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It’s gloomy, raining and dark. Yes, you are experiencing the typical British winter, but not to worry because you can travel to a warmer destination like Spain or Malta and try a walking holiday to avoid the guilt of doing nothing. Often for New Year’s, we over-indulge in food and alcohol, but what if you could start the year by doing something uniquely different and good for your mind, body, and soul. Inntravel has been offering walking tours around Europe since the 1980’s and I think their tours are the perfect way to holiday. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider one of the Inntravels walking tours for this New Years!
Escape the winter
We all know the winter in England is miserable, so it is essential you travel to experience some winter sun elsewhere to get a good dose of Vitamin D! You don’t have to wait months for summer to arrive. New years is a fun time to have a holiday to break up the year, not to mention its off-season for most destinations on this side of the world which means fewer people.
Experience New Years in a unique way
Sometimes the old new year’s parties can get boring as they are usually all the same. It’s a competition on who can drink the most and everyone takes bets on who will fall asleep before the new year has even begun. The whole drama of finding the perfect glittery dress and matching heels can get quite boring year after year, which is why I love the idea of a walking tour. It’s the opposite of what most people will be doing on New Years day.
Kickstart your resolutions
It’s is a fun time to start thinking about those resolutions and if being a little healthier is one of them then maybe you should start the year off with a bang in a much warmer destination while walking. New Year’s Day is usually a write off for most people. Can you imagine how amazing it would feel to wake up refreshed and be able to celebrate the day of the new year?! So, if changing your lifestyle to become healthier is one of your resolutions then that’s the perfect reason to book one of these tours! In many cultures, they say, ‘start the year as you mean to go on’ so start the new year healthier and your goals may just come true.
Explore new and exciting destinations
Travel is all about seeing and experiencing new destinations as well as meeting new people and being introduced to exciting cultures. By doing a self-guided walking tour you get to explore the destination in the flesh and really delve deep into what that country is all about. There’s nothing more exciting than travelling to a country that isn’t your own. I always say that the best form of education you can get is travel.
“Travelling – leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta
You don’t have to be a fitness freak
Don’t worry about your fitness level because these tours are aimed for all, even if you are an amateur walker. There is always a walk that will be suited for you so if you’re worried about keeping up, don’t. Take it at your pace and enjoy the walk! It is supposed to be fun so don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
Tell me below which Inntravel tour you would love to experience!
This post was in collaboration with Inntravel and their #StrollInto2018 campaign