Travel has taken on a whole new meaning lately, and it only continues to change. What does this mean? It means that in today’s day and age, there are so many more ways to explore this incredible world, it gives the traveler so many more options to really “see it all.”

For example, where you once had to rely on a travel agent to get you from point A to point B (and then possibly points C, D, and E.) Now, you can book an entire trip – from flight to car to hotel to city – with one click. Websites who once only offered one thing, now offer entire packages, without the added cost of a travel agent.

Second, group travel has become way more popular. People are now more open to this nomad-way of traveling and it’s primary benefit is saving money. Renting a house for 7 people can usually be cheaper than a hotel for two. Renting a van to transport you around is more affordable than a standard car. Hostels are more appealing to larger groups because typically it allows the entire group to sleep in one room together, without breaking the bank.

On the contrary, single travel has also become so much more popular. Thanks to popular books and movies like, Eat, Pray, Love, more and more people are opting to book a trip sans anyone else and have just as much fun. While this option can sometimes be a little more expensive, there are cheaper alternatives to help keep costs down. You can find accommodations using online coupon sites like Groupon for things like hotels, cars, and even entire travel packages. They even offer discounts on popular names like Hilton and other big-shot brands.

Lastly, expectations have dimmed down as well. Today, people are happier to just see a new place and don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune on seeing everything, just what they believe to be important. If you ask me, it makes traveling a lot less stressful and a lot more memorable.

If you have die-hard football fans in the family, they might prefer to watch or play football or even place bets when on a vacation just for the thrill of it. There are several destinations in the world that offer football-centric vacations. Read on to know about some of these places:

1.Hilton at St. George’s Park – St. George’s Park is where the national football team of England trains. When the players are here, they stay at the Hilton hotel. It can be exciting for football fans to stay here and watch their favorite players practice. The two great things are that if there is a football match you can place bets right in the stadium during the game and also you can drop off your kids there while you watch the match. Alternatively you can find the best betting sites in the UK online and wager there.

2.Verdura Resort, Sicily – Situated on the Sicilian Coast, this is where the German national team trained prior to the 2010 world cup. Kids from five to sixteen years can have a great time participating in the Juventus FC training camp at the football pitch of the resort.

3.Forte Village, Sardinia – The Chelsea football club soccer school is located here. There are a range of courses for children between four and fourteen, which they can apply for while staying at the resort.

4.Amari Buriram United, Thailand – It is the lone football-themed hotel in Thailand. Located close the home stadium of the national football team, the hotel is modeled along the lines of a sports stadium.

5.First Choice Holiday Villages – Children staying at the resort can look to enroll themselves in a range of courses at the international football academy. The sessions are conducted by UEFA or FA qualified coaches and are open to kids from the age of five to sixteen.

6.Hotel Football, England – The hotel has a football pitch on its roof. It is close to Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium and is owned by former Manchester United football players Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs.

7.La Manga, Spain – The resort is home to a football academy that offers courses to children between the age of three and eighteen years. The football center here has eight grass pitches and has been used by Spanish and English national teams as well as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea to train.

For children who love football, these great destinations can prove to be fun and enjoyable for them.