5 Trendy Ways to Travel in 2019

Plenty of people say they love travelling. Others don’t enjoy it so much, perhaps only because they haven’t experienced the multitude of different ways it can be done. Whichever category you fall into, the big question is; how can you travel in a way that makes it truly unique and exciting? We’re living in 2019, when more travel options are open to us than at any other time in history, so why not take advantage of them?! Here are five popular, trendy ways to travel in 2019:

1. A Focus on Experience

Sure, another trip to the theme park represents an ‘experience’ – but likely one you’ve done many times before. Even for adrenaline junkies who love that kind of thing, there are other unique ways you can get your fix, such as sky diving. Few experiences replicate the pure adrenaline of jumping from a plane, seemingly to one’s death. But in this instance, ‘experience’ refers more to that of seeing a new culture for the first time; immersing yourself in it via cooking classes, wine tasting, adventure trails, or visiting the local market. These are the kind of experiences that stay with you for a lifetime; with the accessibility of global travel in 2019, there’s little excuse not to learn more about a culture you haven’t yet experienced.

2. Enjoying Nature

Protecting the environment is as topical and trendy as ever, for good reason. Nature can be more beautiful than many people realise because we don’t often pause to appreciate it, but a nature reserve is the perfect place to visit if you wish to do just that. There are plenty to choose from within England itself; check out this list of National Nature Reserves for some ideas to get started. The London Wildlife Trust is also a great resource if you plan on visiting the capital.

3. Hiring a Camper Van

It isn’t the most immediately obvious way to travel considering the prevalence of cars, coaches, trains and planes, but consider camper van hire. They provide the most exciting kinds of road trips with family and/or friends. It’s a really great way of seeing the sights together as you travel to your next destination and provides more space than the average car for better comfort. Furthermore, camper van hire is surprisingly affordable if you take the time to look into it properly. Travelling on a tight budget? Check out this website to browse the best deals out there and get an affordable quote.

4. Backpacking

Yeah, initially the thought of ‘backpacking’ as a way to reach any destination sounds like an effort. Sure, it is an effort – you have to walk and carry a backpack – but a lot of people find they enjoy physically-oriented breaks more than they thought. It doesn’t necessarily have to be your primary form of travel (though by all means, if you’d like to); you could drive to a destination where it’d be ideal. Bring a tent and combine it with camping if you’re feeling particularly minimalist. Likely a journey you won’t forget in a hurry, even if you are glad to get home by the end of it.

5. Winter Travel

Summer holidays are so mainstream. The trendier way to experience the true heart of a place is to travel there during winter. Christmas markets tend to be extremely popular during the festive season, and the good news is you don’t even need to travel outside the UK to find some pretty great options. Along with some of the best food and drink selections, they present a fine opportunity to experience those other cultures you may have otherwise missed the chance to see during the year.