Where Should You Take Your Next Holiday
A holiday is a period when normal daily activities are set aside. It is an extended period of leisure and recreation, tour, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.
Holidays come in different forms, sometimes it could be a short one (most time ranging from a day to few weeks) while it could be a long holiday at times (weeks, or months). Whichever it is, this article addresses where you can take the holiday to have a great time.
Where you should spend your holiday depends on what you intend to achieve with the holiday. This article would be in two sections:
- Holiday for leisure and recreation
- Holiday for learning
1. HOLIDAY FOR LEISURE AND RECREATION
One of the best ways to maximize your holiday is by going for leisure and recreational activities to get yourself refreshed and take the stress of your day to day activities off you. Places to visit includes:
Family (Nuclear family): if you have been distanced from your family, holiday periods are one of the best times to unite with them, dedicate the holiday periods to having good times with them. This would further strengthen the bond of love in the family.
Loved ones: truth be told, there is no better period to spend time with your loved ones, (your friends, extended family, etc) whom our daily activities have (Job or School) have deprived us of, than holiday periods.
Depending on the length of your holiday and the time you wish to spend with them, choose some of your loved ones you’ve been longing to be with and enjoy the holiday together.
Go for a tour around the city you live in: another good way to use your holiday is by going around the city tour in the city you reside in. You can go with your family and loved ones to further make the experience a memorable one. Visit the beach, tourist centers, and other attractive centers in your city.
Visit the neighboring cities/town: holiday periods are a good time to visit your neighboring cities/towns to observe and possibly learn their way of life.
Visit countries abroad: another place to use your holiday is to visit neighboring countries, it could be an African country or any other country of your choice. When choosing the country to visit, ensure to do a search and comparison if you are not sure of where exactly to go. You can as well make use of a travel agency to help make arrangements for your trip.
2. HOLIDAY FOR LEARNING
Holidays are not strictly for leisure, you can decide to turn things the other way by deciding to learn some new things during your holiday. Which includes;
Learn a new skill: holiday periods are a good time to learn a new skill. The length of the holiday and how long it will take you to learn the new skill are factors to consider. So, if it requires that you travel to another location to learn, then it’s worth it as there may be no other better time to learn once you resume your holiday.
Go for internship: holiday periods are best for going for an internship as a student, Especially the long holidays. After you have been taught the theories in class and probably some practicals, applying what you have learned in the work environment is a plus. You get to learn more and remember what you have learned. It will also make your curriculum vitae richer, as you can include your internship as your work experience.
Depending on the location you would like to do your internship, it may require you to stay in your current city/town where you reside, and it may also require that you travel abroad to some African countries or other countries where you would like to do the internship.
Go for some short educational programs: asides all options mentioned above, holiday periods can also be used to educate yourself. Register for some educational programs, it could be a summer holiday education program, etc. This may also require that you travel to another location in your country or outside your country of residence.
Go on pilgrimage: A pilgrimage is a journey to the holy or sacred land. Most times for religious purposes.
According to Wikipedia, a pilgrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about themselves, others, nature, or higher good, through the experience. It can lead to a personal transformation, after which the pilgrim returns to their daily life.
Holiday periods are good times to have a pilgrimage journey.