When you’re planning a holiday in another country or a road trip with a campervan, you’ll probably ask yourself, “What will I do when I reach my destinations?” Aside from determining your accommodation, transportation and budget options, you will also have to plan your activities when you’re already there.
But most often, a place can provide a wide assortment of activities or it has a lot of interesting landmarks to the point that you think your holiday time won’t be enough. For some, it can be overwhelming to decide what activities to do or where to go. If you’re one of them, here are some interesting themes that you can adopt into your travel itinerary.
The Local Ways
When visiting a place with a culture that’s different from yours, it’s a great thing to engage in activities that the local people love to do. Whether it’s a community feast or a simple concert at the public park, it’s definitely an eye-opener that will leave a positive mark in your memory, which you will cherish for years to come. So make sure that you check out what local events are happening during your visit and where they’ll be held.
If you get invited to a private wedding by someone with a different culture or to a celebration that’s unique to the place, try not to miss it. It’s definitely your gateway to memorable, enlightening travel experiences.
If you’re a food lover, why not have an adventure with your passion in mind? If you’re planning to travel across Australia, book a campervan hire so that it would be easy for you to get from one place to another. It will also allow you to have the comfort of a home. Grab your map and see what speciality local restaurants are available along your route.
You don’t have to focus on local cuisines, though. Did someone mention that the best seafood, which is your favourite, can be found in a certain restaurant in your holiday destination? Then research about it and see how you can drive there.
The Race to Popular Sites
If you’re travelling generally to scratch items off your bucket list of countries to visit, then perhaps this activity will delight you. Also, if you love to take pictures of yourself with famous landmarks as background, this is also ideal for you. To make things easy, have a list of the sites that your holiday destination is famous for. Then use a map to determine their locations so that you can plan your routes, especially when you’ll be driving a motor home.
Planning to take the mass transit instead? Then research about it, too. Just make sure that you won’t look haggard when you take your photos with the awesome Sydney Opera House or the picturesque Hunter Region landscape.
Your Own Pace
Some travellers just want to take things slow, doing the things they normally do. If you’re planning to visit a country or to drive a campervan for a short trip to know yourself more or just to have peace of mind, then slow travelling can give you insightful, memorable experiences.
Perhaps you love to watch people as you sip coffee at an alfresco restaurant. Then you might want to locate where the best establishments are. Or maybe you love to wander around the streets and go wherever your feet take you. Then at least know where the dangerous places are so that you can avoid them.
The Road Less Travelled
If you’re the kind of traveller who wants to avoid crowds of tourists, you’re not the only one. There will always be areas in a holiday destination where tourists can be rarely seen, such as narrow alleyways as well as the outskirts of the city centre. Go where the residents go, and perhaps you can discover a slice of the locals’ life. If you want to explore a famous tourist site, make sure to do so before the tour buses arrive. That’s usually in the early morning.
The activities listed here are suggested themes to help you decide what to do during your holiday. In the end, the secret to having memorable journeys that you’ll cherish for years to come is to have itineraries that are centred on your passion and interest.