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Alternative Holidays To Look Back On When You Are Old

You may be surprised at the number of people who think they wasted too much time when they were young on gathering possessions. After all, they are only ‘things’ and unimportant at the end of the day. The world is a big place, and they regret not heading off on adventures to explore and discover new places.


They met the love of their life and settled down to raise a family and buy a home. Now, in their twilight years, they don’t have the energy to experience many of the things that they would like to try.

Most people want to look back upon their younger years and feel satisfied that they did everything in their power to make life interesting. Here are a few alternative holidays for you to consider.

Visit The Grand Canyon

The grand canyon is a magnificent scar on the surface on the earth on such a scale that you have to see it with to believe it. People used to think that it was carved out by the mighty Colorado river. Geologists now reckon it was caused by a devastating flood when a massive lake emptied suddenly; possibly because a barrier melted at the end of an ice age. We have seen many pictures of the canyon from above, but you can experience it from the bottom by taking a rafting holiday experience. You will experience times of peace and calm as the river rolls idly along, and then there are times when you battle to stay in control as you hurtle over violent rapids. It is a thrilling experience of a lifetime and one not to miss.

Off-Piste Skiing

The beauty of a ski holiday is that you can push yourself as little or as much as you like. Those in search of a real adrenaline boost head to the off-piste slopes where they can risk life and limb at incredible speeds. If it is your intention to seek out danger on your vacation, I suggest you check out the small print in your adventure holiday insurance. These activities carry an inherent risk, so you must take out the best protection in case of a mishap. Head off to the French or Swiss alps in search of excitement; they will not disappoint.

Climbing Holiday

You don’t have to travel far to find many challenging rock faces where you can pit your strength and endurance against the force of gravity. The mountains of Snowdonia in Wales are a popular destination, as are the highlands of Scotland. That is where you will find the tallest peaks in the United Kingdom. They are an excellent resource to hone your skills before heading off in search of more challenges abroad.

On an adventure holiday, you will take calculated risks; it is the nature of the beast. You can look back on your life with a sense of satisfaction. You didn’t waste it by sitting on a beach in the Spanish islands and drinking sangria. There is a lot more to life than that. I hope you agree with my arguments; I did it all when I was young and don’t regret any of it. The shark bit was an unfortunate incident, but we will talk about that another time.

Hi I'm Hannah and I blog about all things travel. Places I've been to, places I've seen and some top travel tips.


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