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How To Do Holidays With A Difference

Published On January 25, 2017 | By Staff Writer | Travel Planning
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Are you bored by traditional beach holidays? Sun-worshiping and enjoying the local food and drink is all very well, but what if you want something a little different? If you’d like to be an active participant in your break, there are lots of ways to make it an experience that you’ll never forget. Here is how to make sure that you’re doing something out of the ordinary this summer…

Gastronomic delights

Immerse yourself in gourmet cuisine in France or pasta heaven in Italy by going on a cooking holiday. Learn to cook like a native and sample delicious local specialities against a beautiful backdrop, with people who are as passionate about good food as you are. This is a holiday that will extend far beyond the duration of your trip, as you’ll be able to treat friends and family to your newly learned expertise long after your tan has faded.

Get your zen on

If you’re desperate to escape the rat race, and shed the shackles of busy twenty first century life, consider a break in a remote setting in which you can learn meditation or yoga. You’ll learn how to switch off and de-stress without any distractions, and you will return from your break feeling properly restored and rejuvenated.

Under the sea

Have you always had a yearning to explore the depths of the ocean? A diving holiday could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Many of these kinds of breaks include the option of being part of travel groups for singles– so if you’re heading off for a solo exploration of the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll be able to enjoy the camaraderie of mixing with similarly adventurous types.

Road trip

A road trip is a great way to explore as many places as possible within the confines of the time you have off work. Head to the United States and hire a car to explore America the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed. Make like you’re in the movies with a drive along the world famous Route 66, and don’t miss the hills of Hollywood and the Grand Canyon – this really can be the trip you’ve always dreamed about. If you’re stopping off in Vegas for some glittering thrills, have a look at this piece about the best pools to enjoy while you’re there.

Dig it

If you’re really keen on learning about the past, try an archaeology holiday in Greece or Rome. You’ll learn all about ancient civilisations while potentially uncovering some fascinating nuggets of the past. There are lots of travel providers that offer breaks that are specifically designed to cater for history buffs, so do your research to find out where you can discover much more than you ever expected.

Taking a vacation with a difference can help to expand your horizons, learn about different cultures, and gain new skills. With so many alternative options available, there’s no excuse to opt for the same boring beach holiday year after year. What are you waiting for? Start planning today!

 

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