Look For More Than Just The Beach On Your Next Vacation

Why not investigate tailor made holidays arrangements next time you’re vacationing abroad? Instead of going on ordinary and predictable package holidays with excursions that just show you a few points of interest around the town where your hotel is located how about a little bit of adventure?

Everyone’s been on luxury holidays where we intended to get out into the mountains, into the forests and plains, to the historic old town and the museums and galleries and then just ended up spending ten nights drunk and ten days hungover, sprawled out on a sunlounger on the beach. Well, we all did that when we were much younger anyway.

These days, if I want to work on a tan while also being drunk there’s an all day tanning salon opposite at least two rowdy pubs not ten minutes drive from me so I have the covered now. When I go abroad now I want to learn, to discover and possibly have a little bit of an adventure. I’m more inclined to be interested in the history and culture of a destination these days than how cheap the beer is and how expensive the clubs are.

So I was looking into some holiday companies, ones that offer tours like the Japanese blossom tour and sightseeing tailor made cruises South America. I realised there are tours that can take you anywhere you can imagine. Restricting yourself to one individual town for the whole holiday is kinda daft when you think about it. Like a student taking their year out I realised that the final destination isn’t the point of the trip, it’s the journey.

Zen? perhaps, but what’s the point of going somewhere if you don’t enjoy the voyage?You find yourself sleeping in accommodation that could have been made on a production line then fly home again browner, poorer and in no other way fulfilled.

I used to enjoy that kind of holiday but now I’m older, wiser, less fit and I don’t look so good in Speedos any more! So now I’ll take a nice quiet jaunt to the wine growing regions of France, buy a few litres on the way out and rip into them when we get back to the hotel. I may be getting on but I’m on holiday after all!

These vacations might end up being a bit more pricey than ten days in Benidorm but the relaxation, the ambiance and the experience certainly make it worth while.

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