In collaboration with Ambassador Cruise Line
When it comes to travel, planning is something I enjoy doing. I can spend hours researching and planning the right itinerary. Some trips take much more planning than others, usually because of the cost. However, these trips are worth saving up for and here are some ideas if you fancy planning something big.
Walt Disney World, Florida
As someone who got married in Florida, and has recently returned from a family holiday there, Walt Disney World is high up on my list. For many though, this is such an expensive holiday and it can take years to save up enough money to go.
Walt Disney World is such a magical place whether you are a family, a couple or a solo traveller. There are so many different things to think about when planning a holiday to Walt Disney World. The Disney hotels and resorts are amazing, and they’re all so different. If you want to splash out, stay at the Grand Floridian or go for breakfast at ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort. No matter where you stay, it’s a holiday you’ll never forget.
A world cruise
One of the most epic trips to take is a world cruise. Imagine travelling to some amazing destinations for around 4 months. Sounds fantastic to me! With a mix of sea and port days, you get the chance to see so many different places around the world. Ambassador Cruise Line covers destinations such as Portugal, Barbados, Singapore, Bora Bora, Auckland and Cape Town, just to name a few.
For me, a trip like this would be a once-in-a-lifetime thing and due to the cost, would take many years to save up for. I imagine it’s something great to do during your retirement years when you don’t have to consider things like school, child care or work commitments.
Have an adventure on a safari
If you’re an animal lover then maybe consider a trip to Africa to go on a safari. South Africa is the ideal location for a safari as there are plenty of options available and is widely covered by travel agents. Options include luxury hotels combined with wildlife tents on location, there’s something to suit all needs.
You’ll get the chance to speak to experts in the field, go on drives to hopefully see the famous Big 5, and discover local food and drink. November to March is the best time to visit due to the weather!
US road trip
It’s always been a dream of mine to do a big U.S. road trip. I think film and TV have had a lot of influence here, especially when it comes to the destinations I’d want to visit. The great thing about a U.S. road trip is that you can do it however you like.
Many people choose to do one side of the states on a road trip, e.g. east or west coast but there are no real rules to follow here. You could make a list of the states or attractions you’re interested in and plan out the best way to get to each place. If you want to be a bit more spontaneous, it’s possible to stop at motels along the way when you feel like it and see where the road takes you. Be sure to set aside at least a couple of weeks to make sure you get the most out of your time.
If you’re looking for something amazing and quite different then consider a trip to the Galápagos Islands. With only 4 of the islands inhabited by humans (Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela, and Floreana), there aren’t many places to choose from but getting there can be expensive!
The Galápagos Islands offer amazing views, idyllic walks along the beach and experiences you won’t get anywhere else. Around 80% of the land animals, and 30% of the plant life there can only be found in one place so you know you will be seeing something really special while you’re there! This is a holiday that needs a fair bit of research and cost is not something to scrimp on this time.