When we think of a holiday it is normally with a warm feeling. That is because the majority of us will choose a resort where the weather is sunny. In this article, we will think about all those things that make a holiday seem like a holiday so that by the time that we return we feel like we have had one.
So, where should we go to guarantee some sunshine? This does, of course, depend on the time of year. Winter sun holiday destinations are popular. These include the Canary Islands, Goa, Morocco, and the Caribbean.
Taking just 4 hours from the UK, Spain’s Canary Islands make for the perfect getaway. They include Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, and Tenerife. They prove popular all year round because of the sun, and therefore warmth, that they offer holidaymakers. Apart from the inviting temperatures to provide you with a tan, they offer a wide range of accommodation to stay in that will not break the bank.
A holiday is not a holiday without the mention of flip-flops. These then lend themselves well to the beach holiday. As does going without footwear completely. Be careful in Monaco, however, because they have a strict dress code. Walking down the street barefoot or without a shirt on can get you into serious trouble. Many establishments will also operate a jacket policy, meaning that shorts will not be allowed. But then, Moncao is known for its casinos.
Conversely, to look inside the Taj Mahal in India you will either be required to take shoes off or wear the disposable shoe covers provided. Don’t worry, though, the ground is clean, paved, and thankfully well-maintained. So, no supportive footwear is necessary to enjoy this wonderful sight.
If your preferred holiday involves hiking or hill climbing, then you will end up more restricted while on holiday because hiking books will be important to have on. But then, you presumably know what you are letting yourself in for when you book that kind of adventure holiday.
A part of venturing around the world on holiday is the opportunity to taste a variety of different foods. Okay, we can probably find many of them in our local food stores now, but it is not the same as tasting the foods in their local setting. It is, after all, the local people who know how best to cook them.
Some examples of foods associated with different parts of the world include:
Austria – Apfelstrudel
Belgium – Moules Frites
Brazil – Pudim
England – Steak & Kidney Pie
Finland – Squeaky Cheese
France – Macarons
Greece – Spanakopita
And so on.
We all like the idea of palm trees because they are considered a symbol of paradise. We know that the climate will be hot and the holiday involves a good deal of relaxing on a beach.
Cuba is the Caribbean island resort that boasts the most palm trees. It has the most species of palm. Hispaniola has the next greatest number of palm trees. If you want to guarantee to see plenty of palm trees, so as not to be disappointed, avoid Windward and Leeward islands, as they have the least.
A holiday for many will not seem complete without some form of entertainment provided by others. It does not have to be quality entertainment, either, because anything can be got away with when people are on holiday and in a mood for fun. Many of our television celebrities started their careers entertaining in holiday camps. It is not a bad way to start a career when redcoats at UK Butlins resorts can earn between £10,000 and £18,000 per year, have their meal subsidised, and have free accommodation included. Former Pontins bluecoats include TV entertainers Shane Richie and Bradley Walsh.
So, this is a quick tour of what makes a holiday special. I am sure that you will be able to think of many more things that do too.