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Monday, 2 March 2020

How to Choose a Holiday that Lets You See the World

Last Updated: 3 September 2020

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AD* | Getting the chance to see the world is something which a lot of people lack in life. There are so many countries out there, but only limited time to see them all! This can make it difficult to become a global explorer - especially if you also want to hold down a steady job. 

However, things don't have to be this way and there is no need to choose one or the other. Why not have both and enjoy the best of both worlds? There are lots of different types of holidays and breaks out there which enable you to see as much of the world as possible without having months or even years to spare. 

This post explores some of the best ways to see as much of the world as possible while making the most of a short window of time.

Road Trips

Many people forget to factor in road trips when considering holidays. The idea of having to drive to each of your destinations might not seem like a pleasant one, though in reality, this can give you a unique opportunity to see places like never before. Travelling by road will enable you to go through towns, cities, and other points of interest, many of which are usually missed by those on flights or train journeys. 

If you have time to spare, you can travel a very long distance over the course of a couple of weeks. By spending a portion of each day driving, you will be able to cover hundreds of miles, giving you the chance to see brand new sights every single day. The chances are that you will soon start to pick up road trip hacks and tips to help you make the most of every second!

For those of us here in the UK, one of the easiest options for an international road trip is to catch a ferry to France. From here, Europe will be easy to explore, with Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and more all within easy reach. Most European countries have very good road networks, with some highways going between borders. This makes it possible to pick and choose where you’d like to go, without having to spend loads of time taking detours and wasting time. If you hire a car, you could consider flying home from your end destination, enabling you to spend more time seeing places and ticking sights off your bucket list.

Cruises

Cruises have long been one of the more popular ways to see more than one country at once. Whether you want to explore Africa or Scandinavia, taking a cruise is one of the best ways to get a snapshot of multiple countries. You’ll get the chance to spend your travel time swimming, relaxing, and enjoying onboard entertainment, followed by the chance to spend time in each of the countries or cities you visit. Some cruises are designed to get you to as many destinations as possible, while others are designed to give you the opportunity to fully explore a single country or region.

You can start a cruise from just about anywhere in the world, although it's important to do your research and shop around to see the best cruise deals available to you. Some cruises will travel across the Caribbean, while others will take you across the continent of Asia. Whichever route you choose, it will make sense to choose a cruise which goes to as many new places as possible.

Backpacking

Backpacking is a similar concept to going on a road trip, but instead of having a car, it involves using public transport to get from place to place, with all of your clothing and other items strapped to your back. This sort of break can provide an excellent opportunity for couples and solo travellers to see much more of the world. It’s crucial that you plan something like this well ahead of time, ensuring that you know exactly how you’ll be getting from one place to another.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of choosing a trip which enables you to see the world. It’s never easy to find the time for this sort of thing, but the rewards are clear to see.

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