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How To Choose A Holiday Destination To Remember

Choosing your next holiday destination can start off fun and exciting before quickly turning to frustrating as you settle for the comforts of the same old place you go to every year. The following tips will help you choose a destination you’ve never thought of, or even scratch off a destination that has been taunting you from your bucket list.

Tiffany King



After working hard for most of the year, a good rejuvenating holiday is well-deserved. Traveling opens up your mind and body to new things; and provides that much-needed escape from the daily grind.

Therefore, if you are still debating whether or not to take that holiday, make your mind up already; you deserve a break.

But where do you go for your holiday? How do you choose one destination over another? These are questions you may be struggling with right now.

Choosing your next holiday destination should be fun and not stressful, but still, there are many factors you may want to consider when searching for a new hot, golden, sandy beach to sink your toes into.

The following tips will show you how to choose a holiday destination you’ve never thought of or even scratch off a destination that has been taunting you from your bucket list.

No need to apologize; follow your dreams

We all have that dream destination that has formed the better part of our travel fantasies. This may be the time to make your dream come true. If you are like so many others, who have a dream holiday taunting you from the top five of your bucket list, what’s really stopping you? If there is even the smallest chance you can make it happen now, do it, life is too short.

Do not fear the unknown

Some people would rather visit one destination over and over again; just because they are familiar with it. The beauty of travel, however, is in discovering new things and breaking new ground. It is time to come out of the box and consider cities and countries you have never been to. The world is vast, and you will have more fun discovering hidden treasures.

How To Choose A Holiday Destination

How To Choose A Holiday Destination To Remember on a budget

If a ‘budget’ limits your choice of holiday destination, don’t despair, you are not alone. Just because you are on a budget, doesn’t mean you have to have a ‘budget’ holiday.

Low-cost destinations are growing more and more popular. From flight tickets to accommodation, you can find great deals and big savings online with just a little extra effort.

Having said this, if you are not looking for frugal travel tips, make sure to get deals that give you the best value for your money. Spending more money does not always guarantee that you will have the best holiday experience.

Your holiday can be multi-faceted

Your next holiday does not have to involve sipping colorful drinks on sandy beaches alone. Many people travel to holiday destinations with business strategies in mind.

If you can travel to a destination that will bring you closer to potential clients or business interests; the better for you. Therefore, map out your holiday purposes, and you can actually kill two birds with one stone.

Explore locations that are nearer

To some, part of the holiday experience must involve long haul flights. However, this is just a state of mind. The truth of the matter is that looking at your backyard and seeing what it has to offer for a holiday can uncover some hidden gems right under your nose.

You’ll be surprised at how many fantastic holiday destinations you’ll find closer to home that you may normally have overlooked. Also, you could save a lot of money this way.

Choose destinations with proper infrastructure

The idea of exploring the deepest depths of the most remote jungle for your next holiday might be very inspiring. Whether you are a thrill-seeker or not, having connectivity as you travel is also crucial.

You can keep up with work or even contact your loved ones back at home. Destinations that are virtually disconnected from the world might require a second thought.

Experience festivals and events for your holiday

How To Choose A Holiday Destination To RememberMany locations all around the world host festivals and special events at certain times of the year. Your holiday is sure to be explosive if you get to experience the carnival mood that is usually the signature of such events. Rio Carnival, for example, is an experience of a lifetime.

Avoid volatile destinations

Geopolitics could play a significant role in determining the success of your next holiday. In light of this, you do not want to travel to a country that is in the middle of a civil war. In addition, avoid visiting regions that are politically charged where your safety could be compromised.

Ease of getting a visa

It goes without saying that gaining access to certain destinations is like seeking a ticket to heaven. With so much bureaucracy, you would rather choose places that make your work easier. The length of time you want to stay matters when applying for a visa and you want to be able to enjoy your holiday as you wish.

Consider the weather

It should go without saying that you want great weather when you go away on holiday. However, don’t make the mistake of assuming that a particular destination will have good weather just because it’s “Summertime” where you live. Some countries, for example, have their heaviest rain season during July, while some parts of Africa have their hottest season in November / December.

Are you traveling alone or with family?

If you have a family, chances are that your next holiday travel will not be a solo venture. To this end, you must consider the elements that go into traveling as a family or with friends.

Those traveling alone may save some money but might want to look for sociable destinations to avoid loneliness and boredom.

Low seasons have their own merits

There are high and low seasons when tourists visit certain destinations. High seasons see more people visit while low seasons will have just a trickle of visitors. A low season holiday will save you money as everything is cheaper. In addition, you can explore and enjoy a location without the huge hustle you may experience during the high season.

The language barrier

A holiday where you can hardly connect with people can be frustrating but also leave you vulnerable to being targeted by foreign scammers. Therefore, you want a place with some people that speak your language if possible.

However, if you can speak a local language, or you are willing to put in the effort beforehand to learn the basics of a new language, your experience, in a destination that doesn’t have many tourists will be much more enjoyable.


Taking all of the above into consideration, you should now have a much clearer idea of at least a few places to go on holiday that you may not have considered before. Better still, if this post has helped you decide to cross off a bucket list holiday, I couldn’t be happier for you. Either way, make your choice, get packing and enjoy 😀


Tiffany King
Jet-Setting Socialite & Writer at OverSavvy
Your go-to person for a killer dessert or the newest “it” cocktail, this diva brings it all—except the attitude. Not only can Tiffany tell you where to find the chicest bar stools or the most unbelievable travel destinations, but she’ll also clue you in on how to find the coolest entertainment "Hot Spots" in your favorite cities.
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