Even if you have the best job in the world, chances are you get yourself through most of the year by daydreaming about your next holiday. If this sounds all too familiar, you may already be brainstorming about where to go next. So to help you decide, here’s 10 awesome holiday ideas for 2020.
1) All inclusive hotel break
Sometimes, we all need a bit of TLC. So if you’ve been working hard and can’t even remember your last holiday, perhaps an all-inclusive hotel break is exactly what you need. Of course, make sure you weigh up all the different factors required.
For example, if you want to take full advantage of the spa and pool facilities, don’t pick a hotel in an exciting city or country you’ve never been to before. In fact, you could even make an investment in a super posh hotel a couple hours away from your home. What you save on flights and sightseeing, you can invest in a five star resort where you can get pampered.
2) Tasmanian hiking trip
Tasmania offers breathtaking scenery, a laid back atmosphere and a dash of culture too. You can hike by day and enjoy local wines and seafood by night. What more could you want?
3) Australian wine tour
Australia isn’t short of wine regions and each one offers something slightly different. Whether you’re looking to soak in the beautiful countryside in Orange, NSW or want to combine it with a little bit of water-based adventure in Margaret River, WA there is something for everyone. If you’re travelling in a large group, just make sure you invest in a nice rental property and plan ahead by booking transport to get you around.
4) Surf trip
For some, the perfect holiday involves getting active and perhaps learning a new skill. If this sounds like you, then you may want to explore the idea of a surf camp. From specific destination surf fours for women to week long beginner camps, there are plenty of options across the globe to suit every preference.
5) Backpacking break
Whether it’s a whistle-stop tour of Europe, a year long trip around South America or a month in South East Asia, backpacking can open a world of adventure. And the best thing about backpacking is that it can be built around your budget, preferences and individual needs.
6) Yoga retreat
Need a bit of a break from everything and a chance to work on your physical and mental health? Then maybe a yoga retreat is the trip for you. You can go all-out and head to India or simply find a retreat closer to home. Whatever your budget and time constraints allow, it’s a change to break away from society and focus on yourself.
7) Mountain expedition
If you’ve got a bit of cash to spare, a mountain expedition can be awesome. It could involve investing in some kit and may require a bit of training, but the sense of accomplishment you’ll get by summiting Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Denali or any of the other great peaks is priceless.
8) Skiing holiday
Whether it’s in Australia, New Zealand, Japan or the Alps, a skiing holiday is the perfect combination of being active by day and socialising by night. If you’ve never been before, just make sure you book a couple of classes on the first couple of days.
9) Action-packed Queenstown break
If you’re short on time but want to have an action packed holiday, Queenstown is the place for you. The epicentre of all things adventurous, you can do everything from canyoning, jet-boating and whitewater rafting to sky diving, bungee jumping and canyon swinging.
If you’re short on cash and time, sometimes the best thing to do is enjoy a little stay-cation. Take a few days off work, make a bucket list of touristy things to do in your area or simply enjoy doing nothing. Whatever you decide, just make sure you relax and give yourself a chance to unwind.
So there you have it, ten awesome holiday ideas for the year ahead. Now all you have to do it pick one and start planning!