Our latest #HolidayChat over on Twitter was all about 'Holiday Adventures' – from DIY ventures to company organised tours. Breaks abroad are more than just sipping cocktails around the pool, although who doesn’t love at least a day or two of relaxing?
We decided to delve a little deeper into the topic and see just what kind of excursions and adventures our chatters like.
We thought this would be our first ‘on the fence’ question. However, many people prefer to go out and explore most days, and then just spend a day relaxing around the pool.
definitely an adventure type, but omg I am seriously craving a pool chill holiday right about now #HolidayChat— Kaye Fordtography (@Fordtography) May 16, 2018
Adventure! I've never understood the appeal of poolside holidays. I don't enjoy sitting still and overheating.— Rachael Furn (@rachaelfurn) May 16, 2018
A1 - Definitely an adventure person! I used to love chilling by the pool/beach, but I get SO bored now and have to be out exploring! #HolidayChat— April (@aprileveryday) May 16, 2018
A1: Adventure, mostly. I'm not traveling somewhere to sit around all day! That said, I do need my naps. #HolidayChat— Ryan Travels & Eats (@RyanTravelsEats) May 16, 2018
Pool with breakfast stolen from the buffet > midday adventuring > pool with cocktails #HolidayChat— jessica rose (@thejessicalife) May 16, 2018
Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef was definitely a highlight. Though last week I went sailing on a yacht in Turkey and that was great! #HolidayChat— Tasha (@tashajsteel) May 16, 2018
My most fun was doing a water sports day in Kos excursion, 6 different rides mixed with meeting friends for life 13 years ago. We’re off again at the end of June #HolidayChat— Face The Fun (@facethefun) May 16, 2018
A day trip to Shipwreck Beach in Zante. I threw up an incredible amount on the way there, but it was worth it to be up close to something I’d seen pictured a thousand times.. #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/5pREIJioau— Andi (@andthenzen) May 16, 2018
Does a basketball game at Madison Square Gardens count? Otherwise, renting a boat on Lake Como, the whole afternoon to zoom around— Mel Figgins (@MelissaG8611) May 16, 2018
There were a mixed bag of responses here, with many people opting for DIY adventures unless they wanted to seek out local knowledge.
In Greece, I found that you could book ready-made trips so cheaply, some day trips were around €15 including lunch.. #HolidayChat— Andi (@andthenzen) May 16, 2018
A3: Other than an activity here and there like a bike tour or something, we DIY our vacations. I don't like being on someone else's schedule. What if I see an awesome-looking street vendor? #HolidayChat— Ryan Travels & Eats (@RyanTravelsEats) May 16, 2018
If I can get by with the language, I’ll DIY it, but recently went to Krakow and had zero knowledge of the language, so ended up booking to go to Auschwitz through the hostel. It probably cost me a bit more money, but I didn’t have to worry about getting lost. #HolidayChat— Face The Fun (@facethefun) May 16, 2018
I like to book some trips that have smaller groups so it’s more of an intimate experience, and then when it comes to exploring towns, cities etc, hiring a car and going it alone is the best! #HolidayChat— Claire (@whowhatclaire) May 16, 2018
Bit of both! I enjoy researching and booking my own flights and accommodations, and then booking tours once I'm in a destination. The locals know their area better than I do!— Rachael Furn (@rachaelfurn) May 16, 2018
I'd love to work with you! I think it would be fun to go on a surprise excursion - where I don't know until I arrive at the airport (and obviously you'd advise if I need to pack like walking attire/good footwear or swimwear etc. Wouldn't that be fun! #HolidayChat— Tasha (@tashajsteel) May 16, 2018
A4- Kangaroo Island in Australia would be for me!! Or, a long walk in Yosemite to discover breathtaking views! #HolidayChat— Amie Dawson (@fitnessforster) May 16, 2018
A4: Basically anywhere in Asia. I'm absolutely in love with the food and history. Although Mt Everest is #1 on my bucket list. And I could go on - I want to go everywhere. #HolidayChat— Ryan Travels & Eats (@RyanTravelsEats) May 16, 2018
Thailand if I could sell my soul to go I would! But would love to city the architecture of Barcelona . So many places to see! #HolidayChat— Tamzin (@TamzinSwann) May 16, 2018
I would love to go on a fitness/boot camp holiday some where sunny but not too sunny— Daniel (@boneidolfitness) May 17, 2018
As always, we like to finish off the chat with lots of pretty images to give us wanderlust…
A5) well it obviously has to be a fee pictures from the Galapagos last week (mainly because I'm too sad sitting in the airport to scroll through the last 3 months worth of travel photos lol) #holidaychat pic.twitter.com/TvY3eKxFox— Escaping Essex (@EscapingEssex) May 16, 2018
What’s your favourite holiday adventure?
Don’t forget to join us on Wednesday 6th June 2018 for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Drop a comment below!