How To Get In The Holiday Spirit? || The Travel Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. You’re probably surprised I have another blog post LOL. I made a promise that I will keep publishing again like I used to and I am going to make that happen. I have planned out so many interesting and fun blogs that I am looking forward to sharing with you in the next upcoming months. For those of you who don’t know, I have two mini holiday breaks coming up which is why I wanted to do this little holiday travel tag to help get me in the holiday spirit. I am going to Belfast on Thursday 26th July to Sunday 29th July and I am going to Budapest on Friday 3rd August to Monday 6th August. I am so happy to be going away. If you would like any specific travel posts regarding these places please comment below as I would love to do helpful travel posts. Now without further ado… let’s move straight on.

Which countries of the world have you already visited?

Unfortunately, I haven’t been to a lot of places as I didn’t begin going on holiday until I was 16 years old. The places I have been to in chronological order are Disney Land (Paris), Marsa Alam (Egypt), Manila (Philippines), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Belfast (Nothern Ireland) and a range of places in the United Kindom.

Which destination is the number one of your bucket list? 

This is very easy for me to answer as I have always dreamed of going to Australia… more specifically Melbourne and/or Sydney.

What is your most ideal holiday?

My most ideal holiday would definitely be something very spontaneous. I would love to go travelling unexpectedly… perhaps with a camper van and just see where the roads take me. I would love to do this will my boyfriend Kevin. It would be the best thing ever. It would be lovely. As long as we have a great time, I don’t even mind where we go. It would just be nice to explore, have fun and take a wild adventure.

Which place did you think was so special that you would love to go back there sometime?

Definitely, Disney Land Paris as it was mine and Kevin’s first day together in a relationship. I would absolutely love to go back there on one of our anniversary’s because it would mean a lot to me. I have always been one of those traditional people who treasure special moments like that. It would be nice to see Paris too as we never explored the city. We just stayed at Disney Land for our college trip. In February 2019 it will be mine and Kevin’s 5th year anniversary… hint hint hint LOL. I would love to go for our 5th year together.

Show us your nicest holiday photo:

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Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns (Manila, Philippines)

Did you have to travel for work sometime? If yes, where?

Sadly… no! My job does not require me to travel around the world. Although, it would be amazing to travel and work at the same time. You would be able to learn so much, not just from working, but culturally.

With who are you mostly going on holiday? 

My boyfriend Kevin. Most of my holidays have been with Kevin. It was just Amsterdam that Kevin didn’t come to as it was my sister’s hen party weekend.

Would you rather go to an amusement park or zoo?

Personally, this is rather tricky for me. I don’t do either of them a lot and I have never thought about this question before. I think I would probably choose an amusement park as long as Kevin could come with me because we would have a lot of fun whilst spending a lot of money LOL.

Would you rather go on a sun or ski holiday?

A very easy question for me to answer… SKI!!!!! Of course, I would choose that. I have never been on a ski holiday. I would always choose something that I have not done or only done a little. I love trying new things and experimenting. I have been to a range of sunny holiday places, so I would definitely try a ski holiday if I had the chance too.

What holidays do you have planned this year?

I am soooooooo happy to share this with you. I have been so excited about going on holiday which is why I wanted to do a post like this to help get all the excitement out, as well as give you more information about myself. I only have two short city breaks this year for my holidays, although I do prefer going to places for a few days as I tend to miss home in 4 days anyway. Tomorrow, I will be travelling to Belfast in Northern Ireland for 3 days to visit my family over there and to do a little bit of sight-seeing with of course Kevin. My second short city break is happening on 3rd August until the 6th August and I am going to Budapest with Kevin and 3 other friends. I am looking forward to this a lot because we have planned out the whole holiday ensuring we make the most of the time in Budapest. WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF FUN!

I am going to nominate 5 people who I think should do this blog post:

  1.  Emma 
  2. Isla
  3. Sophie
  4. Anne
  5. Life Travel Soul

Thank you so much for popping back onto my blog. It means so much to me. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. Now… I challenge YOU to do this tag if you are going on holiday anytime soon. It is definitely the perfect way to get you in the holiday spirit. If you would like me to do any blog posts specific to Belfast or Budapest please let me know. I would love to give you any advise and share my experiences with you. I hope you have a great end to the week and an amazing weekend!

From,

Bryoni X

 

 

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What Type Of Traveller Are You?

What type of traveller are you? Hmm… This is going to be interesting! Recently, I have been reading a lot of travel quizzes that fellow travel bloggers have taken to determine what type/kind of traveller they are. I have been meaning to write a post similar to this, instead of actually explaining what type of traveller I think I am based on my previous holidays and travel preferences. However, I thought it would be a good idea to find out the results through the ultimate travel quiz which can be found here. If you undergo this quiz, please let me know of your results in the comment section of this post as I am intrigued as to what type of traveller you are.

This quiz is made up of the following 8 multiple choice questions:

1. Going on holidays is more often: 

  • By Plane: the further away the better to really disconnect. After all, you only have a week of holiday.
  • By Car: you stay in the UK. It’s easier and cheaper.
  • By Train or Boat: the travel is part of the holiday experience and you like to take your time. Being on holiday is a state of mind. 

I very much enjoy using public transport to get to my holiday destinations and I do believe that the whole travel aspect is apart of the holiday experience. I like to use transport abroad as they are always different to the UK. For example, if I never went on a TUK TUK in Amsterdam, I would never have had that transport experience. It is a lot of fun and I recommend it to everyone.

