Friday, 11 October 2013

A Few Great Ideas for Getting Off your Beaten Track

Looking to do something a bit different from your normal holiday? The concept of ‘off beaten track’ is a bit different for everyone. We all have our favorite places to go but sometimes when wanderlust hits, its time to explore new territories. Thankfully there are simple ways to test your own personal limits and do something interesting. Some of them might even be easier than you think!

Go Local
If you’re short on time or your budget is limited, why not do something new and different close to home? Chances are there are exciting things to do close to home. Pretend you’re a tourist and see your local attractions in a whole new light. There might be a mountain to climb or a famous landmark you've never even been to.

Get Outside your Comfort Zone
While we’re on the subject, getting off the beaten track could be as simple as doing something you’ve never done before. If you've never been hiking, climb that mountain we mentioned. Or, take a car trip across the country (if you live in a small one), stopping along the way to see the sights. Go skiing, go to the opera for the first time or visit a hot Cuban dance club. It’s all about trying new things.

Take to the Water
It’s not something we think about every day, but everyone should feel what it’s like to spend a few days (or a week!) on a boat. This is a way to literally expand your horizons! The easiest way would be to try canal boating for a slow relaxing holiday with family or friends. Or, join a sailing crew on a bare boat charter. From luxury crewed charters to rigorous sailing expeditions, if there’s an ocean near you, you can experience sailing first hand.

Be a Tourist in your Own City
Sometimes we become so used to our surroundings that we forget the wonder that tourists experience when seeing the place for the first time. Why not rent a hotel room with a view of the city and go out to dinner and the theater? You can also take a walking tour of the city’s landmarks, or do something fun like an organised pub crawl or gourmet tour.

Keep life fresh and interesting by doing new things- get off your own beaten track and create new memories!

    Author Bio : Sonia Moran is an avid traveler, adventurer and explorer. She enjoys setting off to destinations both near and far. In her professional life she is a business consultant and freelance writers for travel companies such as Chapman Bags and LateSail

1 comment:

  1. Something different. Like to be out on a holiday as such.