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June 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 180

What makes your holiday perfect? Is it the accommodation, the weather, the destination, the food, the people, or a combination of all five?

We all get to hear about the negative points when our friends and family travel, such as delayed flights, sub-standard hotel rooms, terrible food resulting in "Spanish tummy", and lost luggage, but we rarely get to hear about what actually made their summer holiday - the perfect holiday.

Various surveys have been conducted on this subject, and while some suggest that a travellers age has something to do with it (apparently we enjoy our holidays the most when we are 34 years old!), the general consensus seems to be that it is whom we travel with that has the greatest impact.

Anyone who travels frequently will have witnessed the odd argument at the airport or hotel check-in, whereby nervous energy overtakes the excitement and turns a simple question of "who has got the passports" into a rather heated blame game! So travelling with someone you know well and have a good relationship with is a great place to start.

We believe a holiday is what you make it. One can stay in the nicest resort, have the most beautiful weather, and a great person to share it with, but if you spend the entire time waiting for the perfect holiday to 'happen', you may just miss out.

When travelling through Thailand and Malaysia in November (high season), we were subjected to an unusual burst of monsoon rains that left us stranded on Koh Samui Island for 5 days. With no planes or boats leaving the island, only one or two restaurants with electricity, and streets flooded up to knee-height, it was certainly an experience we will never forget - but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our tour round the world!

We helped our hotel staff sweep the rivers of rain from the open reception areas, we took moped taxis (3 on a bike!) through the flooded streets, and we ate dinner by candlelight as the generators only produced enough electricity to cook the food, but you know what? We made new friends, we tried new things, and we laughed from morning until night!

The hotel, the weather, the food, and the person you travel with will certainly have an impact on your holiday, but ultimately there is only one person that can make your holiday perfect, and that is you!

Wendy Kaufmann is the owner of Equatours Limited. A family owned and family run business specialising in unique travel experiences to countries below the equator.

Fully bonded tour operator, our packages are inclusive of all travel arrangements, accommodation, insurance and a personal travel guide is with you every step of the way to make sure your trip with us is a holiday of a lifetime.

For more information please feel free to visit our Blog or our website

We would love to hear from you.

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