There’s nothing quite like a relaxing holiday. Whether you enjoy kicking back with a cocktail by the beach or a warm sunny stroll across the sand, holidays provide us with an escape from the stress of everyday life.
But travel is an opportunity to broaden our minds and push the boundaries of our comfort zones. With so much to explore in the world, travel is an opportunity to learn more, not just about another location, but ourselves too.
These three travel concepts will elevate your next adventure for an experience you’ll never forget.
Across the world, there are countless causes seeking volunteer support. And if you dream of offering your time and talent to some worthy causes, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
But amongst the most popular are the many wildlife conservation efforts ongoing around the globe. Working to protect endangered wildlife gives you the chance to make a local impact on a vital cause, and travel to any number of breath-taking locations to work shoulder-to-shoulder with expert conservationists.
Conservation Travel Africa, based in the south of the continent, offer one of the most incredible international volunteer experiences for those who want to work with animals. Their programme is founded on ethical values and works alongside local communities to secure everyone’s best interests, giving volunteers the opportunity to experience Africa in a unique and life-changing way.
2. Teaching abroad
For a long-term travel adventure, there are a number of programmes around the world seeking linguists to teach English as a second or other language.
These programmes are often targeted specifically towards those who have newly-graduated, but there are opportunities for those seeking a change of career, location or simply a new venture.
If you’re considering teaching abroad, there are courses that will quality you to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL), and with these skills you’ll be able to embark on an incredible international career, teaching in countries with cultures radically different to your own.
These roles can have fantastic earning potential and give you the chance to gain vital world experience – ideal if you’re a recent graduate who wants to travel while building your CV. No matter your goals, these opportunities will serve you well in your future ambitions.
3. Writer’s retreat
As a creative, travel provides us with untold inspiration. As you experience new locations, new cultures and meet exciting new people, all with their own stories to tell, you’ll gain new perspectives that will inform your own work as a writer.
So how better to capitalise on your experiences than with a writer’s retreat? These take place all over the world, and are a great way to meet likeminded creatives whilst developing your own abilities and allowing you to work on that novel you’ve always dreamed of writing.
These are just three ways to elevate your next travel adventure, whatever your aspirations.
Ever volunteered abroad? Taught English in another country? Travelled to a writer’s retreat? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below!