Going on holiday is great, but going on holiday that is unique is even better. Of course, sitting on a beach or swimming in clear blue water is a great way to spend your time off. Especially if all you want is to relax. But, if you are more adventurous you need a different kind of holiday. You need something unique, something unparalleled; you need a holiday with a difference.
As luck would have, you can find a few ideas in the list below.
You can’t stay on the Komodo Islands; you have to stay on the surrounding Indonesian islands. Even having to travel to the islands by day and leaving at night isn’t a good reason not to visit. The island itself is quite small, and no different to many islands around the world, except for one thing. The Island of Komodo is home to the Komodo Dragon, one of the last living remnants of an era gone by and the biggest lizard on the planet.
There are not too many holiday destinations where you track dragons in their natural habitat and put yourself in danger just to catch a glimpse.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
The deserts and the outback of Africa are truly unique. There is the vast expanse of sand that stretches for hundreds of miles where nothing can seemingly exist. Then, all of a sudden, a vast expanse of wildlife appears out of nowhere, congregating at a watering hole. Add to that the people of the desert who cross the sand on camels like cars on a motorway and you have the individuality of Africa.
There are hundreds of places to see and visit, and multiple ways to take it all in. But, a safari in the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the best if you are a big cat junkie. Where there are predators there is always prey, so you might also catch the spectacular migration of wildebeest and zebra herds.
You cannot find this anywhere else in the world.
The Northern Lights
Trekking into the highlands of Sweden and Iceland might not seem like a holiday, but it will all make sense once you get there. In the uppermost regions of Scandinavia, there is the light display of the Aurora, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.
Cosmic rays and solar winds combine to create flashes of light that cascade against the backdrop of the clear Scandinavian sky. The lights change from blue to green and illuminate the entire surrounding area, and to see it is a privilege that only a select few will ever have.
But, it can be you. There is nothing stopping you, all you have to do is save up and book it. Organising the trip isn’t difficult as there are companies that specialise in offering unique holidays, such as the Artisan Travel Company. There is only one way to understand the beauty of the Northern Lights, and that is to witness them yourself.
Holidays like this are by no means easier than conventional holidays, and they are more expensive. But, the sense of achievement and wonder that comes with a holiday like these is well worth the extra money and effort.