Adventurous travelers are already planning how to spend their days off of work this year. Finding the best off the beaten path destinations and what to do once you get there requires time and research. Avoiding crowds has been a travel trend for years, and now people are taking tourism a step further.
A new study by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) revealed that, more than any other motivating factor, adventure explorers are seeking out transformative experiences while on holiday. An expanded worldview, nature, mental health, and learning opportunities were other motivating factors.
Simply put, people are looking for something different. They don’t want to just go to a far-flung location; they want to explore and learn about native cultures. Many don’t want to feel like regular tourists; they want to know how locals live and be like them for a while.
An alteration in perspective is a great tool for personal enrichment. Instead of jumping on a plane to London or Rome, why don’t you bike from the English capital to Italy? What you’ll see and experience in between will surely leave a lasting impression.