Cities are fantastic. They are vibrant, they are full of things to do, they are some of the truest reflections of the people and the cultures they contain. But sometimes, going to one city-break after another can simply be draining. If you’re feeling like you’ve lost the love of the urban, here are a few ideas on other trips worth taking.
On the road again
It might involve stopping in a city once in a while, but there’s nothing like a road trip to remind you of the freedom and the sense of adventure that you can lose if you’re visiting city after city. The best place to start when it comes to road trips is right in the old US of A, so find the US road trip route for you, plan your stops, and see where the road takes you.
Where the wild things are
Travel is a fantastic chance to experience cultures, peoples, and architecture that can vary wildly from place to place. But it’s also a chance to get back to nature that we don’t take often enough. One of the best ways to do that is with an up-close look at some of the most majestic and inspiring wild beasts in the world. The epitome of the wildlife trip has to be the African safari, of course. But no matter where you go, you should consider adding at least one wildlife stop in there. Not only is it adding value to the trip, you are often contributing directly to the preservation of threatened species.
Fresh air without the fuss
Do you love camping? For a lot of people, the answer is a “no”. It’s too much work, too uncomfortable, and even a little frightening to some. But there are more and more opportunities to enjoy the feeling of being out in the isolated wilds without feeling like you have to fend for yourself. There are likely glamping spots near you that allow all the adventure of camping but without the work, so check them out.
Whether you live in the US or you’re visiting from abroad, one of the things the country is most proud of (and rightfully so) is the wide variety of National Parks on offer. Yellowstone, Joshua Tree, Zion, the Grand Canyon. A lot of the most famous destinations in the US are National Parks and they provide some of the very best views in the world, so find one near you.
Powder your nose
To many, ski holidays are the perfect mix of jaw-dropping natural beauty and the comforts you associate with a good vacation. You don’t have to be incredibly rich to enjoy them, either, with a lot of affordable ski resorts available across the US, Canada, Japan, and more.
It’s a good idea to seek out varied experiences, especially when traveling, or it can be pretty easy to drop the habit altogether. Besides, if you skip the city for an alternative holiday once in a while, you’re a lot more likely to enjoy the next city you visit even more.