Some might think that going on a sailing holiday is a privilege patterned for the rich. Yes, it will make you spend some of your savings, but it won’t overhaul your all of your budget, make you bankrupt and rely on scraps. More than anything else, you’re going on a vacation – a rare occurrence especially if you are one of the many who are doing double shifts day in and day out – and by now you’ve already learned that you will have to spend that extra resources eventually.
The term sailing holiday can and will be a daunting term, especially for those who will be experiencing it for the first time. Questions and what if’s will come and go from the time they have committed to try sailing, up to the night before the big day. It’s both the jitters and the excitement to do something that’s relatively new to you. But whatever it is that you’re thinking or planning to do, the main reason why you’re packing your bag is that you want to relax, have a good time and you’re doing it your way.
FIRST THING’S FIRST
Remind yourself time and again that you’re going on a sailing holiday. This will mean that you’re going to spend most of your time at sea: swimming, sun bathing, exploring the clear, blue waters or just lounging on a yacht. Sailing is probably the closest thing that you will get if you want to be confined in a bubble and just forget about the world for a moment. There’s something about the waves and the fact that you can be quite alone that feels just right to comfort a weary body.
Quiet towns, restaurants, pubs and genuine architecture will greet you by the time you dock. May it be in Croatia, Greece or anywhere in the globe that a yacht can tread, there’s always time to go the extra mile. Do you own research or ask the locals to point you to your next destination is a thrill only you can experience first hand.
TWO’S A COMPANY
If you’re always the solo player, then going on a sailing vacation by your lonesome won’t be a hassle. But if it’s a party that you want, you can always tag along your friends, family and that special someone. They will add the proverbial life to the party and will make your holiday all the more enjoyable.
Going solo on the other hand will mean that you will have more time for yourself. The less people that you are with, the more that you can relax and rejuvenate, whereas sailing with a bunch of friends might be a bit too rowdy for the born loner.
Stick to your schedule. That’s a big IF considering that some will just go on a sailing holiday with little or no itinerary. These adventurous individuals will most likely to do what they want on their own pace: jumping from one place to another, spending a couple of hours sipping wine while eating cheese and marveling at the setting sun.
But if you are one of those who tend to jot down what they want to do, then by all means do it. The schedule may or may not be on the dot, but at least you know what you’re doing and know where you’re going. The important thing is that you’re having fun while slowly checking things-to-do off your list and anticipating places-to-go thereafter.