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With Christmas and New Year over it may feel like spring should be just around the corner, but in fact the Astronomical winter season only started on the 21st December in Europe and won’t end until 19th March 2017! Don’t fret though; there are loads of winter activities to make you appreciate the season.
Most people save for years to travel the world, but British born model and adventurer Laura Bingham managed to do it all for free. She travelled over 4,000 miles by bicycle over five months without spending a penny, relying entirely on the kindness of strangers.
Every year thousands of weird and wonderful festivals take place around the world, from the stunning Festival of Lights in Hawaii to the annual La Tomatina festival in Spain. However, festivals don’t get much weirder (or literal) than the recent ‘Feast of Fire and Ice’ festival which took place in Hangzhou City, the capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province.
When setting off to travel the world, most people’s itineraries will naturally include some once in a lifetime activities, such as trekking world famous trails or climbing mountains. However, very few people stop to consider the physical hazards posed by these activities, and for one traveller unexpected complications cost her her life.
If you’re in the ‘new year, new me’ group this year, why not set yourself some real challenges to help you measure and achieve your goals? Whether you want to get fit, learn a new skill or simple get outdoors and explore the world more, below are our top picks for the year to come.
At Holidaysafe we love unusual traditions and events, so when we heard about the Annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships, we just couldn’t resist reading and writing about it.
Two film fanatics from Cardiff have become internet legends, after they travelled around the world to hunt down their favourite movie or sitcom sets. Once found, the duo then recreated famous scenes using just their phones and IPads.
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