At this time of year, you can often find yourself thinking about planning a last minute holiday. Even though you thought you’d do without one this summer, when the kids are home, and you’re starting to feel a bit stressed, there’s nothing quite like the promise of a break away to get you excited. But sometimes, you just don’t feel like heading on the same old family holiday. Instead, you might want something special. When you want to do something different, see a range of diverse cultures and maybe even aim to educate your kids, you’re going to need to head somewhere different. So, let’s take a look at a range of different culture-clad spots that could be suitable.
First of all, let’s look at a European cultural hotspot that might just take your fancy. When it comes to Italy, there are a wealth of different opportunities to discover. Not only do you have the gorgeous Mediterranean lifestyle to indulge in, but there’s also the infamous food and culinary delights on offer too. Across different areas of Italy, from Venice to Sicily, there is a range of historical and cultural attractions to see and appreciate too, giving you the perfect mix of everything in one.
Another location you might like to think about would be Africa. Across the continent, there is a range of different national parks that offer incredible Safari experiences. From Kenya to Tanzania, your family can see a range of different animals including both game and predators. It’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience, a complete change of culture, and an educational experience that can only be appreciated first hand. It’s also different to your usual beach holiday. With a range of specialist Safari lodges and camps to stay in, it’ll be a great experience for the entire family.
Heading as far east as you can go from the west, you may want to think about an Asian experience. If your family has never been east before, it is an excellent way to introduce them and educate them on eastern cultures. With a luxury Shanghai hotel or traditional Hong Kong accommodation, you can see the sights, experience the lifestyle, and eat the food in a surrounding that suits you. By heading to China, you can also broaden your children’s horizons with eastern culture.
If you are interested in sticking to a sun holiday, but one with a difference, go further west. Heading to the Caribbean can offer you the weather you’re looking for and still emerge you in a range of different cultures. Each Caribbean island has its own traditions and history. So not only will you get to relax in Jamaica or unwind in Barbados, but you’ll be able to enjoy culture, food, music, and a way of living completely different to your own.
Finally, heading back east again, you may want to consider a trip to India. Not only is the collective Indian culture very diverse and a complete contrast to western living, but it also comes with a wealth of experience. There are so many breathtaking sights to see, foods to experience, and different paces of life to enjoy, that you’ll be able to show your children an eclectic mix of cultures in one.
With all of your options on the table, it’s time to pick through your holiday needs, see what cultures could interest you the most and think about booking that special last minute trip this summer.