If you're one of those people who see the ideal holiday, not just as two weeks sprawled on a beach covered with sun tan lotion, but rather as an opportunity to see other parts of the world and do things that you wouldn't normally do, then congratulations, because that is a much better and healthier perspective. There are wonderful places to see in the world, as yet unspoilt, but some of them perhaps not for ever, and plenty of amazing adventure, or activity, holidays that you can take. At present for example, you could climb Kilimanjaro with Gane & Marshall or go trekking in India, or white-water rafting in the Pyrenees, and not only get away from your daily routine but have some exciting adventures along the way. You will return to work leaner, fitter and sharper in mind than if you had been just lazing on the beach with an eternal Martini in the hand.
The best known type of activity holiday is probably skiing, and this is something that all the family can do, although you need some prior instruction, and preferably practice, and you need to allow for varying capabilities. Even restricting the family to low slopes, however, skiing can provide a really fun filled holiday.
For those without children in tow though, there are many other possibilities for adventure in various parts of the world. Africa for example, is still very much as it always has been in many areas, and you can get amazing deals on safari holidays that literally transport you to a different world. Try Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, or Tanzania, with a reputable safari company for the trip of a lifetime. You are accompanied by experienced guides and company representatives into the bush and are able to get close to big game such as lions, giraffes, and zebras in their natural habitat and behaving just as nature intended. More ambitious expeditions in small groups do actually climb Mount Kilimanjaro and as long as you are reasonably fit you can achieve something that the folks back home will scarcely believe until you show them the pictures. (more...)