When you think of a vacation, maybe your mind wanders to the beach, sun and relaxation. These are all well and good, but if you are looking for a different way to spend your well-earned free time and to expand your horizons, then you’re looking beyond your average golden sand beach and you’re out for adventure!
Here are three types of vacations that will take you well away from the lands of sun loungers and swimming pools.
1. Ski Vacations
You couldn’t get further apart from a sun-filled holiday if you go skiing. If you’re longing for a view of a snowy mountain and the adrenaline of sailing all the way down the peak on your skis, then taking a break to a ski lodge or resort should be on the agenda for you. Once you’ve taken in the gorgeous views of snow-topped mountains, fir trees, and winter wildlife, you can go back to your log cabin and warm up by the fire. A great mixture of fun-filled activity and much need relaxation time all round!
2. Fitness Retreats
If you are passionate about fitness and staying in shape and you don’t want to sacrifice your lifestyle when you go on vacation, then a fitness retreat abroad is exactly what you need.
Take a luxurious break, and know that you are doing well for your body as well as your state of mind. Usually when you go on a vacation, you’ll find that you’ve treated yourself just a little too much and all your hard work to keep in shape back home has gone somewhat down the drain, but on a retreat like this you can enjoy breathtaking views all while nourishing your body, so that you can come home just as healthy, if not more, than when you left it.
Now, you may be thinking, why would I stay close to home if I want to go on a vacation? That’s a valid point, but, if you stay closer to home, you can the places around it in a way you’ve never seen them before. This doesn’t have to replace your annual vacation; it can be one or two smaller trips throughout the year to somewhere fairly local. There are probably numerous tourist attractions nearby that you’ve never even taken notice of.
You can learn to appreciate your home and the surrounding area with a new perspective; if you love your home, you can make it feel like you are always on a vacation.
Taking a break every once in a while is important to make sure you don’t burn yourself out, and you want to make sure you don’t get bored of your vacations. You’ll always have your favorite vacation spots, but it’s always nice and refreshing to try out new places as well! Whether you like to vacation hot or cold, there is a location out there just for you.