We’re in the midst of summer now and many of us are beginning to plan what we want to spend our free time doing. Whether that’s a weekend, a period of annual leave or any other free time, chances are, you want to do something memorable. Many of us have spent the majority of the past few years cooped up indoors as a direct result of the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic and are looking to make up for lost time with some exciting activities now. Of course, there are the usual options. Beach holidays. City breaks. And these are still viable options that you can really look forward. But if you’ve been encouraged to step outside of your usual routine or comfort zone and try something new, here are a few suggestions that could tick your boxes!
Ever tried surfing? The vast majority of us haven’t. Surfing not only requires proximity to the sea, but also surfwear, equipment and professional guidance that can teach you have to get prepped, up on the board and catching some waves. It’s not all too surprising that it’s a little intimidating and many people back out before they’ve even really given it a try. But a good way to ease yourself into trying out surfing is in a specialist and dedicated environment. Look into Aqua Surf School, where you can get the professional guidance you need to have real confidence in this new skillset.
Fond of animals and wildlife? It’s not all too often you get to encounter many species without them being confined to zoos and other entertainment venues where they don’t get to lead out their natural lives and may not receive the best treatment possible. A good way to encounter these animals without interfering with their wellbeing in the wrong way is to volunteer at rescue sanctuaries and other facilities where they are cared for and properly rehabilitated into the wild. These are located around the world and are relatively accessible. Most will accept volunteering placements in exchange for a sum of money that goes towards the rescue of many species.
Wonders of the World
There are seven wonders of the world, scattered across different continents, and for many people, they become key features on travel bucket lists. Could they feature on yours too? The seven wonders of the world include the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China in China, the Taj Mahal in India, Petra in Jordan, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Machu Picchu in Peru and Chichen Itza in Mexico. Each has its own history, major cultural value and is worth adding to your list. Consider booking an audioguide or an in person tour guide to get the most from these experiences, as they’ll be able to provide you with the history of the wonder, as well as plenty of in-depth knowledge and trivia.
These are just a few starting blocks to use as inspiration and springboards for your summer plans. Hopefully, at least one will spark your imagination and get you planning some memorable times!