Quench your thirst for knowledge on your next holiday abroad
(19th September 2017) September is in full swing, the lunch boxes are packed, new laces are tied and the school bells are ringing, but why should the kids get all the attention? Travelbag believes that it is never too late to learn something new and invites adults to go ‘back-to-school’ on their next holiday abroad. A learning holiday can help travellers reignite their golden school-day passions and goals, such as becoming a better cook, practicing a new language, studying art and music or perfecting photography skills. The specialists in tailor made holidays offer a range of customizable packages to worldwide destinations known for their rich history, exotic wildlife, impressive architecture, geological marvels and culinary prowess.
According to Travelbag experts, the most exciting global classrooms for 2018 are:
India – Have you ever wondered which spices, nuts and creams combine to make an authentic tikka masala? India welcomes the culinary curious to sample street food in bustling Mumbai, peruse Cochin’s spice markets, master an aromatic curry in a hands-on cookery course, relax with a cup of chai in the shadow of a Mughal palace, and enjoy dining al fresco on a Goan beach.
USA – A trip to America’s Deep South will school travellers on all notes. Holidaymakers can surround themselves with the sights, tastes and sounds of three of the world’s most influential music hubs, from the swinging sounds of New Orleans’ jazz notes, the soulful rhythm of Memphis’s blues scene and through to the ballads of Nashville’s country music harmonies. Because of Nashville’s low key vibe and minimal paparazzi, celebrities such as Taylor Swift are often seen enjoying the city’s local music shops and bars.
China – From the construction of the Great Wall to fallen dynasties, ancient silk trade routes and Terracotta Warriors, China is a top choice for travellers who want to brush up on their world history knowledge. Instead of taking a multiple choice test, history buffs can end their day in one of Hong Kong’s sky-high bars, or enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise along the Yangtze River.
UAE – Look out Paris and New York, there is a new opening in The Middle East that is shaking up the art world. The highly anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi, opening on the 11th November 2017, features a 180-metre-wide domed roof that graces the Abu Dhabi skyline like an artwork in itself. Art aficionados can explore a growing collection of more than 600 pieces, displayed across 23 state-of-the-art galleries or plan their visit during one of the four temporary exhibitions per year. The family-friendly ‘museum city’ also houses an interactive Children’s Museum.
Canada – In the vast wilderness of Western Canada, nature lovers can focus their camera lens on wild bears in Banff National Park, relax in a euphoric mixture of minerals, gases and varying temperatures at one of the country’s natural hot spring pools, spot whales off the coast of Vancouver, and indulge in farm-to-table meals prepared with the finest foraged ingredients.
Australia – The Northern Territory will challenge any previous misconceptions travellers had about the study of rocks. A 4WD self-drive holiday is an adrenaline-inducing way to experience the geological marvels of Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park, and Nitmiluk National Park, home to 13 dramatic river gorges sculpted from sandstone by the Katherine River. A trip down under is not complete without a visit to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) where visitors can learn both the cultural and scientific explanations for the colossal iconic rock that defines the Red Centre.
Travelbag can help travellers book the ideal learning holiday tailored to their interests, budget, dates and length of stay. For more information, visit: www.travelbag.co.uk
Travelbag specialises in creating tailor made holidays to a range of worldwide destinations that can be booked either online, over the telephone or in one of their seven UK shops (London, Brighton, Solihull, Cheltenham, Winchester, Alton and Knutsford).
Notes to editors: the sample packages and images for each destination can be provided on request.