You may think people go on holiday just for fun, but when you look into it you can see there are more reasons than that. Only the most flexible business people such as the so-called ‘digital nomad’ choose a holiday destination by sticking a pin in the map. They maybe able to work anywhere such as an SEO expert, web designer or copywriter. Finding out just why you want to take a holiday will help you to choose the right destination and have the kind of holiday that you really want.

Here are some reasons you may want to go on holiday

  • If you are physically and mentally tired out, going on holiday is a good way to recover. But you’ll need to choose a destination that allows you to rest and relax in the way you love. Maybe you’d like to be pampered at a spa, or perhaps learning yoga is more your thing. Many people like to lie on the soft sand of a beach and listen to the sound of the waves.

  • Getting away from it all many not mean any of the above. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city living without becoming inactive, you might like the idea of going hiking or camping in the wilderness, living with the natives somewhere or taking part in a working farm holiday.
  • If you are feeling bored with your life, an adventurous holiday could be just the thing to get that adrenaline buzzing. You could climb a mountain, or choose a holiday that has several extreme activities such as white water rafting, diving, bungee jumping paragliding or even learning a new skill.
  • Making a difference. If you are one of those people who yearn to make a difference in the world, you could volunteer to go to a third world country and use your skills to help out. You can offer your muscles to help rebuild homes or dig wells, or if you are a doctor or nurse, you can help out in many ways to make people’s lives better. Giving back to a community will give you a great sense of satisfaction that may be missing in your life.
  • Learning a new skill. If you are the kind of person who loves to learn new things, this can be incorporated into a holiday. Many people in other countries run classes for tourists that teach skills such as cooking the local foods, arts and crafts of various kinds, languages, game ranger skills and many more. Even just using a few days of your holidays to learn something new can lead to many opportunities in the future, or it can be done just for your own satisfaction. Just don’t try to do too much at once or you’ll become too tired to enjoy it. Concentrating on just one or two things will give better results. You can always go again next year for something different.

When you put some effort into working out what kind of holiday activity you’d like best, the time away will be put to good use in a way that you can truly enjoy.