(Newswire.net — November 6, 2016) — The holiday season is fast approaching. You’ve had almost a year of non-stop work, and you want to take advantage of the coming festivities to give yourself a nice treat.
To make your holiday more memorable, you should consider adding a new twist this time around. By changing the status quo and trying out new things, you’d be surprised what you might have been missing all the while.
So if you’re thinking of getting the fun of a lifetime this coming holiday, now’s the time to start preparing for it. Here’s a list of fun activities you should consider.
Change how you travel
Many people derive pleasure travelling. If you have a penchant for long distance journeys, you should try out other modes of transportation.
You’ve definitely travelled via land on several occasions. But then have you explored all the opportunities? If you’ve been travelling in vehicles (private or public), consider travelling via rail next time. You might just get blown away by the speed and exquisiteness of high-speed trains.
Again, consider travelling by air or sea if you haven’t. Now, maybe travel tickets are a bit costly, you might consider saving up for future holidays. Take advantage of discounts and coupons that are issued by travel agents and airlines during the festive periods.
Try a new destination
Every year, you travel to your choice destinations with your family and it’s always fun. But have you ever thought about changing your location? One of the best things about travelling is that it gives you the opportunity to learn new things.
Therefore, move to a place that’s totally different from your usual destination. Since the Christmas holiday has a religious underpinning, a tour of religious monuments might not be out of place.
But if you want an experience that’s entirely different, try flying to a neighbouring country. At least you’d meet new people, eat different foods, and visualize different scenery.
Take advantage of technology
When it comes to creating pleasurable holiday memories, technology has a lot to offer. You simply have to take advantage of available gadget to fill every moment with fun.
You should prepare a checklist of all the items you’d need. These include your headset, portable power bank, international SIM card (if you’re travelling abroad), digital camera, and a smart watch.
In addition, if you’d like to do some shopping during your holiday, a virtual reality headset could give you a unique shopping experience. With eBay leading the e-commerce retail industry with its virtual reality departmental store, and Dior creating its own virtual reality headset, shopping has indeed been taken to another level. And you can take advantage of that during the holidays.
Consider other fun activities
Fun trip to parks & recreation centres, family get-togethers, hangouts with family friends are common holiday activities for many people. But these activities have become less adventurous since that’s what you do year in, year out.
Think out of the box and try out other fun activities such as volunteering or participating charitable causes. Come to think of it: you can put smiles on the face of the less privileged while you vacation with your family.
You should identify the charity organization around your holiday location, and work out a plan with them. Remember, you’re not just making donations; you’re also participating in the actual distribution of the donated items.
Fulfil your wish
We all have wishes in life. Some have come to fruition, while many more are yet to be fulfilled. So seize the holiday moment to fulfil all your wishes, if possible.
Visit the places you’ve always wanted to visit, learn how to play new games, make new friends, buy special gifts for your loved ones, visit your pen friend (if that still exists), take a selfie with your favourite hero… just about anything you can think of as long as it’s a wish. This can create a feeling of fulfilment especially if it involves surprises.
The picture I’m trying to paint in this article is to make holiday experiences that are a clear departure from what you’re used to. Remember, it’s just a once in a year experience, and you’d be back to work at the end of New Year celebrations. So it’s up to you to make every moment count.