If you have itchy feet that need scratching, you might be keen to explore the furthest reaches of the globe. However, without a plan, it can be tricky to work out an itinerary or skeleton plan to follow. Sure, you could whip on your walking shoes, get your backpack down from the attic, pack up and go, but you might find that your journey overseas is chaotic and not productive in the slightest. While you didn’t mind this sort of ad-hoc trip in your early twenties, you might be keen for a little more sophistication on your travels. Rather than just heading off on a whim, you need to consider what it is you really want to get out of your travels. Do you want to immerse yourself in a new culture, try new cuisine or embark on feats of physical endurance? Take a look at these ideas that may inspire your wanderlust kicks.
If you love nothing better than heading out on the cricket pitch to whack a few sixes or if you enjoy exploiting your season ticket to catch as many home footie games as possible, you might want to use your love for sports to inspire your travel choices. Out of season, many football teams take tours of the Far East, South America or Eastern Europe. If you have an extended period of time away from work, you might fancy touring behind your beloved team and catch a few of their games while abroad. Sites like OddsWizz.com can empower you to focus on your team’s stats, work out their performance and maybe have the odd flutter while on your travels. Any winnings could give you some much needed spending money for your Far Eastern Odyssey.
If you like to think of yourself as the next Gordon Ramsay, you have a perfect palette or you simply have a passion for gourmet cuisine, a culinary tour of a nation may be just what you are looking for. For pasta lovers, a trip to Puglia in Italy touring the Amalfi Coast and venturing to Rome could be the perfect jaunt overseas. For those individuals who adore Asian food, hot-footing it to Japan could be right up your street. Japan is a nation with tens of Michelin starred restaurants, exceptional regional cuisine and all sorts of weird and wonderful street food. Sweetened soybean pastries, seafood ramen, and tempura panko breaded prawns are standard Japanese fayre. For the more adventurous, the sometimes deadly fugu fish and sushi can be sampled in the finest eateries.
Alongside your culinary tour, you will still be able to enjoy the sights of the destination you are visiting. In Japan, you might be keen to visit Hiroshima, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka while filling your belly with gastronomic delights.
If you adore getting behind the wheel of your motor, a driving holiday could be for you. You don’t have to make do with a road trip in your home nation. Instead, why not fly to the United States and embark on a fly drive like the ones explored at roadtripusa.com. You could hire a sporty little convertible, a Mustang or a classic American Cadillac and take a trip down Route 66. This classic American vacation will allow you to experience the real and authentic USA complete with motel stays, national park detours and sampling the grits in the roadside diners along the way.
If you fancy a road trip that’s a tad more adventurous, why not head to Iceland to hire a snow tyre laden beast of a truck. In the winter with snow as deep as your thighs, you could be driving in blizzard conditions across the volcanic island, before stopping off at a glacier for a spot of snowshoeing. Not for the faint-hearted, you could climb an active volcano or take your truck out into the snow covered wilderness to try and spy the iconic Northern Lights phenomenon after the sun has gone down.
Travelling across the world has never been simpler. To get the most out of any trip, you might be considering just heading off on a whim, but it pays to plan out an itinerary even if this is a brief outline of potential trips. You won’t lose any of your spontaneity, and you can be sure of a well planned and full trip. Days won’t be wasted, and you can enjoy a jam packed, activity laden trip. While an all-inclusive resort on a generic Balearic can be alluring, try and consider your passions in life and let these dictate your next jaunt overseas.