Taking a holiday is one of the few times in the year that many of us get to truly relax. Whether you decide to holiday alone, with friends, or with the whole family in tow, you will want to do all you can to ensure that your trip is a memorable one.
Recent research in to how subjects remembered their holidays has identified the most important ingredients for a truly memorable holiday, the good news is that these are simple things, they take very little effort and can make all the difference when it comes to making your holiday as memorable as possible.
Put Electronics Away
In today’s world we all seem to be constantly glued to our screens, whether they’re phones, tablets, e-readers, or laptops it seems there is always an electronic device demanding our attention. The time we spend gazing at these screens is time that we aren’t spending in the moment, enjoying our holiday.
Studies have shown however that those who take selfies and photos of their holidays have a much better ability to recall details about their trip later on. The problems seem to start when we spend more than 2 hours on our devices every day, once we reach this tipping point our electronics start negatively impacting our memory recall.
It is similarly important that you don’t bring work with you, you should aim to finish everything beforehand if you can. If you absolutely have to work when you are on holiday then make sure that you don’t spend too much of your day on it. Working while you’re supposed to be on holiday will mean you miss precious moments and have less to recall later.
Choose Your Company
Assuming that you aren’t going on a solo or family holiday, you will want to be careful about who you bring along with you. You need to choose people who you can get along with and who won’t get on your nerves over the course of however long your trip is.
You should aim to bring people who share interests with you so that you will have plenty to discuss and be able to partake in similar activities. Studies have shown that we remember our holidays best when we go with a group that consists of both friends and family.
Choose Your Location Wisely
The decision of exactly where to go on your holiday is the key to the whole thing. There is a very big world out there with something to appeal to everyone. The best place to go for your holiday will depend on your circumstances, the time of year, what you are hoping to do while away, and of course the kind of environment you are looking for.
Once you’ve decided where to go you need to decide where to stay. Check out Forest Rise accommodation for an example of one of the more unique options available.
Next time you find yourself on holiday, whether it is with family or friends, remember to try and do all you can to make your trip as memorable as possible.