The term ‘party holidays’ is one that strikes fear in the hearts of all who love someone. Even the best of couples face the unavoidable trust issues that come hand in hand with the wild antics of these young holidays. Are they all really that doom and gloom, or is there nothing at all to worry about?
The last decade has seen a constant increase in the amount of party holidays taken, which is fine for those who like to live life as free as the wind, but for others can be more trouble than it’s worth. Places like Ibiza, Zante, Magaluf, Malia and Faliraki or even Vegas are popular choices for weeks of tanning, drinking and regrettable promiscuity. But not everyone goes on a party holiday for steamy drunken nights with strangers.
It may come as a surprise to many, but it is possible to have a good time abroad without sleeping with the first ‘hottie’ you come across. The main attraction with these kinds of holidays is definitely the drinking side of things, and once in that environment, pulling is the last thing on your mind. As stressful as it can be, most couples survive party holidays.
Party Holidays… Make Or Breaking up Couples?
The couples that survive such holidays are ones with trust. If you are the sort of person who can’t bear to see you’re other half out with their friends in the local clubs, that’s probably something that needs working on before hitting the clubs of Ibiza.
All in all, Party holidays can be truly memorable experiences. A great selection of friends is all you need to make such a holiday perfect in every way. Once you step off that plane, and the foreign sun kisses your skin, you won’t care much for anything other than enjoying yourself with your mates.
If you are the unfortunate one that happens to be stuck at home worrying about your partner, there are many ways you can deal with the worry and stress that may arise. Here are just a few examples of ways you can take your mind off things:
- Go and visit some friends. (Try and meet up with old friends so you have more to talk about)
- Hit the clubs with your own friends.
- Spoil yourself with some retail therapy.
- Lose yourself in a nice long book. (If you don’t have many books, that’s a great reason to go shopping!
- Set yourself a creative project, and put your all into it.
Those are just a few examples of how you can cope with being away from your loved one whilst they are having the time of their life. If they are yet to go away, and it is still in the planning stages, why not go on a party holiday of your own at the same time, and take all your own friends. That way everyone’s happy!
By now you know the drill as well as I do. Every morning I wake up ticking off the same checklist I have been doing since as long as I can remember. Whether it be giving the kids their breakfast and running them to school or working my 9 to 5 job, the normality of life can leave you feeling like the chips are down. To cash in on life, there is no safer bet than gambling on a trip to Las Vegas.
Sure there are great holiday destinations stateside like New York, but where the Big Apple is a PG film that all the family can enjoy, Vegas holds a certificate 18. Regardless of your background, Las Vegas is a neon wrecking ball that smashes through the darkest sections of day to day life. A place so bright it will dilate your pupils and leave you wanting more. You start your holiday fresh faced and ready for action, only to return a shadow of your former self. The experience sends you on a high just like a drug, only without the consequence. After all ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’.
“Las Vegas is a different world”
One thing is for sure, Las Vegas is a different world. You’ll find it hard to determine the difference between reality and fantasy. Just like Christopher Nolan’s Inception, it will mess with your mind. But there is one thing that Vegas shares with the rest of the world. The global recession means that a trip there has become more affordable. There are some fantastic Las Vegas Vacation Packages that will see you stay in some of the best hotels in the world. Believe me when I say, Vegas Hotels are the best in world. Anything that you need or want is available in the most lavish style possible.
During my time in Vegas, I stayed at the Palms Place, which was just off the strip but was regarded as one of the top party hotels there. By no means did it disappoint. The room we stayed in offered more value that I could have ever imagined, with a full view of the strip and stylish décor. It’s hard not to get excited over a bath tub that looks directly across the strip up when you’re up on the 64th floor. But as you get drunk on the Vegas experience, the extravagance starts to become second nature. You’ll visit Mandalay Bay and watch sharks swim around an aquarium that holds 2 million gallons of water and think; ‘Well that’s just Vegas’. You’ll visit the Venetian and see people rowing around in gondolas across a network of man-made rivers thinking it’s a perfect means of transport. After all, it is one of the biggest hotels in the state.
There are no words to explain how big this city is. The experience is invaluable. It’s an adult’s only playground where the rides and attractions are indescribable. Although I struggle to write the words that convey magic of Vegas, there are some things I suggest that you do when you visit.
Your first port of call is to visit all the hotels down the strip. With each one structurally trying to outdo the other, it’s amazing to see who each one differs. Don’t let the popular misconception of Vegas hotels put you off. You don’t have to gamble or be a high roller to enjoy what the hotels have to offer. Some offer fantastic shopping experiences like Le Boulevard at the Paris and others provide the perfect venue to host shows like the MGM.
There is a whole variety of shows that are available to see, even through the off season. Modern classics like the Circus le Soleil and the Blue Men are a must see. If you are lucky enough to be out there whilst a major sporting event is taking place, don’t miss it. Even if you are not a sporting fan, the atmosphere alone will provide a great night out.
Even though the bright lights of the city will keep you entertained like a moth to a flame, if you visit Vegas, you must go and see the Grand Canyon. The grandeur and sheer enormity of it is hard to take in. A helicopter will fly you over the landscape and even land you in the middle of it all for some lunch. There is also a fantastic observation deck to take in the natural beauty.
The irony is that for a place famous for its gambling, there really is no smaller risk that you take when booking a holiday destination. Viva Las Vegas!