With all those New Year’s resolutions swirling around, why not take the time to commit to new experiences in 2017? Vacations are the best way to try out things that otherwise you might not consider and they also offer great opportunities to see the world form a different perspective.
Whether you enjoy trips abroad or exotic countries or you prefer lazy days over bustling cities, here are some types of holidays you should definitely consider in 2017.
Getting in touch with nature
For nature enthusiasts, admiring the wonders of the world is a definitive must during holidays. You can clear your mind and body by going on some of the most famous treks in the world or you can experience the beauties beneath the oceans with incredible snorkeling, diving and whale spotting trips. And if that isn’t enough, you can always volunteer in a wildlife NGO taking part in saving the environment.
Taking up the trek
This year, why not treat yourself with some of the most iconic landscapes in your country by planning and scheduling a road trip that follows some of the treks you heard so much about. If you have already explored your own country, you can try some of the most popular international treks like the Inca Trail in Peru or the GR20 in France, the best in the world according to Lonely Planet. Some treks are for beginners while the completion of others might take experienced walkers, but you can easily browse the internet in order to find the one that caters to your every need.
Exotic destinations offer amazing opportunities for snorkeling, diving, whale watching and other activities aimed at reminding tourists how precious our oceans really are. South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia but also Australia, Mexico and Spain offer great opportunities for those that already have a diving license, while snorkeling is big in places like Hawaii, Galapagos and Fiji, according to Island.com.
Spot that whale
If you enjoy marine life then you should try out a whale watching trip in 2017. For a trip of a lifetime you can try out the Maldives, to see some unusual whale species or Alaska if you enjoy hearing the humpbacks sing. The shores of Canada are great for those that look forward in seeing orcas while humpbacks can also be spotted in Mexico, by those that prefer warmer climates.
Try out an Arctic Safari
Arctic Safaris are new to the scene with Canada leading the way to these new types of trips. They promise to be a truly unique experience with local Inuit guides, while you are surrounded by wildlife. They also offer tourists the opportunity to snorkel with narwhals, watch polar bears on the hunt and spot beluga, bowhead whales, seals and seabirds, all from the comfort of a safari-style camp, set against a backdrop of the majestic mountains of Baffin Island and Bylot Island.