Tired of your travel adventures involving little more than booking flights to all those world-famous destinations? OK, if you’re anything like us, then you’re probably not that bored of taking that approach to travel. However, it’s fun to mix things up every now and again, especially when there are so many different ways to explore the planet.
If you’re looking for a fresh way to discover the world and all it has to offer, then check out the three alternative travel ideas we outline below.
Follow Fictional Tales
It’s normally when we’re sitting on the couch watching Netflix that we decide it’s time for some adventure in our lives, and that’s because so many shows take place in such beautiful destinations. So, why not use your favourite shows and movies as a basis for your next trip? It’s hard to feel drawn to Paris after watching Emily in Paris, or Thailand after watching the third season of The White Lotus. You’ve seen it on the screen; now’s the time to see it first-hand and live your own main character moment.
Attend a Sporting Event
Looking for a fun-filled adventure that also offers a fair amount of adrenaline and excitement? Then consider attending one of the world’s major sporting events. The Super Bowl, World Cup, and Wimbledon are just three of the leading sporting competitions that everyone should have on their travel bucket list. If you’re after something a bit more casual yet still hugely memorable, then you can look at attending The Kentucky Derby or The Grand National — they’re two of the biggest horse racing events on the planet, offering the perfect balance between sporting prowess and social fun. Grab your friends, pack your best outfit, and enjoy a few days of world-class racing in a uniquely fun environment.
Prefer music over sports? Then consider attending a music festival. There’s no shortage of events to choose from, so really, whatever type of music you enjoy, you can have confidence that there’ll be a festival taking place somewhere on the planet. If you’re simply looking for an awesome experience, then take a look at the world’s biggest music festivals, such as Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, or Burning Man. There are also plenty of smaller — yet just as good — festivals taking place in stunning locations around Europe, such as Bulgaria’s Butik Festival or Albania’s Kala Festival. The perfect getaway for adventurers looking for sun, good vibes, and plenty of lifelong memories.