During the winter, snow sports are great to try when you're travelling. In fact, they're often the entire basis of a winter holiday. Skiing and snowboarding are just two options, with both alpine (downhill) skiing and cross-country skiing available. You can also try other sports from snowshoeing and tobogganing to ice skating and even dogs sledding. There are lots of destinations for winter sports, and you don't need to be up a mountain to try them out. You will often need some special equipment, but you can easily hire what you need, or it may be included in any tours or activities that you book.
For warmer climates, or sometimes when it's not even that warm, water-based sports can be a good idea too. They're not only fun but can also be a good way to travel around. Sailing can be a good way to explore a coastal area or a group of islands. A kayak or canoe can help you access places that you wouldn't be able to reach in a bigger boat. Surfing is something you can do all over the world too. If you look at Flyer Diaries, you can find some examples of ideal beginner surfboards. You can also hire any equipment you need, especially if it's too large to fly with.
Hiking and Biking
Anyone who loves the outdoors has likely spent some time walking or cycling on their travels. It's an excellent way to explore new places, especially for people who are enthusiastic about slow travel. If you want to take either activity seriously, you can buy all sorts of fancy gear. However, it's also just as easy to hire a bike or make sure you have a pair of comfortable walking shoes, and you can take on plenty of walking and cycling routes.
If you like to get a taste of the local culture when you're travelling, you should try out a local sport. Whether you have a good game of petanque when you're in France or try to toss the caber (or more likely watch someone else doing it) while you visit Scotland, there are lots of local sports that are unique to different locations. Not only is it a fun way to learn something new, but it can also be a great method for getting to know the locals.
Getting involved with sports while you travel helps you stay active, and makes your trip more fun in several ways too.
Mumbai, or Bombay as it once was, is India’s answer to Hollywood – a city of dreams and a city of massive contrasts. A city of rich and poor, inspiration and desperation, traditional and modern, old and new. Not surprisingly for such a vibrant city there are so many things to do in Mumbai!
The Hub's and I have developed quite the penchant for sniffing out local markets when we travel. There is something about the individuality and uniqueness of them that we have become quite enamoured with.
With a Sunday to spare in Berlin, we sought out the city's best offerings.
Every traveller needs to face a difficult decision when it comes to planning their next holiday.
Do you want to explore new horizons, or do you prefer to stay within your comfort zone?
I realised today that I had the final post from our travels in Con dao had been sitting in my drafts and decided since I loved the photo's so much why not post it today.
The hub's swept me away one rainy Thursday evening from the UK for a Valentines surprise ! Somewhere i'd never been before but was high on my to visit list! Berlin was ours to discover for a long weekend.
The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. It spans almost two miles across the Golden Gate, the narrow strait where San Francisco Bay opens to meet the Pacific Ocean.
Morocco! A beautiful, mysterious and exquisite country based in North Africa that is laced with culture, architecture and above all the most colourful and delightful fabrics and decorations. So what is going to tempt you to take a trip abroad to Morocco in 2020? It has all the feels of Middle Eastern culture without long flights, visa issues or fears of danger. Morocco may still have its dangerous parts, but the British government has deemed it safe especially in the tourist hotspots, so there’s no better time to visit.
I love to check out the shopping scene when visiting new country's and city's around the world. The shopping scene in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) did not disappoint at all!
I have to share with you my favourite find in Ho ChI Minh City. Padma de Fleur was the most exquisite place ever, and I just had to share the pictures with you.
A Travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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