Chill-out or cultural getaway?

Are you suffering from the blues? Do you fancy a getaway to a chilled-out, unspoilt tropical island?  Or, are you more culture vulture than beach bum?

Adventure holiday
Having a ball, having a blast!

I personally have mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand, I´m really keen on sunbathing at the beach with a mojito in one hand and a trashy novel in the other hand.  However, on the other hand, I´m nuts about learning about the history, traditions and culture of a new city.  In fact, if I had more time and money, I would definitely take more city breaks.  However, truth be told adventure holidays are my real cup of tea.  I love danger, risk and a challenge.  Indeed, the last time I went scuba diving I was scared stiff but I loved every second.  Bring on the adventure, let the good times roll!

Of course, it’s possible that your idea of having fun is completely different to mine.  So, if you could go on any type of holiday, what would it be?

Culture Vulture, Beach Bum or Adrenaline Junkie?

City Break CheapAre you a culture vulture, a beach bum or an adrenaline junkie?

Fancy a romantic city break to Paris, or maybe you would prefer a quick getaway to the peaceful mountains close to Granada?  If neither of them are your cup of tea, and you are more beach bum than culture vulture, then you might want to look for a last-minute beach holiday bargain.  Nowadays, getting away doesn’t cost an arm and leg.  There are tons of websites and no frills airlines offering you the chance to forget your daily problems and concentrate on chilling out and recharging your batteries.  Finally, it has to be said, if you don’t like going on holiday, then you need to seek medical attention or possibly book an appointment with a psychologist.

Easter Getaway: Janette, what´s in your suitcase?

language of speculationEaster is a time when many people take time off work. This year I . I have ants in my pants because I am taking a mini getaway to chill out, recharge my batteries and spend time with my family. So, can you guess what I am going to do by the contents of my suitcase?

  1. Trainers
  2. High heels
  3. Cocktail dress
  4. Bikini
  5. Flip flops
  6. Plasters
  7. iPod Nano
  8. Straightners
  9. Nail varnish
  10. Aspirin

5* hotel, tent, hammock?

hammockAn important part of organising a holiday is to find somewhere to stay. Luxury might be your cup of tea, so a 5 star hotel would be suitable, or you might want to ‘rough it’ and sleep in a tent.  My tastes change depending on the type of trip I am taking. For example, in 2000 I took a 2 week road trip around France and slept outdoors in a tent under the stars. When I was in Costa Rica on a safari, I slept in a hammock, and when I was sailing from Australia to Sri Lanka I slept in a tiny cabin.

holiday accommodation
However, if I had more time and money, I would definitely stay in an underwater hotel, sleep in a space station, or try an ice hotel. How about you? Where is the most unusual place you have ever stayed?