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What Type of Trip is Best for You?

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Emerson chapter.

The world is full of many amazing places to travel to. Between relaxing beach-destinations, bold jungles adventures, and educational city explorations, it’s hard to choose what kind of trip to go on. There are times when I’d love nothing more than to relax on a beach in Fiji but then there are also times when I dream about traveling the the Australian Outback. When a vacation opportunity presents itself, you have to look at who you are as a person and where you are in life in order to pick which type of trip is best for you.

Then, once deciding what type of trip to take, it’s often hard to decide where to go and how to get there. But have no fear, collegiettes! I have a solution for you! One word: Contiki.

Contiki is a tour company that offers amazing vacation packages for 18-35 year olds. However, with the dozens of trips that they offer on their website, it can becoming pretty overwhelming when deciding which one to take.

So read on to find out which kind of trip you should go on and to discover which Contiki vacation is best for you!


Maybe you feel like you’re stuck in a rut. That you’re too comfortable where you are right now and that you’re dying to feel adrenaline pump through your veins. If this sounds like you then you’re obviously the kind of person who should take an adventurous vacation. Whereas I can’t promise you a fast pace James Bond getaway or a mysterious Indiana Jones adventure, you can get the next best thing by going on Contiki’s Tropical Wonder vacation in Australia. During this 8-day vacation, you have the opportunity of going white water rafting in the Tully River, skydiving, bungee jumping, and hot air ballooning. You could even snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or take a hike through Magnetic Island, an Australian National Park. And, only for the most daring, you could try a kangaroo fillet.


You’re in love with history. You enjoy going to museums and gazing at beautiful paintings, priceless artifacts, and learning about the past. What is a better way to immerse yourself in humanity’s history than going to Italy? This ancient country is chalk full of amazing historical destinations. Travel with Contiki on their Simply Italy trip and see for your self. During a 13-day period you will visit the most popular Italian cities and a few lesser-known ones too. Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Florence, Venice, and Milan all await you on this scenic vacation. You will be able to marvel at the Vatican, imagine yourself fighting in the Coliseum, and admire the ancient architecture in Florence. Ditch your history book and jump straight into the real thing!


Whereas you love your family and friends, sometimes you just need a break. When a trip to the spa doesn’t cut it, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to have a little “me time” and plan a solo vacation abroad. Pull an Eat, Pray, Love and do some soul searching! By going on Contiki’s Berlin & Prague plus Vienna vacation, you can cover three eastern European countries in one trip! This is an easy pace trip so you won’t have to worry about running around Europe all by yourself. Enjoy classic museums, entertaining shows, and breathtaking walking tours.


You and your best friends are dying to travel together. What better way to bond with your friends than to take an unforgettable trip to Paris together? Book Contiki’s New Year in Paris trip and get ready to make unforgettable memories with your besties. Get to know Paris with your best friends and celebrate the New Year in style. Do a picnic lunch on the Seine River, wander around the Louvre, and marvel at the Eiffel Tower. Shopping with your friends at the Champs-Élysées and counting down to the New Year in true Parisian-flair sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?


Traveling the world can be a real eye-opener. When you travel to countries you have never been, you get an amazing glimpse into other cultures. Contiki offers their Asian Adventure vacation for those who want a taste of beautiful and unique Asian cultures. Journey through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia on this special vacation. You can learn about Thai food as you take a Thai cooking class, travel to the world’s largest religious monument in Angkor Wat, and learn about Laos’s capitol in Vientiane.


School and work is wearing you out. You don’t want to be running around Europe or Asia because you’d much rather lie on the beach and work on your tan—and that’s absolutely okay! In this case, a relaxing vacation is totally the best thing for you. Imagine yourself traveling with Contiki to Fiji. Allow all your worries to slip away on this exotic vacation. Take day cruises, scuba dive, shop in traditional villages, and walk along sandy white beaches. In Fiji you can relax during the day and party at night. This Fiji trip gives you the best of both worlds!

Cassidy is a Digital Production intern at Her Campus. She's currently a junior studying journalism at Emerson College. Cassidy also is a freelance reporter at the Napa Valley Register and a staff writer at Her Campus Emerson. Previously she blogged for Seventeen Magazine at the London 2012 Olympics, wrote for Huffington Post as a teen blogger and was a Team Advisor at the National Student Leadership Conference on Journalism, Film, & Media Arts at University of California, Berkeley and American University in Washington, D.C.. When she's not uploading content to Her Campus or working on her next article, Cassidy can be found planning her next adventure or perfecting her next Instagram. Follow her on Twitter at @cassidyyjayne and @cassidyjhopkins.  
Erin is now a senior at Emerson College in Boston, MA pursuing a degree in Print & Multimedia journalism. Originally from West Orange, New Jersey, Erin enjoys fashion, baking, hiking, traveling, and sharks. She is currently Co-Campus Correspondent of Emerson's Her Campus branch, and recently worked as an Editorial/Web Production intern and freelancer for Details.com at Conde Nast in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @appenzo.