Holidays: Things to see and places to go

By: Andrew Stratton

Choosinga place to go for holidays is much more difficult now in one sense, but moresimple in another.? Picking a place totravel for the holidays is more difficult, simply because availabletransportation allows travel many more places in the world than were previouslyavailable to the average traveler. At the same time, even though the multitudeof choices make settling on a holiday site difficult, once the choice is made,getting to the location is much simpler than ever before.

Ifyou are looking for someplace different to go and something different to do,you can start by thinking about what things you have always thought you wouldlike to try but never managed to find the time and use that list as a basis forholidays ideas that you can do.? Why notsit down with a paper and pencil and dream a little bit about what your goalsare for the future. Then find a ways to incorporate those goals into yourholiday plans.? For example, if you wantto learn to ski or swim or scuba dive those are rather easily included in aplan for a vacation by going to a ski resort or a beach resortrespectively.?

Butwhat if you can't afford the expensive resort.?In the wintertime, try a vacation package at one of the lesser known skiresorts.? You don't have to travel toVail or Telluride in order to enjoy fresh powder and evening activities.? Mt Bachelor near Bend, Oregonwith 71 trails is one example.? Mad RiverGlen resort in Vermontis another well-kept secret amongst skiers.

Summertimeholidays can incorporate a trip to a beach resort where snorkeling or scubalessons are available or you can use the same monies to take a class at a localYMCA or community college that will help you learn how to do the samething.? Often classes include day tripsto help you gain your proficiency certificate in diving.?

Howabout some other educational opportunities??Check out summer classes that are offered locally in othersubjects.? You may enjoy photography,weaving or art.? Perhaps your taste liesin cooking or sculpture.? Maybe you justwant to know? how to get the best use of yourspreadsheet program or learn to play a musical instrument.? Why not plan a holiday that will give youenjoyment and growth year around?

Ifyou have your heart set on a vacation at a well-known resort, try to take yourholidays during the off season. ?Not onlywill the prices likely be lowerFree Reprint Articles, you will be less plagued by crowdedattractions.? Of course you may haveother restrictions on your time so that you can't travel during certainperiods.?

Another way to get to travel to unusual vacationsites is to volunteer to help out with a building program or otherproject.? Many worthy nonprofitorganizations have locations in various sites and desperately need volunteersto help out with aspects of their programs.

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