• State Department Travel

    How to Take Advantage of Active Travel For a Healthy Vacation

    Many people look at a vacation as a time to sit back, take it easy and enjoy a restful time by the pool with a good book and a drink in hand. For others, a few days of this routine leaves them restless and looking for something to challenge them.

    If you find yourself in the challenge category, you should consider active travel as an outlet for your need to keep moving.

    If staying healthy and fit is a strong motivator for you, active travel options can be a perfect way to enjoy time away from home while keeping your mind and body challenged.

    There are a number of starting points for this type of travel experience. The first is to focus on a particular type of activity. Walking tours and programs are quite popular, providing a chance to see areas which are difficult to get to by car or other transport. The next level would be to consider a cross country type of travel experience, such as snowshoeing or skiing for winter travel. The ultimate would be considering a mountain climb or similar level of exertion.

    If sports are the motivator for your travel experience, consider a sports camp that specializes in your favorite activity, including tennis, swimming, golf, or bicycling, to name a few. Each can provide a unique experience, while giving you the chance to hone your skills in a sport that you love.

    As with any vacation theme, you can organize your own activities, or hook up with a tour or camp operator. There is every level of service available, from bare bones to ultimate luxury. You need to decide what your budget and schedule will allow. There is a convenience factor to having someone else handle a lot of the details, just be sure you understand the costs of any tour package, and what is expected of you with respect to the activities planned.

    Another key factor in active travel is being honest with yourself about your ability to undertake the exertion planned in the activities. It can be a thrill to push yourself to the limit, but if you get sidelined due to an injury or accident, the joy of the vacation will vanish, and you will just be counting the days until you return home. It is best to pace yourself according to your stamina and strength. Remember, the purpose of … READ MORE

  • Travel Agency

    The Weather is Bad – How Can We Spend Time Inside the Hotel?

    We usually plan our holidays according to the weather. During the summer we need to enjoy the sun, the sea, the long walks or mountain hiking. During winter we search for those places where the amount of snow allows us to do winter sports and build snowmen.

    But it sometimes happens that it rains in summer for days. Or there are snowstorms in winter which don’t allow you to leave the house. What if your vacation days were like this? The question is very good but the holidays are not ruined completely by the weather when you are staying in a good hotel.

    Many hotels offer so many activities you can do inside that sometimes you don’t even feel like leaving it for the entire time spent there. For example some of the hotels are offering beauty treatments including body massages. A rainy day is the perfect moment to enjoy the skills of a beautician or of a masseuse. You can relax and spend and entire day being pampered and beautified.

    The common spaces are also a good alternative for going outside. They offer you the possibility of meeting new people, or sharing your best jokes with your friends while sipping a cup of tea or a glass of wine in front of the fireplace. You can also play games or watch TV with your family or friends waiting for the blizzard to stop.

    Some hotels have special activities like teaching children about the benefits of eating  parents are free to spend a few peaceful minutes at the bar which are very important when you are on vacation. Children are usually the most difficult to keep busy when they can’t go outside so this class might turn out to be useful for both them and their parents.

    These inn-like hotels offer you the common spaces where you can spend time interacting with the other persons in the hotel, rediscovering the joy of meeting new people or learning old songs. Even if it is rainy or the snow is too big to let you out people will never be bored spending time inside the hotel.… READ MORE