Holidays are meant for fun and relaxation and they are a great time to spend quality time with your friends or family. Where you go really doesn’t matter on a basic level because the purpose is to unwind and have fun. There are some people who treat their holidays like some minutely planned venture and miss the whole point of being spontaneous. Wherever you go, let go off your work life stress, personal issues and financial worries and indulge in these recreational activities for travellers.
Go down the history lanes
Whether you go to a major tourist spot or a quaint get away, each place has its distinct history and culture. The best way to understand the spot is to visit the historical places of interest and learn the stories behind them.
You will be fascinated to listen to some of the local lore. Don’t look at historical places as a routine activity but treat it as a learning experience. If you are travelling with your children, this is a good opportunity to teach them about history and culture. Learning about new places will help in broadening their horizons.
Go on a date with the stars
Most people love gazing up at the stars. An ideal opportunity arises during your holiday when you can have the time and leisure to spend the night camping under the starlit sky. Prepare some snacks like sandwiches, chips, popcorn and fruit then arrange for some nice music.
Light up a bonfire for some warmth and you are all set. You can arrange yourselves around the bonfire by popping on pillows. If you have transportable telescope, you can all map out the constellations together.
Learn a new outdoor sport
Sports are a great way of developing team work and strengthening bonds. If your family or circle of friends has a favorite sport you can play that. Otherwise most holiday locations have provisions for outdoor sports like skiing, paragliding, rock climbing or bungee jumping (for the more adventurous).
Indulging in a great session of sports will boost up your adrenaline level and improve your metabolic rates. Physical activity of any kind will revitalize the body so sports should be an important recreational activity for travellers.
Go on a nature walk
Pack a picnic hamper, wear your outdoor walks and explore nature at her serene best with your family. Long walks in nearby woods or places of natural beauty present an ideal opportunity to brush up your knowledge of zoology and botany (especially if you are with a local guide). If you are visiting local orchards, you can taste the delicious local fruit or you may visit a nursery to admire the beautiful shrubs and indulge your green thumb.
Eat and shop till you drop
If you have women in your group, you will anyway have to spend considerable time shopping and touring the local markets. Enjoy buying gifts for folks back at home by picking up interesting souvenirs. Lastly, don’t forget to get a taste of the local cuisine by visiting an authentic local restaurant. Food is after all one of the best recreational activities for travellers.