Summer Holiday Inspiration
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The sun is finally shining and everybody’s gossiping about their summertime plans. Of paramount concern, of course, is where you’re going on holiday this year. With so many options, you won’t be stuck for something to do, that’s for sure! Here are TOTR’s list of travelling suggestions for summer 2013…
- Go backpacking, hitchhiking and/or couchsurfing – you’d be surprised how far you can get with so little. In the tradition of infamous travelling characters like Jack Kerouac, the best on the road experiences can be the unplanned, the unexpected and the outright strange. Imagine all those dinner party stories you’ll have to tell when you return!
- Be a hometown tourist and explore your local area with fresh eyes. It’s easy to live somewhere for a long time and get into a routine around town. Step outside of it and visit local monuments, tour your city with an organised group or explore an area you’ve never visited before.
- Go travelling on your own; make friends with the locals and clear your head by taking time alone to reflect. Many are scared to venture out without a travel mate, but visiting a place on your own often reveals a lot more of it. Instead of chatting as you walk along the sidewalks, you’ll be looking, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting everything around you. Take advantage.
- Teach English as a Foreign Language abroad – get paid for it and feel fulfilled at the same time. There are many short-term contracts available in different parts of the world, especially during the summer months. Who knows – maybe you’ll find yourself a new career path you’d never even considered before.
- Spend time with your family; whatever your age, short breaks with the family always offer fun and drama in equal measure. Whether UK trips or journeys further afield, there’s nothing quite like going on a family holiday. Let the good times roll!
These are just a few out-of-the-ordinary ideas to kickstart your journeys this summer. Why not combine a few of them in some long term travel to help make 2013 a year of travel to remember?