Are you bored or going on family beach holidays year after year? Do you want to give the kids a vacation with a difference? This year are you feeling inspired to do something unique? Yes – then you are in the right place.
Planning a family vacation, regardless of the type of trip you want, can be tough. Especially, when you have to think about everyone else’s needs, as well as your own.
If you are an active family that enjoys being outdoors, then an adventure holiday might be perfect for you. Adventure vacations are not only fun and memorable, but also the perfect way to let loose and get rid of any stress.
If the idea of organizing an adventure holiday for this year’s summer vacation interest you, then make sure to have a read of this.
Choose a destination
Just like when planning a regular summer vacation, one of the most important things to consider is the destination. Ask yourself, where would you like to go? When you think about this, the thing to remember is that the destination you pick will determine what activities you can do.
If, for example, the idea of a canoeing adventure interests you, then taking a trip to Turkey would be ideal. Canoeing down the Xanthos River is the perfect family adventure, just as long as everyone can swim; that is.
If your children are young and aren’t strong swimmers, then an adventure cycling holiday in France might be a better match. As long as everyone can cycle to a decent standard and is confident on the roads, then an adventure cycling trip is ideal.
These are just a couple of ideas; there are so many inspiring holidays to choose from that you are bound to find something perfect.
Book your vacation
Once you have decided on the type of adventure holiday you want, as well as the destination, the next step is to book your trip.
Start off by looking online for travel companies that specialize in adventure travel, and then come up with a list of the top five. Visit each company’s website and have a look at their latest deals, and see if anything suitable comes up.
Prepare your family
Adventure holidays require a lot of stamina and high levels of fitness, so it’s a good idea to prepare your family before you go. Although you are probably already fit, aim to increase your fitness levels as a family to ensure you get the most out of your trip.
Start your pre-vacation fitness training at least two months before your trip and train at least twice a week. Even improving your fitness levels by a small amount can make all the difference, so it’s definitely worth doing.
Don’t make the mistake of packing for your adventure holiday like you would any other trip. For an adventure holiday, what you will need to pack slightly will differ from the usual t-shirts, shorts, and flip flops.
For an adventure vacation, what you pack will obviously depend on the activities, you are doing. But things like comfortable shoes, a hat, a rain coat, and loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.
If you are bored of lounging on a beach while on vacation and love the idea of an activity break, then an adventure holiday is perfect for you.