How to Turn a Holiday into an Adventure
You’ve chosen the destination, booked the travel and accommodation. You might have treated yourself to holiday clothes, bought the suncream and the sunglasses. A neighbour’s feeding the cat, taking in the post and looking after the garden.
So, you arrive at your accommodation and once you’re over the airport, flights and all that not-so-fun part of the trip, you recover with a well-deserved drink on the balcony.
Now, some people are perfectly happy to spend every day relaxing around the pool and enjoying the local cuisine, maybe doing a little sight-seeing too. But think again – you could have got more from your holiday
Getting to know the real heart and soul of the place you’re visiting can be richly rewarding, surprising and mind-expanding, and one way to do this (at the cost of around £25) is to get hold of a good, detailed map and a guidebook.
A day or two adventuring on foot as a change from snoozing on the beach will add new dimensions to your time away, while helping you to keep fit and
justify eating those tempting holiday meals and treats. Walking in areas away from the tourist strips (oddly samey in many parts of the world) will give you an authentic view of the place, while enjoying wildlife, countryside and non-touristy villages and towns.
Trips on local bus services are usually cheap and an adventure in their own right, as well as providing access to and from some walking routes.
For some inspiring ideas about destinations which offer a great holiday plus the opportunity to turn your visit into an adventure, take a look here.