Everyone travels for different reasons. Some people simply travel to travel. Others have destination specific travel or base their plans around various events or activities.
Here’s a few ideas to spice up your travel plans or inspire you to pencil some alternative things into your existing route…
Without a doubt surf travel is what I do best! In fact warm water waves are the main focus of pretty much all my travel plans – everything else is built around it and always comes second! You don’t have to be an experienced surfer to head out on a surf holiday though, around the world there are literally thousands of surf camps designed to give you a solid taste of culture, sun and fun alongside teaching you to surf.
Companies like Errant Surf offer a heap of so called ‘Surfari’ packages – in fact I used them in Morocco and they come highly recommended.
Food is one of the things that for me personally make me feel on holiday. Eating crazy food in crazy places always results in some great stories and photos – deep fried grasshopper anyone!? It’s easy to make this the focus of your trip too – from an all out cooking holiday designed to travel and sample local produce through to a single days cookery lesson in the heart of Bangkok, either wy it’s sure to get your tastebuds going!
There’s nothing better than returning from holiday with a whole load of beautiful images on your memory card – so why not improve your photography along the way? Many companies now offer some great photography courses to help you tune your skills and discover the world through a lens. The best thing about it is you can tie it into a theme of your choice – from animals to people…
Learning a language is a difficult but rewarding task – but why sit in a cold english classroom and learn in when you can immerse yourself by studying it abroad?! That’s exactly what I’ve been attempting to do over the last few month at Montanita Spanish School in Ecuador. Being able to put your skills to the test with the locals after class is a great challenge and really ups your learning pace. So whether it’s Spanish, French or even Thai it’s a great way to study and explore.
For those looking for a slightly slower pace of life there’s always the realm of the golfing holiday. Dotted across the globe are countless golf courses for all budgets and tastes – with breathtaking scenery and a variety of skill levels to suite. Take your pick from the South Carolina sun at Myrtle Beach golf course through to red sands of Cobber Peddy in Oz!
Doing my PADI dive course in Australia was one of the most amazing experience I’ve had on the road – and it’s a brilliant way to spend your travel dollar. It doesn’t have to burn a huge hole in your budget though – places like DJL Diving in Koh Tao, Thailand are great value for money and theres heaps of culture mixed in too. Or if you have a bit more to spend you could always head to the Maldives….!