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Staycation Vs holiday abroad Posted On 01 July 2019

Whether it is a city break or a beach holiday, the question is, do you stay at home or travel abroad? We look into the benefits of both to help you make your decision…

IN THE RED CORNER: IT’S THE STAYCATION!

With breath-taking scenery and plenty to do, there are many positives to holidaying in the UK rather than jetting off abroad. Whatever type of holiday you and your family enjoy, whether it be a beach holiday, a city break, or a country retreat off the beaten track, the UK has it all.

There are popular seaside destinations up and down the country, from Whitby in the North to Brighton in the South. Britain has a variety of beaches, all offering stunning scenery from traditional sandy beaches, to secluded rocky coves.

The UK also has its own wealth of picturesque cities, each offering its own diverse culture and unique attractions. Plus, with none of the stresses that come with travelling abroad, is there any reason to go anywhere else?

Staying at home really can suit all budgets; whether you can afford an adults only 5* luxury hotel, something a little more family friendly, such as a holiday to Butlins or if you have a more spontaneous streak and want to just pack up your tent and go.

In addition, there is the advantage of being able to take as many pairs of shoes as you like, with no luggage restrictions or the stresses of keeping your passport and boarding passes constantly in sight!

For the pet lovers amongst us, staying at home can come at a huge advantage as you can simply take them with you, instead of forking out for expensive kennel fees or the cost of a pet passport. There is also the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly where they are and who they are with.

IN THE BLUE CORNER: IT’S THE HOLIDAY ABROAD!

If you are after guaranteed sun, then it is a pretty easy decision to make; a holiday abroad wins hands down. Travelling abroad on your holidays offers a warmer climate, clearer oceans and sandier beaches, so it is no surprise many will opt for leaving the UK. If the warm air hitting your face as soon as you step off the plane doesn’t entice you enough, then the prospect of your money going further might. There are loads of great deals to be had, with destinations such as Turkey offering warm weather, sandy beaches and cultural cities to explore, all for a reasonable and affordable price.

The biggest draw of jetting off, travelling further afield than good old Blighty is being able to take in diverse cultures, to experience different foods and a whole new way of life (most of which you cannot fully experience in the UK). All places around the world have their own unique and interesting landscape and architecture to explore. All of which offer a wide variety of experiences and whatever your interests there is bound to be something that will appeal to you and your family. Whether that be lazing on a sandy beach on a tropical island, wandering the streets of a historic city in Europe or visiting the temples of Asia, travelling abroad can offer you this and much more.

Travelling abroad, even if it is only for a few weeks, can help to recharge your batteries and allow you to immerse yourself in a totally different way of life, escape everyday stresses and return home feeling relaxed and ready for anything (including the suitcase full of washing).

Holidays abroad tend to be more of an event and something which the whole family can get excited about. Besides, is there anything more exciting that waking up at 3am, making your way through the airport and waiting to board the plane knowing that in a few hours you will be arriving in a different country?

So, whichever corner you’re backing, whether staying in the UK or travel abroad, it’s apparent that both have a lot to offer. Plus, a holiday anywhere is always something to look forward to!

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