According to research, almost 57% of Brits regret some of the holidays that they have taken and prefer to visit a destination that they have been to before. As a matter of fact, most of us will go to the same holiday 4 times in our lives to avoid disappointment. Some of this disappointment and lack of excitement comes from fear of the language barrier, cultural differences and even understanding the local currency.
In the past, I used to be afraid, but since I decided to take up travel as my full- time job and live a nomad life, I have built up lots of tips that I’d like to share in the hope of inspiring your new adventure to a new unforgettable holiday destination! Traveling through different countries does open your mind to new possibilities and you realize that its good to think outside of the box and do something that you are not always 100% used to. I want to share a few tips that I picked up along the way that have really helped me have the best time in a country that I’ve never been to before.
First and foremost, its good to do some research! I usually look at things such as currency, protection, weather and the crime rate. Once I educate myself I gain some extra knowledge and confidence that helps to put my mind at ease. Once you get to your destination you realize that all the touristy spots and landmarks are always super busy with people from all around the world. My tip on how to find the best places is to talk to locals. I usually spot a nice café owned by a local and I start talking to them. People are always so friendly so it’s nice to be able to learn about the destination, culture and traditions through the eyes of
a local. Don’t forget to immerse yourself in the local cuisine and give your taste buds a real treat! Visiting day and night markets will let you taste some of the best local foods around. I like to balance it out and eat in nice cafes and restaurants as well
as the markets and this way I feel like I’m getting the best of both worlds.
If you are feeling adventurous, you could book your next trip with Royal Caribbean – I entirely enjoyed sailing on the Royal Caribbean ship last summer, when we went around the Mediterranean. I remember the amazing feeling of going to sleep in Spain and waking up in France. Apart from that, the sunsets were unbelievable and I had a chance to meet so many amazing people. You can read more about my experience here. Symphony of the Seas will become the world’s largest cruise ship when she sets sail in April 2018, boasting the most cutting-edge, customizable and digitally enhanced experiences in the entire Royal Caribbean fleet. The ship will offer the ultimate family holiday, with exciting new family-friendly features including the Ultimate Family Suite, an epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena and Puzzle Break where teams will race against the clock to escape the submarine-themed room. There are some amazing deals for their amazing Symphony of the Seas ship at the
moment. If you book your trip before 5th Match you can take advantage of Buy One Get One-Half Price offers, with a further 25% saving for third and fourth guests when sailing for six nights or more, on holidays departing 1st April to 31st December 2018. You can have a look at the current offers HERE
This week, we will be heading down to their Symphony of the Senses preview event in London! The event will utilize sight, sound, feel, taste and smell to try and bring the wonders of the newest Royal Caribbean ship to live through cutting-edge innovation, entertainment and extraordinary activities! You can check out my Instagram feed later this week to see what it’s like, or even come along on Saturday – they are taking walk-ins! More info here.
Have you ever been on a cruise holiday and, if not, do you plan to go?
This post is in collaboration with the Royal Caribbean. All of the opinions apart from research are my own.