“The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing’.”
~Daniel J. Boorstin
There are several ways and reasons to travel, and active traveling is one of the best. Active traveling is one that is becoming more popular and is different from conventional Adventure travel. The benefits are numerous; from the feeling of accomplishment to the health benefits involved. Confused about what trip to take next summer? Don’t think twice. Active travel it is!
Some active travel ideas are explained below.
Walking and Hiking trips
Immerse yourself in a place while walking or hiking and set your pace on several types of road. You can go through the doorways to look at secret courtyards or stop to admire a tropical flower. With this type of trip, you get to appreciate every detail of your destination, and it is more fun.
The exciting thing about biking trips is the joy of exploring under your power. You can travel through several landscapes and still feel present in a place. Oh! The pure exhilaration you feel when you go biking. So, experience the total immersion of exploring on a bicycle either on your own, with friends, or with fellow cyclers. Did you know that many river cruise ships keep bicycles on board for passengers to ride while onshore?
Experience the best of both worlds, and mix fun activities like walking, biking with other adventures — land, snow, or sea. You can also discover the diversity of a place by relating with all its riches from moving from one adventure to another. There are so many options worldwide! Another activity — horseback riding!
Active Culinary Adventures
This is exciting news for food lovers. You get to visit cities and take cooking classes, market visits, tastings, and farm tours. This allows you to experience the rich culture of a region through food. Hiking, biking, and yoga are just a few of the activities that can be added to a culinary adventure.
River and Ocean Cruise
Set sail and discover great rivers around the world while stopping at several spots to experience the region. It is relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable because you enjoy the ever-changing scenery along different waterway banks. Most cruises include yoga and fitness classes, as well as walking paths onboard.
Snow Adventure/Polar Region
Who says you cannot enjoy the snow during summer? Visiting the Antarctic or Arctic will remind you of a winter wonderland. You can explore the city by snowshoeing, dogsledding, and there is also wildlife spotting. Sounds heavenly to me!
Wildlife safaris are becoming more popular. This experience is an active one. You can indulge in luxury camps with great food while sighting animals in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. At some point during the trip, you’d be required to walk and have one-on-one contact with the animals. A trip to the Safari is top on most people’s bucket list, including mine. Is it on yours?
Wellness Travel/Fitness Resorts
This is dedicated entirely to working out and being fit. There are several types of activities like stationary cycling, aerobics, Pilates, cardio-boxing, yoga, strength training, and so on. Outdoor activities such as hiking are also included in eating healthy food throughout your stay so you get to have fun while keeping fit. Let’s not forget ski chalets, as well…
Now that you know all about the perks of active traveling, call (405) 310–7588 to plan any active travel of your choice next summer.
TRAVELING WITH A GROUP CAN BE REWARDING
Vacations present the perfect opportunity to take a break from your hectic schedule and embark on exciting adventures abroad. Can you think of a better way to enjoy a holiday than to spend it with your friends and family? Do you want your next vacation to be that memorable? Why not experience the trip of a lifetime with your family and friends and strengthen the bonds you share?