Thailand is one of our fantastic long-haul options and is one of the most popular destinations in south-east Asia – not just with backpackers but with couples and families too! The capital of Bangkok is perhaps the most well-known part of the country where it seamlessly combines the old: numerous Buddhist temples, palaces and monuments with the new: skyscrapers for as far as the eye can see, live shows and trendy bars. Be aware of the monsoon season though between May and September. It can prevent you from doing a lot of sightseeing but can also be hugely exciting - depending on your own personal tastes with the weather!
As we jump to the complete other side of the world, another very attractive long-haul trip away is to an island in the Caribbean. Even if you have never had the opportunity to visit any of these exotic islands, you almost definitely have the right image in your head about what to expect: glorious sunshine, luscious beaches, swaying palm trees in the gentle warm breeze and a very chilled out atmosphere. These all hold true no matter which island you decide to visit, whether that be Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Barbados or any of the rest. Despite all of these islands sharing a beautiful climate, they are all very unique in terms of their history, culture, people and things to do.
Sticking with the same part of the world, perhaps one of the grandest and most exciting far-away adventures to embark on is to the United States of America. This vast country may as well be a continent with its highly varying climate, cities, countryside, industry and even people! Whatever your favourite type of holiday may be, you can be sure to find it here in the United States. Some of the greatest beaches in the world reside here: from the gorgeous Floridian coast all of the way to the famous West Coast beaches. Looking to explore a city with deep-rooted history and landmark sights? No problem! Boston, Chicago and New York have you covered in that respect. Hiking holidays through the Rockies and skiing holidays in the north are also great options. It’s true what they say, there really is so much to explore and discover in the USA!
Other honourable long-haul destination mentions that we have some great deals on including a trip to one of the most culturally diverse countries on the planet: India. A visit to the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt or to what has been named one of the happiest places on earth: Costa Rica.