When you think of traveling it doesn’t always have to be: “going overseas” or exploring new countries. “Travel your own backyard” (The latest buzz words – actually it’s been with us for a while 🙂 ) – refers to exploring the country you live in. Why not try it? Maybe this is the perfect opportunity to travel your own backyard and experience new adventures. In fact this article will give you all the reasons why this might be your perfect option.
Well, let’s check in on the 5 biggest advantages
Particularly because there is no need for a 9 or 13 hour flight. You can do a 3 hour car ride or a 4 hour road trip to your favorite holiday resort.
A road trip is part of the holiday experience. The “getting there” part can be just as much fun. Furthermore you get to stop at small villages along the way, which you would otherwise have missed.
Not everyone is lucky enough to get a two week or three week holiday break, so exploring your own backyard is something you can do over a weekend.
Local travel is less expensive. If you save on international flights you can spend a little extra for the family spoils: Like a restaurant night or more luxury accommodation or entrance fees to a more expensive excursion.
Above all, as a special bonus, you know more about your country so you get to check out those “hidden gems” tourists often miss out on.
Gallery: Road Trips in beautiful South Africa
Firstly decide where you would love to go. Maybe some place you’ve visited many years ago as a child or maybe somewhere that always seemed out of reach. (We have many ideas on our blog, with references to places where you can stay.) Accommodation options
Then decide on your budget. Remember to allocate an amount for those “special experiences”, as this is what memories are made of. Book some vacation activities. Link to vacation activities and tours available in all countries
If you need to book a flight; then check for cheap flights on this link. Flights (It’s so easy.)
Should you need to rent a car -check for the best prices on: Link
Want to spoil yourself and stay in a beautiful hotel, resort or game lodge, where you can be treated like royalty? Then check out the millions of options available on the above link.
You deserve it and your country is waiting for you to explore and travel your own backyard.
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(some of the ideas are perfect for summer also..)