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A Fun Holiday That’s Still Relaxing: Can It Be Done?

Published on: February 3rd, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Feeling like you need to relax and bring everything back into balance after a recent bout of stress or business? A chance to kick back, relax and totally unwind is always going to be well-received, and we all need a break from the everyday stresses at times. A peaceful holiday is a great way to go about this, but it doesn’t have to be boring, there’s so more to do than simply sit on a sun lounger and top up your tan. Here are some relaxing yet fun activities to enjoy while you’re away.

tips on how to travel and stay relaxed at the same time

Go on a Boat Trip

Getting out onto the open water and feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face is a great way to enjoy some relaxing time in gorgeous scenery. You could book a boat tour, boat cruise similar to the boat trip I had in Barcelona or even hire your own yacht for the day. You could go out on speedboats, or try out something like a glass-bottom boat. There are tons of options so see what your destination has to offer.

Visit a Spa

Spas really are the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, so give one a visit for some pampering treatments and a massage. Hitting the spa can a great way to relieve some of the tension from a long flight, and set the relaxed vibe for the rest of your trip. From Indian head massage to Swedish hot stone massage; different cultures around the world will have different treatments and techniques in their spas, and so even you like to travel a lot, every experience will be completely different.

a luxury spa room with white towels and large comfortable brown chairs perfect for relaxing on vacation
a luxury spa room is a great place to relax when on holiday

Play a Relaxed Sport

Getting some activity doesn’t have to be hard work, a relaxed sport like golf or fishing could be a great way to spend an afternoon while you’re away. You can enjoy the scenery and feel at one with nature, plus you’ll get a great sense of accomplishment if you do well. Lots of destinations offer these kinds of features to tourists so it’s something to check out when you’re booking your trip. I’ve managed to head away on fishing trips around the world while travelling.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Getting to try the local cuisine is one of the best parts of any trip. Whether it’s paella and sangria in Spain, patisseries and wine in France or pasta and Amaretto in Italy, spend some time enjoying the local eateries and indulging a little. By going out to eat you are able to immerse yourself in the local culture without the hustle and bustle, so treat yourself and make sure this is part of your trip you set aside to relax.

chef dishing up food on a round wooden log style plate
Trying the local cuisine is a relaxing way to learn a little of the local culture

Organise Your Trip: Travel Advice and Tricks I Personally Use

Book Your Flight

Heading to either Skyscanner or Momondo are my methods of choice for this. They are my favourite as they search for flights from different companies all over the world. You can filter the results to suit your needs and ensure you land the best price every-time.

Book Your Accommodation

This is an important part of any holiday you’re going on. Read all the reviews and get the right accommodation via TripAdvisor. They even show you the best prices available at the time for that room from suppliers like Booking.com.For booking a hostel your best bet is to start with HostelWorld or possible even use CouchSurfing if you’re on a real budget.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must these days so you have a piece of mind you’re covered for anything that could go wrong while on your trip. I now never go on a trip away without travel insurance. I’ve been using World Nomads for the past few years.

My favourite companies that offer the best service and value are:

  • SafetyWing (cheaper option to just cover you for health issues)

Looking for the best companies to save money with?

As I have been travelling frequently over the last few years I’ve learnt some great tools to use for saving money when travelling. I have a travel resource page that lists all the trusted companies I personally use and rely on. I think you will find them good as well.

I also have a couple of great blogs that share quick and easy ways to save money on flights or accommodation. Take a look and save some cash on your next trip.

The Best Place To Book Your Tours

If you are someone you likes to have the best tours in one place and read reviews from other travellers about their personal experiences of each different tour then the best platform to use is GetYourGuide.

They offer the best tours, have money-back offers in case your trip is cancelled and ensure the price of each tour is the lowest possible.

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Last Updated on: May 19th, 2020 at 3:09 pm

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