When the clock strikes midnight on 1st January, it’s a time to reflect on the past 12 months – and to set a New Year’s resolution or two.
Take more exercise, spend less money, quit smoking. They are all promises we make to ourselves at some point in our lives. And let’s face it, ones that are often broken before the page on the calendar reads February.
Another popular pledge is to see more of the world – and in our opinion, a worthy resolution to keep. Whether you plan to get away for a few days or a few weeks, travelling allows us to step out of our daily lives and meet new people, try new foods and get inside cultures very different from our own.
And at the end, we’re left with priceless memories that can change our lives forever.
If you’ve started 2014 with wanderlust, but you’re feeling the pinch after the holidays, you might be keen to hear about our worldwide CostSaver trips.
Spending precious time working out how to get from A to B with your head buried in a guidebook can feel like a waste. Our itineraries remove the hassle of planning your own route and leave you with more time to achieve what you set out to do: explore. Plus all travel – whether it’s by coach, ferry or train – is included.
Compared to Trafalgar’s other trips, more of the experiences on CostSaver guided holidays are optional. Seeing iconic sights like the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum are a given. But it means you can tailor your trip with a range of extras that take you deeper into a country’s culture, like an elephant ride through the jungle in Northern Thailand or attending a sumo tournament in Japan.
Or you can use the free time to explore by yourself. Of course, you’re never really on your own. Not with the added expertise of your Travel Director, who’s always on hand to give you their recommendations or to point you in the right direction.
Our Travel Directors know their homelands like the back of their hands. It’s their native instinct and years of experience which means they’re able to introduce you to families in their homes; give you insights into local customs and trades; and feed you the true flavours of the places you visit, through home-cooked food and dining at less-touristy restaurants.
They’re the insiders – there to show you a different side to every place you visit.
Search Trafalgar’s CostSaver trips to discover how you can travel beyond the expected on a budget in 2014.