Travelling can seem like an incredibly daunting adventure! There are so many things to plan for, decisions to make and places to see, so how do you decided where in the world to go next?
I am such an avid traveller, I want to go everywhere and anywhere, so prioritising my next adventure can be very difficult.
What kind of adventure do you want?
Deciding what type of adventure you’re looking for is a great step in decided where in the world to go next.
Are you going on a family trip, with children? Or will you be travelling solo? This is important because children might not have the energy to volunteer for long days if that is what you want to do.
Do you want to have a beach trip? Or a working / volunteering trip? Would you like to see all of the sights?
By asking yourself these questions, you should be able to narrow down the list!
My recommendations are as followed:
- Families: France, Mexico, Canada, Lapland
- Solo: Peru, USA, Spain, Italy
- Beach: Greece, Bali, Thailand, Australia
- Volunteering: South Africa, Maldives, Kenya, Australia
- Sight-seeing: Japan, Italy, Canada, Brazil
What is your budget?
For those who love budget travel, you might find that Canada is a little bit out of your price range, but places like Spain are not. That isn’t to say you can’t visit those countries, but it is something you need to take into consideration.
For budget travellers, I recommend: Spain, Italy, America and Honduras.
If you want to travel comfortably but not lavishly, it means you have more freedom than budget travellers but you still have to research where you’re going as some places are more expensive than others.
For comfortable travellers, I recommend: Australia, France, Maldives and Peru.
Luxury travellers can have their pick! From South Africa to Lapland, anywhere is possible if you have the money (it’s possible if you don’t, but just a bit harder)!
For luxury travellers, I recommend: Finland, Canada, Bali and Switzerland.
What time of year do you want to go?
No matter where in the world, or what time of year you decide to travel, you need to check what season you’re going to be travelling in to! The time of an English summer is the same as an African winter, for example.
Africa is a perfect place to go during their winter months, especially if you like the heat but not to be suffocated by it! If you prefer colder climates, I recommend France or Switzerland during their winters as it is beautiful and cold.
Have you got a bucket list?
I highly recommend making your own list. You can then plan your travels around it. If you want to complete a zip wire through a jungle, then you’ll be best visiting Granada and Honduras!
How do you want to travel?
Personally, I love travelling by trains and planes, but I struggle with driving because I get very travel sick.
There are many different ways of getting around. You can walk, drive, ride, bus, train, fly and many more! So, which one do you want to do?
Some places really require you to drive, such as visiting the National Parks in the USA, but others are possible to get around via train, like lots of places in Europe. I recommend deciding what type of trip you want and then decide how you’re going to get around.
How long have you got?
You may only have a week to have a holiday, which is a substantial amount of time to relax and explore, but you may also have 3 months!
If you do have a long period of time to travel, you can decide between staying in one country and thoroughly exploring it, or you can visit neighbouring countries and see all of the main sights!
If you don’t have a long, maybe you want to chose a big city where there is lots to explore and you don’t have to travel too far for activities.
I hope that asking yourself these questions helps to give you a destination!
Once you have decided, check out my blog post on how to plan your trips!
If you have any other tips, be sure to leave them in the comments below.