Travel Activities to Enhance Your Holidays

Summer holidays are just around the corner and many of us are looking forward to a well-earned break.

Whether you’re planning an exotic adventure or you’re staying closer to home and skipping the airport queues, it’s a great idea to plan an itinerary in advance. Including travel activities and excursions can enhance your holidays and help you create long-lasting memories. If you’re planning your next trip, here are some ideas to consider.

Cultural attractions

Wherever you are in the world, you’re never too far from a cultural gem. From museums and art galleries to famous landmarks, religious buildings and venues that host music, art, film or sports events, it’s a brilliant idea to research the area. Read guidebooks, get tips from other travellers and locals and focus on attractions that match your interests. Check reviews and use the Internet to get information about opening times and booking tickets. If you’re going on a city break, it’s wise to make sure the locations you want to visit are open before you turn up hoping to get in. Some museums are closed on Mondays, for example. You may also need to book time slots or wear specific clothing.

Cooking classes

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Sampling local food is one of the greatest pleasures when you go on holiday. Whether you’re staying by the sea on a staycation, you’re spending time in a bustling city or you’re jetting off to far-flung destinations, trying local dishes is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the culture. As well as eating different foods and trying new ingredients in hotels and restaurants and exploring markets and stalls, you can also take advantage of cooking classes. From Indian cooking classes and Thai cooking lessons to pasta masterclasses and lessons in preparing the perfect paella or seafood stew, it’s possible to broaden your culinary horizons, develop new skills and take a taste of your holiday home with you. 

Outdoor adventures

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If you’re always up for a challenge, you love the great outdoors or you’re a thrill-seeker, there are some incredible excursions and activities on offer. Popular locations for outdoor adventurers include New Zealand, Canada, the US, Australia, UK national parks, Switzerland, Austria, Iceland and South Africa. When you’re choosing locations or planning your itinerary, research tour agencies, look at day trips and tours and check entry requirements for national parks and beauty spots. You can often freestyle and organise your own itinerary, but you may want to get involved with group or private tours. Examples of activities range from sea kayaking, caving and rock climbing to water sports, hiking, mountain biking and trekking on volcanoes and glaciers. If you read about places you want to visit or come across tours that look amazing, read reviews and always book with reputable operators.

Holiday season is fast approaching. If you’re planning a break this summer, why not include some travel activities and excursions to make the most of your time? No matter how far you’re travelling, you can add trips, tours and activities to make your holiday more fun and memorable. Indulge a love of art, music, sport or history, learn how to cook delicious local dishes or get your pulse racing with adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities.

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