Any type of travel is good. It’s just always fun to pack a bag and set off for an adventure in a new land. However, it is true that some trips can begin to feel a little “samey.” If you’ve got into the habit of boarding a cheap flight to a European city, then you’ll know what we mean. They’re fun trips, sure, but they only offer a fraction of the adventure that the world can provide! So why not look at mixing things up a little? In this blog, we’ll take a look at four alternative travel adventures for you to consider.
The No Plane Rule
We’ve gotten so used to boarding planes that we often forget that for the vast majority of human history, people were travelling via other means. It is the fastest option, of course, but why prioritise speed? Plus, it’s arguably the most boring option. For the majority of the journey, you’re just staring at a blue sky (and that’s if you’re lucky, aisle seats just see other people). Travelling by boat, train, or car can be much more fun! So why don’t you pick a destination, and then see how you can get there without checking into a flight? It’ll be an adventure.
Into the Outdoors
It is easier just to fly into a city, sure, but is it necessarily better? We don’t think so. Some of the best trips you can have involve going out into the great outdoors. So the next time you’re planning a trip, take a look at going away from urban areas. You’ll find that there’s much to love from spending a week walking in the mountains, and staying in beautiful, remote cabins? This approach is especially recommended if you’ve been feeling the strain of modern life recently (and who hasn’t?): spending some time far away from civilization will be just the kind of pleasant reset button that you need.
For a Good Cause
Travelling isn’t just about having a good time. It should be good for other people, too. Often we can do this by being respectful of the place that we’re in, and by showing an interest in the culture of the local people. But there are other ways to do it, too. For example, you could use your travelling trip as a way to raise money for a good cause. The best charity bike rides will take you through some beautiful terrain, which will make them enjoyable, and you’ll be able to raise plenty of money too. It’s an arrangement where everyone benefits.
In the Footsteps of Heroes
If you’re a popular culture fan, then why not use your travel adventures as a way to follow in the footsteps of your heroes? You could take a Spaghetti Western tour through the south of Spain, for instance, or explore Hemingway’s Paris. This approach is recommended because it can provide an anchor for your trip, and gives it a little focus. Plus, it can just be kinda cool!