Fancy getting seriously Far Flung? After a year slogging behind a desk 9-5 anyone might be forgiven the desire to let it all hang out on an adventure and exploration holiday. Adrenaline is free all over the globe. Your air fare won’t be free, but with a little judicious research and planning you can find great deals all over the world to satisfy any adrenaline junky’s wildest dreams.
So what’s available? You might fancy abseiling Table Mountain, in Cape Town, South Africa or heli-rafting in Queenstown. How about Sky Diving on the Gold Coast or Base jumping the Perrine Bridge in the ISA? Hit the trail diving and mountain biking in Vietnam, swim with humpback whales in Tonga or go on an expedition to watch Saami reindeer migrate in Norway. The choice is yours.
If you want to take the family along and the budget won’t stretch to trekking in the Gokyo region of Northeast Nepal, try Wales. You can book into a fantastic so-called “Eco-Lodge” and spend days adventuring. Try the Sea-Kayaking and the kite boarding and on days’ off walk through bluebell woods and paddle in rock pools. It’s all there for the taking whatever age, whatever your fitness and wherever you want to find adventure!
Before you say “No, you’re alright – I’ll just stay here on this lounger with my mag!” consider this: an adventure or exploration holiday can offer you more than the same view from the same beach each day. You’ll avoid those tacky souvenirs, get fit and feel a real sense of achievement and fulfilment.