Many of us love to save our hard-earned pennies for a well-deserved holiday at the end of each year. A really great holiday allows us to get away from the rat race for a while, relax, and recharge our batteries. The best holidays allow us to de-stress and even come up with great new ideas. The problem is that many people simply end up doing the same old thing year after year, and ending up at the same old holiday destinations because it is easier to do so.
Don’t Settle for a Mediocre Holiday This Year
The really good news is that a holiday doesn’t have to be at the same old place. In fact, walking holidays in overseas locations have become extremely popular in recent years. For example, many agents now specialise in Spanish walking holidays, so that booking one and organising one is easy and convenient.
For anyone who has never experienced a walking holiday before, the real question is what benefits do they provide? Consider the following benefits of a walking holiday:
- Exercise: First and foremost, a walking ho0liday is a great way to exercise. This may not actually sound like a holiday to some people who are more accustomed to sitting back on a cruise ship and having everything served to them by others, but walking around a foreign country provides the sort of exercise that can stimulate both the body and the mind.
- Immersion: There is perhaps no better way to experience a country or a region than to walk through it. Feeling the breeze through one’s hair; the sun on one’s neck; the smells of an open air market; and the sounds of farmers in the field all contributes to a singularly awesome experience. A walking holiday allows a person to fully immerse themselves in the culture of another country, experiencing everything from mountain trails to beaches.
- Tailored: It would be a mistake to assume that all walking holidays are the same. In fact, each one can be tailored to suit an individual or family, taking into account fitness levels, as well as other needs. This means that a walking holiday can be tailored to those who want to challenge themselves physically on mountain trails, as well as those who would just prefer light walking through history townships and other areas of interest.
Also Great for the Photographer
If you have ever wanted to really experience the culture of another country, what better way than to walk through some of the most interesting and historic areas? For the photographer, there is an added bonus. Walking through mountains, beaches, towns, and vineyards allows the best possible view of the world through the lens!