Ah, break ups. Everyone goes through them at some point but they don’t get any easier. It’s a time to question the what-could-have-been, navigate the mounds of snotty tissues around your bedroom and explore the inner depths of the soul. But it’s also a time to be kind to yourself and look to do whatever makes you happy. If you’re staring down the barrel of a break up, why not ditch the duvet, mute the melancholy break-up playlist and get away from it all with a holiday.
The TLC trip
Nourish your body and soul with a pampering holiday and spend your days lounging around a swimming pool, sipping cocktails on a picture-postcard beach, and indulging in spa treatments and massages. Boost your happy hormones and soak up the sunshine close to home in the Balearic Islands, or head to the dazzling white beaches of Bali for a true spa break.
The adrenalin shot
If you want to push the limits and challenge your body, an adrenalin holiday could be just the ticket. How about bungee jumping in Victoria Falls, skydiving over Australia, swimming with dolphins in New Zealand or cage diving with sharks in South Africa? There are plenty of options close to home in Europe too, so pick the high-adrenalin activity then choose the destination to suit.
If you’ve been craving an adventure, now is the perfect time to scratch that particular itch. Adventure means different things to different people, so whether that means booking a one-way plane ticket to Timbuktu and planning your adventure one day at a time, or heading to an adventurous location on an organised trip, think about what adventure entails for you.
The singles’ holiday
Singles holidays are a great way to meet people, explore new places and make new friends on an organised trip. If you want to get away right this second and don’t want all the hassle of planning and figuring out what sights you should see, there are plenty of last minute singles holidays to choose from.
The bucket list
Now is the time to have a long considered think about what you want to do and where you want to go. We all have holiday wish lists, so what better time to make those dreams a reality? Why not walk the Inca Trail in Peru, climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, go whale watching in Canada, cycle the cols of the Tour de France or island hop around the Caribbean on a sailing holiday?
The hobby holiday
If you have a hobby now is the perfect time to indulge in it. Love yoga? Why not head to Thailand on a yoga retreat. Love cycling? Dig out your lycra and research the best cycling locations. There are specialist holidays catering for all sorts of interests all around the world, so it’s just a matter of working out what you want to do and where.
Most of us can’t splash the cash on an all-inclusive chartered yacht or get time off from work at the drop of a hat, but you can start putting plans in place to go on your dream holiday. Make a list of places you want to go, explore your options and look out for cheap deals. Draw up a savings plan and make a promise to yourself to make that dream holiday happen.