Mountains or the seaside – which one to choose?

If you ever organized a family vacation, then you know that every time the same question arises – should you go to the mountains or the seaside? The ideal option would be to choose both places.

However, not everyone has the time or money to do it, which means that they have to choose. To help them, here are some of the pros and cons of both.

explore, travel, mountains or the seaside – which one to choose?

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The seaside – pros

  • It’s perfect for relaxing, as you can lay on the beach the whole day and get a tan in a healthy way.
  • There are many activities that you can try, like a jet ski.
  • The seaside is usually full of parties at the beach, nightclubs, and pubs; there are also many nice restaurants so you won’t be bored during the evening.
  • There are many foods that you can find only at the seaside

The seaside – cons

  • It can get pretty crowded, especially during the summer – there is also a lot of screaming children who are running around
  • Leaving things behind, like a wallet or a phone, is not the best option as often they get stolen if there’s no one to look after them
  • It can be pricey, especially during the season

The mountains – pros

  • The fresh air, nature and the view of the mountains
  • Active way of spending your holiday – after all, hiking is a great exercise
  • Tends to be quieter than the seaside
  • Plenty of things to do in the evening – places where you can eat, have a drink or take part in a karaoke

The mountains – cons

  • Snakes, bears, etc. – if you go on a patch that is not marked, don’t be surprised if you accidentally step on a snake or hear a bear roar somewhere in the distance
  • It’s easy to get blisters and other minor injuries – all it takes is tripping on a stone, getting scratched by a tree or going hiking for the whole day
  • There’s a bigger chance that you get bitten by a mosquito or some other insect

No matter where you decide to go, you need to be prepared. Depending on what type of transport you will choose to take, you will pack differently. If you decide to take a motorhome, you should check over here. This infographic will help you in being prepared for anything on your vacation. Bon Voyage!

explore, travel, mountains or the seaside – which one to choose?