Ideas for Unique Vacations

Ideas for Unique Vacations

When you picture your perfect vacation, where do you see yourself?

Sunning yourself on a sandy beach with waves crashing against the shore?

Camping in a forest surrounded by nature?

Backpacking through Europe with very little luggage?

What works as a vacation for one person does not necessarily suit someone else. However, if you are looking for something a little bit different, look no further. Continue reading for our ideas for unique vacations.


Imagine camping but with a lot more comfort and you have glamping. A porte-manteau of ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’, this type of vacation has really grown in popularity over the past few years.

A hit with people who worry about the lack of home comforts, but still wish to enjoy the great outdoors, glamping could certainly be an exciting experience for you.

There are so many different options to choose from whether you are getting away with your partner, a group of friends or your family.

Camper Van

If you feel comfortable traveling and sleeping in the same vehicle, this might be a great option for you. The idea of being free to travel and stay almost anywhere you want certainly holds a lot of appeal.

Of course, there are plenty of considerations to make about undertaking a road trip, such as the cost of fuel, who will do the driving, which route to take, where to park and sleep. However, Parked in Paradise offer a lot of superb advice for both novices and established camper van enthusiasts.

Camper vans offer a vacation with a retro feel and are increasingly popular with all age groups. If you do not own your own camper van, there are places from which you can hire them to suit most requirements. 

Quirky Buildings

There are countless interesting buildings which have been turned into accommodation for travelers. From lighthouses to windmills, treehouses to jails, there is something to capture every single person’s interests.

Imagine spending the night behind bars (comfortably!) or in a former psychiatric hospital. It is absolutely certain that there are a lot of stories to be told about what went on there in the past, so you could get a feel for those days by passing time there. 

Lucky Dip

Ever fancied just getting away from it all with no idea where you’re headed? The Lucky Dip type holiday might be right up your street. There are several ways to do this.

Get in your vehicle, grab your luggage and a travel companion, then start driving. When you get to somewhere you want to stop for a drink, a roadside diner for example, now things start to get exciting.

Get out your map and find two (or more) locations a certain distance away. Allocate each one either ‘heads’ or ‘tails’ (or use a die if you have more), then flip a coin and that will take the decision out of your hands, literally.

You can do the same for most aspects of your vacation: location, excursions, accommodation, eateries and so on.


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