One would be forgiven for thinking that ‘travelling’ and ‘taking a holiday’ are the same thing, yet there are differences, which we will examine in this article. In some ways, travelling can be viewed as a holiday, as it does take you out of your normal daily routine, and with that in mind, here are a few aspects of both terms to consider.
Most people that travel are more interested in the actual travel experience than the final destination. There is definitely something special about getting your backpack and heading off to unknown destinations.
There are a few holiday packages that are a curious blend of travelling and holidaying, such as Trans-Siberian express holidays, wherein you get to see the stunning countryside as the train passes across Russia, Mongolia and into China. If you would like to explore the potential that this epic train journey has to offer, simply Google ‘Trans-Siberian tours’ and you will have a long list of established tour operators that specialise in the Trans-Siberian route.
The trend for backpacking during your gap year has always been popular, with South East Asia a favourable destination, and the young backpackers are looking to have a unique travelling experience, which takes priority over any of their destinations. They typically travel by rail or road, as both offer the chance to see the passing sights, while many will book a berth in third class on the Trans-Siberian route, which is very reasonably priced and takes them through Russia, Mongolia and on to China.
Going On Holiday
This is a general term that means travelling to a final destination where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. Taking a holiday differs from travelling in as much as the focus is not on the journey but rather on the final destination, and the travelling is usually via the quickest form of transport, which is air travel. For many tourists, the actual travelling is an ordeal that must be endured in order to reach the resort they have booked, and once they arrive, kicking back and enjoying doing absolutely nothing is usually the main objective.
Resort Or Hotel Bookings
Typically, those who ’go on holiday’ will book a resort or hotel that has all the amenities they will need for their stay, and while some might take the odd tour, most will immerse themselves in the luxurious poolside ambience.
Combining The Two
There are certain holiday packages that offer exciting travel as well as the perfect destinations, such as booking a berth on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway, which gives you an amazing experience as you pass through some of the most beautiful natural regions in the world. Travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway is on most people’s bucket list, and if you would like to learn more about this epic adventure, an online search will take you to a UK-based tour operator who specialises in Trans-Siberian holidays.
Whether you are a traveller, holidaymaker, or both, there are many exciting destinations to choose from and some of those can combine the travel and the holiday experience.