Just in time for the holidays, I’ll be doing an occasional travel post. Now that I’m not working a job that requires so much travel, I’ve been doing some travel day dreaming. I’d love to hear more about your own travel dreams in the comments below. So today, I’d like you to sail away with me with three vacations to enjoy the water.
We all love to travel, but actually, the ‘travel’ part- getting from A to B can actually be pretty boring. Often you’re cooped up on a train, bus or plane while you get to your destination which is uncomfortable and tedious, with little more than some holiday paperbacks, magazines and your iPad to occupy you. However, if you want to avoid this, why not go on a trip where the travel part is actually fun- such as by boat? You get to relax and see the sights without being strapped into your seat while still being able to see different destinations. Here are a few different boating holidays you could consider.
Yacht or Sailing Vacation
Sure, you would still need to get a plane to your destination. But you could explore the coat of places like Greece, California or Dubai in a private yacht. You can easily get around while still enjoying the water, and a boating holiday can be anything you want it to be. If could be a relaxed, romantic break for you and your partner or a chilled out trip with the family. It could be a wild party vacation with your friends. Companies like The Big Sail have lots of different yachting and boating breaks available, so you could have a browse and see what works with your budget and the kind of holiday you want.
The great thing about a regular ocean cruise is you have everything you need in one place. Your accommodation, travel and attractions are all in one place. You get to stop at different places and enjoy each destination as a mini-break while having fun on the ship when you’re going from place to place. Cruises fell out of fashion with young couples and families for a while, but thanks to new and improved ships they’re now popular again and really are something that all ages can enjoy.
You’ve heard of an ocean cruise, but did you know river cruises were a thing? They’re a brilliant alternative and allow you to travel by water while doing things a little differently. These are the perfect way to see inland destinations, and because most significant towns and cities are built around rivers, when you travel on a river cruise boat it will take you to the heart of all the action without the need to sit on buses or coaches to get to your destination. You can see the sites from the boat, and you can enjoy the luxury while you get to each destination. There are lots of different rivers and waterways around Europe which offer exciting cruises, across ten European countries runs the Danube which has different cruises and tours which are available to book. From Amsterdam to Brussels, Istanbul, Paris, and Barcelona. On the other side of the globe, you could tour the Amazon River, the Nile or even the Yangtze in China. Then you have the Mekong through Vietnam and Cambodia. Each of these different destinations will offer different experiences, so work out what it is you want to do and see and go from there.