What’s your holiday style?

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I’m starting to get excited about my upcoming tropical birthday trip. In my usual rather haphazard fashion, I think I will print out some info for possible bike hires/fishing charters etc – but not make any solid plans. The basic itinerary reads something like: relax. eat. walk. snorkel. sunbathe. drink from coconuts. sleep. We will be going to the Kokomo Island Fiji, activitys every other day, leaving us with nothing to do but explore and laze around on the others.

At the same time, I’m really nervous. So many things could go wrong! I’ve probably mentioned this before, but the last time I left the country was about 8 years ago. With my parents. So for the first time in nearly a decade, I will be boarding a plane as a grownup, just T and I. There are so many points at which we could trip up. Forgetting to pack something. Getting to the airport. Getting on the plane. The transfer to our resort. Feeding ourselves (it’s hard to tell but I think there are fresh markets every day). Overspending (although I don’t think we’ll be doing anything expensive. I reckon a $100 a day budget should do us). Some accident befalling us. Getting back to the airport. The flights home. Getting back to our place.A city and beach holiday is the perfect compromise when you can’t decide between Vietnam cites and Thai beaches.

As the temperature starts to rise and sun starts glowing to its maximum, it is the perfect time to take out your beach cruiser bicycle and explore each and every corner of the beach. And it’s not you alone; you will find plenty of other people doing the same thing. Even you will find many people impressing beautiful ladies through their bike riding skills. The fun, excitement that you will experience when your ride through terrains is unmatchable by any other activity. However, not all of them have the required information regarding beach cruiser bicycles. Don’t worry; this article will give you all the information that you require on these.

This machine was devised in the earlier 19th century. However, these gained tremendous popularity in 1930’s and 50’s. The demand of these bicycles reached new heights over the last two decades, all thanks to the innovative designs of these bicycles. Unlike earlier days the bicycles that are found today are much funkier, fashionable and comfortable. Basics like wide balloon style tires, upright seating and comfortable wide seats have been kept the same. The manufacturers of these cruising bike for the beach have also stuck to simple methods of construction, giving these bikes a simplistic and relaxing touch.

You will not come across many classic vintage style bikes. These are known for the affordability, simplicity and highly superior style. Even though these are primarily for the beach cities, but you will find them all across the world. The advancement in technology has too contributed in making these bicycles popular. And as a result of which they come with better riding experience and features.

These days you will find plenty of models of beach bicycles available for you. There are even special beach cruiser bicycles for ladies as well. The bike culture is no more restricted to only western countries; their popularity is increasing rapidly in the Asian and African countries as well. The people of these counters have shown great interest in these bikes.

When it comes to riding beach cruiser bicycles then one needs to be really careful about this. Material is not the only thing that one needs to consider, there are many other factors also. The alloy of the bike should be of a high quality. Look for the certifications and recognitions by various agencies. You need to pay attention to the material that is used in spokes and wheel as well.

Last but not the least, the beach bicycles should be purchased only from the recognized dealer. It is also advised that read the relevant text related to beach cruiser bicycles online. You will find plenty of articles, forums and websites giving you all the details that you need on these bikes. Some safety tips will prove very handy. All in all, beach cruise bicycles are great fun, especially if you are in beach vacationing. Thus, if you are planning to go on a vacation to a beach city soon then do make sure that you get hold of these bicycles.

8 thoughts on “What’s your holiday style?

  • Reply Amber from Girl with the Red Hair June 24, 2011 at 08:23

    It’s funny because I’m usually the planner in our relationship and Eric is go with the flow but when we went to Europe last year Eric suddenly got really organized and anal and I was super laidback. LOL. So I guess when I’m PLANNING the trip I’m organized and planning to the T but once I get ON the vacation I’m more laidback and “what will be will be” about things!

  • Reply carrieactually June 24, 2011 at 08:48

    a bit of both. we’re going to hawaii in august for a week and have planned activities on 4 days and the rest of the days are for relaxing and exploring

  • Reply Daisy June 24, 2011 at 13:52

    Half and half! I usually leave most of my days free so I can go and do wherever the wind takes me. But sometimes, I think it’s good to have stuff planned.

    Sounds like tons of fun though!

  • Reply Tracey June 24, 2011 at 17:23

    It’s a package holiday right? So you probably don’t have to worry too much about overspending. Except maybe on food – food always adds up, but when you’re relaxing on a tropical island you really don’t want to have to scrimp on it. You’ll have a great time! 🙂

  • Reply chipsforsupper June 27, 2011 at 08:13

    I like having my days so I can just go and explore without having a time that I have to get back.

  • Reply Country Girl June 27, 2011 at 09:03

    I only like to plan what’s absolutely necessary: hotels, transportations and meet ups with friends. Once I get to my destination, I usually just play it by ear – if you don’t have a plan to stick to you don’t get stressed when you something happens and you’re plan is shot.

  • Reply Two Degrees June 27, 2011 at 16:09

    A little bit of Column A and a bit of Column B.

    If you’re backpacking for 3 months, there’s no point in planning. The beauty of not planning is that you never know where you will end up! Plus if you’re a Couchsurfer, you don’t necessarily know who will be hosting you and if you click with who you meet. In that case, I tend to plan for every 3 days and go with the flow in between.

    If you’re traveling for a short period and return to work immediately after, I find it’s better to have a set schedule.

  • Reply Financial Samurai July 2, 2011 at 16:28

    My holiday style is adventure and physical activity one day, and beach and stuffing my face the next. Alternation!

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