //
You’re looking for more than sea and sun. You want to get out on a bike or hike up a mountain, and who can blame you? The world is a beautiful place made for exploring and an adventure holiday is perfect for that. If it is an adventure you want, then you shouldn’t be looking too much further than Canada, specifically the west coast. British Columbia is famous for its mountain ranges and wildlife which will keep you out in nature for days on end. You can start with a casual bike ride around Vancouver’s seawall before making your way up to Whistler and into the mountains. Here you can hike, mountain bike or in the winter take on some snow sports like skiing and snowboarding. Prepare for your adventure holiday well and ensure you have insurance to cover you.
// Beach //
Maybe you’ve done enough adventuring for one year and you’re just looking to put your feet up and enjoy a break. A beach holiday is the perfect opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the world’s most beautiful sceneries without having to work up a sweat or buy equipment. It might seem like a cliche, but the Caribbean is your best friend when it comes to relaxing by the sea and the choice on offer will leave you researching for days. You can take in the luxurious St Lucia, the white sands of the Bahamas, or the home of reggae Jamaica.
// City //
If beach and adventure aren’t getting you going, you might be looking for something a little bit more cultural. A city break can be just what you need to recharge your battery and explore life away from home. These days you are spoilt for choice when it comes to different cities with unique cultures. Chicago offers the home of improv, sports coming out of its ears and a stunning architectural river tour where you can learn all about the Second City. Alternatively you have Amsterdam, with its tulips and museums or head to Barcelona for a taste of Catalunya.
Your options are vast should you be looking to travel, just make sure you ask yourself the three key questions and prepare for all eventualities.