Deciding to take a break from work, school, or family life to embark overseas can be an extremely liberating thing to do. However, there are a number of things to consider before you book tickets to your tropical/winter/island/cultural adventure. Narrowing down a destination can initially feel difficult as there are so many beautiful countries and places you can decide to visit. The average Australian has only seen 6 countries other than their own – just 3% of the world. That leaves a lot of places to choose from! This blog will allow you to analyse your personal preferences for travel, and provide examples of places that tick all the boxes.
Deciding whether you prefer to visit a hot or cold country is pretty straightforward, but you should think more about seasonal differences if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. Most of the world’s most popular travel destinations are over the equator, meaning that it could be worthwhile to travel in winter if you want to escape the cold. If you like Australian winters but want to experience a foreign summer, places like Indonesia are beautiful all year round.
Domestic destinations like Byron Bay, the Great Ocean Road, and the Whitsunday Islands offer stunning natural scenery and affordable accommodation as an Australian. For something abroad, destinations like Bali, Fiji, and Thailand offer cheaper flights and a very inexpensive cost of living. If you’d rather try and avoid tourists, smaller island destinations like New Caledonia and Vanuatu can be beautiful to visit.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to splurge on a holiday, there are some destinations that are worth the investment. For example, a luxury safari in Africa could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Cruises to Alaska, Antarctica, or the Norwegian Fjords offer breathtaking views and unforgettable excursions. For a more urban escape, cities like New York, Tokyo, and Paris offer world-class dining, shopping, and cultural attractions.
Travelling with a bigger group of friends opens up more opportunities for expensive travel, as costs are shared. Looking for a destination with something for everyone? Try Ibiza, Spain. It’s famed for being one of the best nightlife cities in the world but also contains plenty of secluded coves and beaches for those who’d rather relax. It can be made much more affordable through shared accommodation and discounted activities, so this is definitely a place to visit with friends. Big groups in cheaper countries like Bali, Indonesia will be able to split a huge serviced villa for a small expense.
Travelling solo opens a range of additional opportunities, including the ability to follow your interests without having to please a group. Iceland is often cited as one of the safest countries in the world, with a low crime rate and friendly locals, making it an ideal destination for solo travellers. Between exploring Reykjavik’s vibrant art and music scene and marvelling at the Northern Lights, you’ll stay busy. Another great destination for solo travel is New Zealand, which offers breathtaking natural scenery and a welcoming culture. The opportunities for hiking, skiing, and bungee jumping are not to be missed. The country’s compact size also makes it easy to explore solo.
In conclusion, travel is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons, experience new cultures, and create lasting memories. There are destinations, experiences, and price points that cater to every type of traveller. No matter the circumstances of your travel, Park on King can remove any stress from your trip with our easy and cost-friendly airport parking. Bon voyage!