Keeping safe during your gap year travels

After finishing A levels at school or college some young adults decide to take a gap year before continuing their education at university with the idea that they want to experience different cultures and meet new people but is this a safe way to travel and see the world?

Gap years that involve working abroad can be incredibly important as they enable the young person to see how other country’s economies work and give them the opportunity to learn another language, a skill that is much easier if you are working and living in the country whose language you are wanting to learn. Being well prepared before you travel is important and so learning about the country you are visiting and being familiar with some of their laws could prevent problems with locals.

There are now gap year travel courses available to help people wanting to embark on such an adventure and so it is useful to attend one of these courses as they cover all the main situations that travellers experience. They cover issues such as personal safety, financial concerns and how to cope in unfamiliar situations abroad. One of the most important considerations, and something that some countries insist on is that you have sufficient money to be able to pay your air fare home so that if for any reason you want or need to return home you have the means to do this.

Selecting your Next Holiday Destination

Everyone wants something different from a holiday, so it’s important you select your next holiday destination wisely. If you are into sports and love things like golf, for example, you might want to go somewhere like Portugal’s Algarve region, or you might want to stay in the UK and explore many of the beautiful golf courses here. If you are more sold on spending your holiday somewhere warm and sunny, there are plenty of options in Europe that will be good value. Many people travel with their families, or with significant others, friends etc. Talk to all of the people you will be travelling with to get opinions and check you will all be happy with the chosen destination. Take all opinions on board; a good compromise if one person loves golf and the rest do not can be a golf village that has beautiful villas, lovely swimming pools and a beautiful outlook for a family holiday.

UK Holidays this Summer

Holidays can be tricky at the moment and the usual family trip to Spain or Portugal might not be a possibility. Holidays in the UK, though, might be a good option to get away from it all and have a break, while spending time together as a family in a lovely location. UK holiday locations tend to involve holiday cottages, apartments or other self catering spaces, giving families more freedom to let their holidays play out in the way that they want.

UK holidays will be popular and it is wise to get them booked in sooner rather than later to get quality accommodation. Families will be able to enjoy time away in the UK countryside or the seaside, as well as embarking on city breaks all over the UK. There are plenty of activities for children and adults alike and it can be a very relaxing experience to go on holiday in this way.

Golfing Holidays in the Algarve

The Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations for tourists travelling from the UK, giving them everything they need to enjoy themselves – sun, sea, sand… and some amazing golfing opportunities as well. If you enjoy a spot of golf and you want to take it further than the local golf course (complete with rainy, windy UK weather), the Algarve is the perfect place to travel. With many renowned golf courses on your doorstep, you will have the time of your life.

There are lots of golf villages and resorts in the area, so you don’t have to limit yourself to going on holiday with your non-golfing friends and family. There will be plenty of opportunities for them to enjoy themselves too, with numerous golf villages offering accommodation like apartments with beautiful swimming pools and gardens, close to gorgeous beaches and interesting towns with lots of family friendly activities.

Activities with Children Abroad

Holidays with children – you are going to spend most of your time keeping them entertained! Finding the right activities is the perfect way to enjoy your family time together, you just need to put some thought into what you are going to do.

If you are an active family, some things you might enjoy include hiking, cycling, white water rafting and climbing. These are all high adrenaline activities that will keep your kids busy. You will really appreciate the quality time you spend together when you look back on your trip, and you will all have had the chance to learn so many new things.

If you prefer a slightly more sedate pace, why not try a boat trip or a guided walk? This is a good way to see some of the scenery and enjoy the culture as well. It keeps your children busy, but you have time to relax as a family as well.