Planning a family holiday can be just as exciting as the holiday itself. So, why is it that every year when setting our sights on next summer’s adventure we fall into the same old patterns? For many Brits, Spain has been a go-to destination for years and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it offer sun, sea, and sand but it’s only a couple of hours away by plane and you can find some incredible deals, particularly if you wait for the last minute or book early.
There are thousands of experiences to consider for a comparable price for everyone – trying something closer to home with a UK holiday or perhaps, a more adventurous break abroad with your best friends. Wherever you decide to venture, there are several reasons why changing it up and going somewhere fresh and exciting could be good for you and your loved ones.
New Experiences Are Good for the Soul
Travelling to a new place can work wonders for your mood. The excitement of exploring new landscapes, trying local cuisine, and immersing yourself in a different culture can create lasting, shared experiences and stories you’ll be telling for years to come; having a family activity holiday means there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Exploring a new destination also means you’ll have the opportunity to experience a completely different way of life and explore local customs that could have a lasting impact on how you and your kids see the world.
Shaping Young Minds
Speaking of the kids, for families with children and teens, travelling to a new place offers valuable educational benefits; exposing young minds to diverse cultures, languages, and history and helping them develop a broader perspective of the world that they could never get by just reading about it in a book or online.
Breaking Out of Old Routines
When you’re in a new place, you’re more likely to explore actively rather than settle into old routines and hit up all the familiar haunts. Primarily because, of course, there’s nothing familiar to fall back on as a safety net. You don’t need to fly blind either. To get inspired, you can check out travel influencers on TikTok or YouTube who share their experiences and recommendations for free!
The Surprising Health Benefits of Trying Something New
Studies have shown that trying new experiences, especially through travel, can contribute to a longer and healthier life with the excitement and joy of exploring new places proven to reduce stress. Exposure to new environments can also help strengthen your immune system as different climates, foods, and environments will positively challenge your body, making it more resilient to various threats. And after the last few years, our immune systems could all do with a boost, right?
Your New Favourite Food
Finally, exploring new countries often means trying local cuisines and while picky eaters might initially prove difficult to convince, if you try and push them out of their comfort zones you might just discover some new fresh and nutritious dishes that inspire you to make healthier choices even when you return home from your adventures.