A beach holiday is all well and good, as is a city stopover in somewhere like Paris or Prague. But if you have the time and, of course, the funds, have you ever considered a trip across tracks less beaten? Of course, you'll also need something else - a sense of adventure.
It might involve a trek in places few have ever been, or a safari in a remote part of Africa. If you've ever thought "Hmm, could be a good time to finally do that once-in-a-lifetime trip," then put the 28th and 29th of January into your diary, for that's when the Adventure Travel Show is being held at Olympia in London.
The Adventure Travel Show will be the perfect place to gather together some ideas, get some inspiration and talk to those who've already made such a trip.
There'll be plenty of specialists from the world of adventure travel too, so you'll have a super opportunity to get the best information directly from the experts.
The show is geared towards both the independent traveller and those who would prefer to make a trip as part of a group.
The Expedition Planning Zone is one place you'll be wanting to spend some time - here you'll find a slew of suggestions for the kinds of adventure you could embark upon.
Adventure logistic specialist Tour de Force are helping to organise the Expedition Planning Zone and its representatives will be more than happy to help you out.
The show will include a number of photography seminars where, guided by professional travel photographers, you'll discover how to take better shots for better memories of your big trip.
You never know, if your pictures are really special, you might find yourself embarking on a new career.
For those who prefer words to images, there'll also be seminars designed to show budding scribes how to bring their travel experiences to life through the written word, capturing the reader's imagination in the process.
There'll be over 60 exhibitors attending the event, including the likes of Wanderlust travel magazine, Bradt travel guides, Raleigh International, the Royal Geographical Society and Nomadic Expeditions.