As the world begins to open up again and recover from the hiatus caused by the pandemic, millions of people are preemptively packing their bags and planning their next travel adventure. But wherever they may be planning to go, chances are they won’t be fully taking advantage of their new destination…
Despite the willingness and excitement that surrounds adventure travel, so many people often miss some of the little “gems” that a new country, city, town or village can provide. If you love adventure travel, we’re here to make sure you don’t fall into this trap.
At Whereabouts Holidays we pride ourselves on offering some of the very best deals on adventure holiday travel, to some of the top locations for adventurers in Europe, to help you not just getaway for a while but also maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.
With this in mind, here are five ways to make the most of adventure travel:
Ask fellow adventurers for advice
The internet is a great place to find all the necessary info about what there is to do, see and experience at your chosen location, and at Whereabouts Holidays we can certainly give you plenty of things to do to keep you interested and entertained on your travels. But this alone doesn’t always tell the whole story.
One of the best ways to truly get to grips with a location, even before you jet off, is by discussing it with other people who’ve actually been there and lived it.
Fellow adventurers, and more experienced adventurers, can be a treasure trove of useful information which you can use to help you decide what to do, where to go, what to eat and more while you’re on your next adventure getaway.
Don’t just stick to tourism guides
Anybody with any sense will always put in some pretty significant research before the’re next adventure holiday, otherwise they may end up missing out on some pretty exceptional highlights! But while things like tourism guides are helpful, you shouldn’t limit yourself to using these as your “travel bibles” alone.
There are plenty of places and resources you can use to find some great places and experiences that you might not find in travel guides. The internet being our prime option in the digital age.
Social media groups, forums and some websites are perfect for finding those few hidden gems we talked about earlier, ones that aren’t always advertised by tourist boards or in promotional material. So, before you go, be sure to put in some solid research time. But be sure to broaden your research horizons a bit.
Speak to local people
We can spend all day listening to somebody tell us how amazing a location or a country is - if they’ve actually been there themselves they will be in a much better position than most to comment on it - but nobody knows a place better than the actual people who live there.
Speaking to local people and making new acquaintances while on your adventure is an ideal way of getting firmly to grips with a location as well as finding out about any must-see sights and sounds you might not have picked up in your initial research. They’ve lived there a heck of a long time, so they’re sure to know all the exciting go-to places you won’t be familiar with, right?
Plus, getting to know local people can be a great way of getting to know a country and a culture better, too. It’s a great way to fully immerse yourself in your travels.
Mix-up your travel methods
When it comes to adventure holidays many people opt for the traditional walking holiday as an overall means of transportation. And while walking has a ton of benefits as your main way of getting around (countless health benefits, taking time to admire the scenery etc) it’s not the only way to move from A to B on your next adventure holiday.
If the option is available to you, why not break things up and add a spot of cycling to your travels? Or how about jumping in a kayak or river raft and heading a few miles upstream? Or how about jumping on your very own fat bike and ploughing your way through fields of nothing but powdered white snow?
All of these methods of travel and more can give you so many different ways to view the world around you. So on your next adventure, why not consider mixing up your travel methods or trying something new entirely? A new perspective can be priceless.
While many people enjoy simply soaking up their new location, many people don’t feel like they’re truly making the most of their adventure unless they document it!
Taking stunning photographs or recording snippets of video is perfect for capturing those special moments you experience on your journey and also gives you a creative outlet to enjoy while you’re abroad.
Or, if you want to get extra creative, why not plan out all the places you want to capture sensational photography and video in advance, to give yourself the best chance when it comes to editing later? Heck, photography and video has become one of the main reasons people love travelling anyway, so why not get on board?
At Whereabouts Holidays we have plenty of incredible locations in Europe for you to discover and capture on your next adventure holiday.
To take a look at what we have to offer, visit our adventure holiday listings here and get to planning your next big adventure with Whereabouts!