There is something for everyone when it comes to travel, whether you are the type of person who likes city breaks, going on safari or tasting wine in Mediterranean vineyards.
However, if you're British, the chances are you'll like sailing off for a good old-fashioned bucket and spade beach break best.
A survey carried out by Which? magazine asked thousands of holidaymakers which type of trip they went on during the summer in the past two years.
It was discovered that beach and seaside holidays accounted for 34 per cent of trips in 2011 and 2010, suggesting we just can't get enough of padding in the sea and feeling the sand between our toes.
The magazine also found that we are creatures of habit when it comes to making bookings, with almost half of the respondents using companies they had dealt with in the past again the next time they went away.
It comes after psychologists from the universities of Exeter and Plymouth recently revealed that people who visit coastal locations during their leisure time reported the greatest increase in positive feelings upon their return - presumably that's before the back-to-work blues kick in, though.
Of course, we have plenty of coastline here in Britain, so this could mean you don't have to go aboard to experience a post-holiday lift in mood.
Indeed, if this week's weather continues, you could have a great time and get just as good a suntan after taking ferries from Lymington to Yarmouth
as you could jetting off to the Med!
Don't forget to take precautions in case your break is particularly sunny though - Specsavers told the Irish Independent that people often forget their eyes when they go on holiday.
Even in this country, the glare off water and shiny surfaces can damage your corneas, so pack some polarised sunglasses in your suitcase to prevent this.
Posted by Andrew Smith