Having a holiday to look forward to is one of the best feelings in the world. Fact.
You download a holiday countdown app, research every restaurant within a 5-mile radius and look at the pictures of the resort every day.
By booking in advance, you make the most of the holiday high and to help get you inspired, check out 5 trips you need to book a year in advance and start planning!
1. Walt Disney World Resort Orlando
The most magical place on Earth and a trip many spend months if not years planning!
For accommodation, you can opt for an all-out Disney stay on one of the on-site hotels such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Beach Club Resort or Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort;, or if you’re wanting a break from the hustle and bustle, choose your very own villa or townhouse, most complete with your own private pool.
When it comes to the parks, planning ahead means you save time and money with great offers such as Disney’s 14 Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of a 7-day ticket, or a 3-Park Explorer ticket at Universal Orlando Resort for the price of 2. With 6 fantastic Disney Parks, 2 exciting nighttime entertainment districts and a state-of-the-art sports complex, you’re never going to be short of things to do.
As you can imagine, a trip to Orlando is one that should be no less than spectacular, so booking early means you can make dreams come true by securing your perfect accommodation before rooms start to book up.
2. Great Ocean Road, Australia
Hugging seaside cliffs that snake along the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. The striking vistas along the iconic road evoke awe with craggy cliffs, empty beaches and soaring bluffs flanked by brilliant green countryside.
Add epic surf, native wildlife, unforgettable hiking and biking trails and you will find plenty of things to see and do around every corner.
- Experience the 12 Apostles
- Marvel at wildlife wonders
- Visit a hot spring sanctuary
- Paddle alongside a platypus
A journey along one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives needs to go to the top of your bucket list.
3. The Great Migration in Kenya
Kenya is the epitome of African adventure; from fascinating culture, the Big Five, The Great Migration and bustling metropolitan cities, Kenya should be enjoyed thoroughly.
The Great Migration sees thousands of wildebeest, gazelle and zebras take their legendary 1,800-mile trek which usually starts around July/August. This already means this trip is time-sensitive and not something you can witness all year round.
Nowhere in the world is a natural occurrence more immense than The Great Migration, so this kind of trip can’t be left last-minute.
4. Rocky Mountaineer
If you’ve heard about the Canadian Rockies, then you’ve heard about the Rocky Mountaineer; one of the world’s most luxurious train journeys. The luxury rail service travels only during daylight so you’ll never miss a minute of those epic views. Onboard, you’re wined and dined with champagne that's as bubbly as the hosts.
Rocky Mountaineer runs along four routes: Journey through the Clouds, First Passage to the West, Rainforest to Goldrush and the Coastal Passage. Each of these routes brings something different and will give you a unique and fantastic experience.
Highlights you can see on the Rocky Mountaineer:
- Mount Robson
- White Rock
- Fraser Canyon
- Spiral Tunnels
5. Gorilla Trekking
If you’re looking for a unique experience that stays with you for long after, Gorilla Trekking is just that. The awe-inspiring gorillas almost need to be seen to be believed in all their majestic glory.
The journey involves following a troop of gorillas along the forest, you’re led by a trained guide while you quietly observe them in their natural habitat. It takes place on foot, therefore reasonable fitness is required for this kind of trip.
In Rwanda, families of gorillas are often found near to the park’s entrance therefore the walk isn’t too long, compared to trekking in Uganda. They are usually in groups between 9 - 39 gorillas.