2. While choosing a holiday with a travel agent, you are more likely to opt for: 

  • A complete package: you choose a travel agent that looks after everything as you don’t have the time to do it all. 
  • A credible and reliable agency: you check out their results, reputation and customer feedback.
  • A themed offer: you look for a group that can guarantee you an innovative and unknown experience.

I think the answer to this question varies depending on the type of holiday you are going on. If it was a short city break, I would most likely have a look around online, read some reviews and book a place that suited me. However, if I am going on a proper holiday abroad for more than a week, I would 100% go for a complete package. It is a lot easier to just pay for everything that you would like to do and get an all-inclusive holiday as sometimes it works out a lot cheaper and is very convenient.

3. What’s the last thing you do before leaving home to go on holiday: 

  • Nothing! You are always in a mad last-minute rush. 
  • You leave a thank you note for the neighbour who’ll be coming over to water your plants.
  • Verify that all the electrical appliances are turned off and that nothing is left on standby mode.

I am going to be completely honest! I am normally rushing about and stressing that I do not have everything packed, sorted and ready to go. Generally, everything is under control and I am fully prepared. I always think that I have forgotten something, so I tend to freak out thinking the worse is about to happen.

4. Your ‘ideal’ holiday would be in what type of accommodation: 

  • A club resort: the children are kept well occupied, so you only need to think about yourself.
  • A charming bed and breakfast: you enjoy meeting and spending time with other people as it’s more fun.
  • The open-air (camping, trekking etc.): you like to change your habits and get back to simple living.

Of course, I would choose the open air. If you have been following me on social media and keeping up with my blog, you will automatically know that I am a very adventurous person who loves to go outside and explore the world capturing beautiful moments, including all its nature.

5. What is your preferred choice for eating during your holiday?

  • Quality restaurants mentioned in the reputed travel guide. That way there are no unpleasant surprises.
  • Small and often unremarkable looking, local eateries. You like to discover the local authentic cuisine. 
  • Cooking for yourself with local produce.  Even while on holiday you enjoy cooking.

Small and often is always my eating habit when I am on holiday. I never get a big appetite to be able to eat a full meal/dinner. I would normally go to places that serve foods I am used to eating. Due to being a vegetarian, I have to be careful that I am not given any meals that contain traces of meat in them. I am very fussy when it comes to foods which is why I like to keep it plain and simple.

6. You decide to go for a day trip. How do you organise it? 

  • You stay close to the hotel. Being on vacation is for relaxing, not racing around. 
  • You explore a nearby village in the company of your newly made friends.
  • You contact an official guide to show you the local wildlife.

This was a bit of a tricky question for me to answer purely because I wouldn’t do any of these. However, I did go for the top one meaning that I would plan to go somewhere, but always keep in mind how far I am travelling by knowing the distance back to the hotel. I would never go to a nearby village with random people met on holiday, neither would I get a tour guide to show me places. I love creating my own adventures and finding places myself. I use Google Maps wherever I go because it is perfect for these types of things.

7. While on holiday, you prefer: 

  • Excitement and thrills: jet ski, water skiing, 4-wheel drives through the sand dunes. Making the most of every minute. 
  • Cultural and culinary discoveries: a guarantee of authenticity for you.
  • Calm and solitude: taking care of yourself and recharging your batteries.

I mean, come on, this is easy. Without a doubt, you would make the most out of being on holiday by cramming in every activity on your to-do list. I don’t like to rest during the days as I want to explore the town I am in by feeling like I have done everything as planned. I always get pumped and have a lot of energy which is why I like to be busy capturing moments and treasuring them.

8. Before returning home after your holiday, what’s the last thing you do?

  • You stock up on souvenirs at the airport as you preferred to relax until the last minute.
  • You visit local shops. You make the most to take a last look at the local handicrafts.
  • You take a couple last photos. Your best memories are already firmly fixed in your mind.

I DO ALL OF THESE!!!! Well, I had to go with the most obvious one as I do it everywhere I go, even if I am going to a small city. I always find souvenir shops right at the last minute. I am too busy on holiday to be thinking about souvenirs or gifts for people, so I normally find them when I am at the airport. I do think this is a good idea though because you have a lot of time to waste and it’s a perfect way to spend the last of your travel money.

Here are my results from the ‘What type of traveller are you?’ quiz: 

You are a carefree traveller 

In your daily life, you have probably adopted some ecological behaviours: sorting rubbish, low energy light bulbs… you are aware that even simple actions can help to save the planet. But when the lightness of the holiday season overtakes you, good habits can be forgotten or paid less attention to. This small oversight can surely be overcome as many of ecotourism’s good habits are easy to follow. Our advice: Choose a responsible travel agent. If you can’t organise your own environmentally respectful vacation, then opt for a professional that will propose a vacation according to your needs, as well as the planets. If you take the plane to a distant place, think about compensating your carbon emissions. A number of agencies enable you to ‘pay’ for the greenhouse gases emitted by your air travel, with the amount donated to an environmental group. If you love adventure and excitement, drop the 4-wheel drive and get a hot air balloon, glider or hang glider instead. Even for short journeys, pay attention to greenhouse gases by choosing clean travel methods. Small actions can make a big difference. In any case, don’t forget that ecotourism is not an obligation and each of us can adapt it to our own way of life.

I would 100% say that this is a fairly accurate travel quiz. I agree with the results and will consider these factors the next time I plan to go on holiday. If you would like to find out ‘what type of traveller you are?’… just click here. I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I did taking the quiz and writing it for you. Have a great day!